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Wuzhi Mountain
(wǔ zhǐ shān 五指山) is located at the center of Hainan Island (hǎi nán dǎo 海南岛). It is the highest mountain in Hainan. And it is regarded as one of the symbols of Hainan and also one of the famous mountains in China. The peaks are waving like saw-tooth and the shape is like five fingers, hence the name Wuzhi.

Wuzhi MountainThe mountains range from southwest to northeast, from thin to thick. The first peak, which is called Yizhi Mountain (yī zhǐ shān 一指山) is like a huge pyramid with elevation of 1,300 meters high and the top of the peak is piercing into the sky obliquely.

The Erzhi Mountain (èr zhǐ shān 二指山) is the highest peak of the Wuzhishan Mountain with elevation of 1,876 meters high. Between the Yizhi Mountain and Erzhi Mountain there is a "Sky Bridge"( tiān qiáo 天桥) built with a natural huge stone. Since it is surrounded with cloud and mist all year round, it is called the Fairy Bridge with a lot of mythology stories. The Sanzhi Peak (sān zhǐ shān 三指山) was the highest peak originally. Since it was cut by a portion by thunder several years ago, so it became a bit lower than before.

Wuzhi MountainBesides, there are the Fourth Peak and the Fifth Peak. Although these five peaks' tops are standing separately, their mountain bodies are joined together. Standing on the mountain, you can have a bird’s view of the whole South China Sea and the fishing boats in it.

Meanwhile the Wuzhishan Mountain is also the kingdom of precious animals and birds, there are various animals such as reptiles, birds and animals. Travelling in the Wuzhi Mountain, you will see animals come out to look for food or play with each other now and then.

The surrounding areas of Wuzhi Mountain are inhabited mainly by the Li ethnic group (lí zú 黎族). You will have the chance to witness and feel something of its lifestyle, get to know their custom, appreciate their folk song and dance, and taste their special foods.

Wuzhi Mountain
Location: Shuiman Village (shuǐ mǎn xiāng 水满乡), Wuzhishan City
Admission fee: CNY 30
Opening hours: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Transportation: you can take bus in Wuzhishan Bus Station to get there
 

 

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