Once upon a time a Coconut Plantation was a very valuable enterprise the coconuts were harvested for oils, minerals, fibres and milk. During the British colonization period there were coconut plantations in every colony that could support them. I visited several Palm Plantations, including coconut palms, in Queensland, Australia and the impression the row upon row of massive trees never left my mind.
Naturally, when it comes to growing things; China can never been outdone in scale and planted the world’s largest coconut plantation, called Dongjiao Coconut Plantation, on a tropical island far to the south called Hainan.
Dongjiao Coconut Plantation is about twenty-minute’s ferry from Qinglan Habour. There are about 500,000 various kinds of coconut trees planted at here. Together with the winding footpath, small huts, sunshine and the sandy beach, all things create a picture of tropical marine world, making people fell relax and refresh. Visitors can have great fun here including enjoying the delicious seafood in the restaurants at the shore, trying different kinds of beach and sea sports with friends or just have a stroll along the footpath. If it happens to be a breezy day, the leaves of coconut trees will let out a sound of pleasing.
Haikou Shishan Crater Cluster National Geological Park (108km2) lies in Shishan and Yongxing Towns southwest Haikou City, close to Qiongzhou Strait, merely 15km from Haikou downtown. It has sound eco-environment, remarkable location advantage, unique geographic landscape and rich geological resources (Spa and hot spring) and is favorably called “Garden in the City” and honored as “Haikou’s Green Lung”. It is a rare urban volcanoes in the world with so various types, so beautiful shapes, so valuable and rare mineral springs and so intact volcanic ecology. This project is planned to include five themed zones, namely “Main Part of National Geological Park”, “Volcano SPA and Hot Spring Leisure and Recuperation Zone”, “Volcano Culture Sightseeing Zone”, “Volcano Forest Preservation Zone” and “Volcano Eco-Agriculture Sightseeing Zone”. Priority will be given to the main part of the National Geological Park in preliminary phase.