The center of Hainan island is mountainous, with mountains extending southward compared with the relatively low-lying areas in the north. In fact, the mountain is 343 meters (1,125 feet) higher than mount tai, long considered the top of China’s five most famous mountains.
Wuzhishan is the symbol of the whole island. The area has been listed by the international tourism organization for its unrivaled natural beauty and is one of the few remaining natural rainforests in the world.
Wuzhishan means five fingers in Chinese and is named for its formation. The whole shape extends like the five fingers of the hand. It is said that this is the hand of sakyamuni and the legendary Monkey King cannot escape his control.
A visit to this area will reward you with scenic wonders of the main peak, impressive waterfalls, and the chance for adventure to float down mountain streams. Here you can also enjoy the special customs and culture of the miao and li nationalities.
The first finger of the five main peaks points to the sky, rising more than 1,300 meters (4,265 feet). The second finger is the tallest, measuring 1,876 meters (6,155 feet). A natural bridge of boulders connects the two peaks. Legend has it that wonderful children and fairies often play on the bridge. Both peaks are accessible and you can climb to the top to get a bird ‘s-eye view of the spectacular surrounding scenery. The other three peaks are hard to climb, but the effort to climb the main peaks is a deserved reward when you feel the experience riding clouds and beyond the fog.
Wuzhishan mountain high steep, complex landform, forest green. The abundance of water nourishes many waterfalls, the most impressive of which is the wuzhishan waterfall on the north side of the first peak. At 1,000 meters (3,281 feet) high, it is a spectacular sight. The various waterfalls form a series of deep ponds that extend into the wuzhishan gorge.
Taking a boat across the grand canyon is an exciting experience. Starting at the top of the dam, a gentle stream of water carries you through the picturesque environment. Above you is the blue sky, dotted with white clouds, and you marvel at the green forests and rocks formed by water over thousands of years. The calm drift did not last long, however, as the water began to desce