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Wuzhishan reveals 7 tourist routes to explore red leaves

ehainan.gov.cn | Updated: 2021-12-17

To prepare for the 2021 Hainan (Wuzhishan) red leaf culture and tourism season, the city of Wuzhishan revealed seven red leaf travel routes and locations on Dec 14, inviting visitors to Wuzhishan for an exciting maple viewing tour where they can enjoy both the natural landscapes and the unique ethnic culture of Wuzhishan.

The best time for viewing maple leaves is Nov 20 to Dec 20, while the best time for viewing oak forests is Dec 20 to Feb 20.


The Wuzhishan area of Hainan Tropical Rainforest National Park is covered with red leaves. [Photo by Huang Guohua] 

1. Atuoling Forest Park 

Travel along National Highway 224 and you will see the colorful autumn leaves lining the winding road. 

Best viewing time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Nov 20 to Dec 20 

2. Taipingshan Reservoir 

Colorful mountains, clear lakes, gurgling mountain springs, and a forest of red leaves in Xinping village give visitors a 360-degree panoramic view of the stunning autumn scenery. 

Best viewing time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Nov 20 to Dec 20 

3. Wuzhishan Reservoir 

The best viewing location is in the Yapai village area, where a few hillsides next to the reservoir are covered with red leaves. Visitors can also stand at the top of the mountain and look down at the rolling hills and blue waves. 

Best viewing time: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Nov 20 to Dec 20 

4. Litong Cultural Park 

Lizu Hall is set in front of a high mountain, with a grove of maple trees to the east standing out against a nearby tea plantation. As you enter the cultural park square, you can enjoy a spectacular view of the clouds around Shuiman township. 

Best viewing time: 7:00 am to 10:00 pm, Nov 20 to Dec 20 

5. Yabin Tropical Rainforest Area

The Yabin Tropical Rainforest is located in the Wuzhishan area of the Hainan Tropical Rainforest National Park, where the red maple leaves are at their most beautiful due to the high altitude.

Best viewing time: all-weather

6. Wuzhishan Mountain viewing platform

On the viewing platform you can see the whole of Wuzhishan up close, with the red leaves all over the mountain and the clouds enshrouding the city. The forest walkway is a must-see for aerobic-lovers.

Best viewing time: all-weather

7. Maodao township Yari Road section, around Maodao township government, and Maodao to Baoguo road section 

From January to February every year, rows of red oak trees form the dominant color here, while the winding Nansheng River cuts through them.

Best viewing time: 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, from Juanary to February