Places in Hǎinán
Hǎikǒu means ‘Mouth of the Sea,’ and while sea trade remains relatively important, the buzzing provincial capital at the northern tip of Hǎinán is most notable for its booming construction. New and restarted projects are everywhere. While poor in actual sights, Hǎikǒu makes a good base for exploring the north of the island.
This attractive little coastal town at the confluence of three rivers is famous as the site of the Bó’áo Forum for Asia (BFA), an annual April meet-up of top-level officials, academics and economists exclusively from the Asia region. For cyclists, Bó’áo is a natural stop along the coast, offering good accommodation and food.
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Another view from the roof of the world: alternative Tibet in Sichuan
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