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Hainan tourist attractions suitable for senior residents

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2018-10-17

Many scenic spots in Hainan province recently held activities themed on Chongyang Festival, or Double Ninth Festival, which falls on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month, to attract elderly tourists. In China, nine is a homophone of "long", thus bringing to mind the idea of longevity.

The following are some spots in Hainan suitable for senior residents searching for both pleasure and relaxation.

Mountain climbing


Many older people like to spend their Chongyang Festival at the China Leiqiong Haikou Volcanic Cluster Global Geopark. [Photo by Su Jianqiang/Hainan Daily]

The most famous custom associated with Chongyang Festival is to climb mountains. The China Leiqiong Haikou Volcanic Cluster Global Geopark, Tongguling (Copper Drum Mountain) in Wenchang, along with some other eco-themed parks in Sanya, are all fine choices for the elderly to enjoy the views of the nature and breathe fresh air.

Cultural experiences


Senior residents relax with families at the Qionghai Longshouyang National Agricultural Park. [Photo by Zhang Jie/Hainan Daily]

Besides crowded scenic spots, the elderly can also have fun by visiting the countryside and enjoying the folk culture, eating Double-Ninth cakes and washing themselves with mugwort leaf water. People can take their parents to various Hainan villages, each with their own unique features. The Sanya Nanshan Cultural Zone is also highly recommended.

Garden and exhibition touring


A senior couple looks over the day's photos at the Boao Lecheng International Medical Tourism Pilot Zone. [Photo by Yuan Chen/Hainan Daily] 

Some ancient tourist attractions like Danzhou Dongpo Academy provide a good environment for people to have fun, and performances of the Red Detachment of Women in Sanya help to bring back memories of red culture. They all offer old people a good mood, which is the most significant element for them to travel around.