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Top Choice Seafood in Bó'áo

Sea Story

Bó’áo’s most famous restaurant is surprisingly un-flashy, cobbled together from driftwood and with a courtyard full of weathered old fishing junks. The kitchen turns out excellent local and Southeast Asian dishes (t…
Historic Site in Bó'áo

Cai Family Former Residence

This sprawling, and pleasantly decaying, mansion was built in 1934 by several brothers who made their fortune in the Indonesian rubber industry. The building was abandoned in 1937 after the Japanese invaded Hǎinán, …
Seafood in Bó'áo

Áogōng Hǎixiān Chéng

Come see what the local fishing boats haul in, and then splash out on a spread of fresh seafood. Pick and choose from among the tanks, which helpfully have prices listed – so you know how much that giant lobster wil…
Cafe in Bó'áo

Lǎo Wood Coffee Rest Area

The owner of this cafe, a local dancer and art administrator, literally had a traditional old stone house taken apart and reassembled on Bó’áo’s coastal path to make his dream of opening a stylish cafe come true. In…
Beach in Bó'áo

Bó’áo Bay

Bó’áo’s beach is a long, narrow strip of golden sand, just a few hundred metres east of the town’s main road. If you plan to swim, head at least 500m north to avoid dangerous currents. The best stretches are even fu…
Buddhist Monastery in Bó'áo

Bó’áo Temple

The highlight of this modern Buddhist temple complex, 3km west of the town centre, is the enormous statue of the many-armed and many-headed Guanyin, the towering pagoda, and the views over the delta. Bus 2 continues…