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Admire the full moon in Hainan this Mid-Autumn Festival

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2018-09-21

Mid-Autumn Festival falls on Sept 24 this year. If you're going to be in Hainan province during the festivities here are our top recommendations of the province's best spots to see the full moon.

At the seaside with the family


Sanya Bay [Photo/VCG]

Enjoying the moon at the seaside has always been the most popular way to spend Mid-Autumn Festival for both locals and tourists. Haikou's Holiday Beach and Xixiu Beach are both stunning and offer spectacular views, as do Dadonghai Bay and Sanya Bay in Sanya. Shimei Bay and Qingshui Bay are also good choices for families.

On a mountaintop with a lover


A couple enjoys the view at Luhuitou Scenic Spot. [Photo by Zhang Jie/hinews.cn]

With the horizon stretching out into the distance and the city down below, the tops of mountains are a perfect place for admiring the moon. Luhuitou Scenic Spot in Sanya offers a view of the island's mountains, seas, rivers, roads, bridges and bays, creating a romantic atmosphere for lovers. While there you can also take a bath in the hot springs or pay a visit to Guanlan Lake Hot Spring in Haikou, the Zhujiang River Nantian Hot Spring in Sanya or the Qixianling Hot Spring in Baoting.

At fun spots with friends


The full moon seen from Qilou Old Street in Haikou [Photo by Yuan Chen/hinews.cn]

If you plan to spend the Mid-Autumn Festival with friends, head to lively spots like Sanya Houhai Sea, Qilou Old Street, Feng Xiaogang Film Commune or Hainan Tropical Wildlife Park and Botanical Garden for a good time.