Dongzhai Harbor Mangrove Natural Reserve Area

10/9/2014 Meixuan Sights Haikou 1942

Dongzhai Harbor Mangrove Natural Reserve Area is the largest and first mangrove natural reserve area in China. This mangrove natural reserve area is sprawled in area of 3,337.6 hectares which is located at the north eastern side of Haikou city in Hainan Province. The entire area is full of mangrove trees and the area is a like a typical tropical jungle of trees. Mangrove by definition is a shrub or tree grows in tidal, mainly in tropical locations and coastal swamps with numerous tangled roots that grow above ground and form dense thickets. This is normally medium height. During high tide the mangroves are submerged in the water and only the top portion of the leaves would be visible to the people. The plant has the ability to withstand the salty tidal and grown naturally.

Bird’s habitant:
There are more than 159 different species of birds inhabited in this reserve and also you can see many migratory birds made this area as their transit point. Due to this fact, Dongzhai Harbor Mangrove Natural Reserve Area is called as 'Heaven for Birds'. Because of this the reserve area is not only considered as a mangrove reserve area but also a wetland reserve area, where lot of birds finding this place as a home.

Migratory birds
This is a haven for migratory birds. Winter is the best season; tourist can have the wonderful presence of lot of migratory birds. You can see tens of thousands of birds dancing and flying around in the mangrove resort. The branches of mangroves will be full of birds, as if looks like natural ornaments dangles from the branches. The mangroves provided the required nourishments so this is the best location selected by birds and marine animals to raise their infants. The resort area and the surrounding food outlets serve fish, shrimp and shellfish that are cooked in the traditional style and delicious.

Underwater village:
Underwater village is another hot tourist spot which you should not miss to visit. As per historical evidences and research, it is known that after a massive earth quake in July 13, 1605 a good part of the island was submerged under the sea. It is estimated that there were about 72 villages which had faced the wrath of nature’s severe catastrophe. Today these submerged villages are being exclusively used to promote underwater tourist activities. Diving teams and other facilities are available to visit these wonders and experience it.

Travelling to Dongzhai Harbor Mangrove Natural Reserve Area:
After reaching to Hainan Province by air, road or by train, you will be landing at the capital city Haikou as your first transit. The Mangrove Natural Reserve Area is only 20 kilometers away from the city. You can board regular bus service from Qiongshan Minibus Station and disembark at Yangeng Village. From here take a passenger tricycle, which are easily available and you can reach easily to Dongzhai Harbor. Admission fee to the Natural Reserve Area is CNY 10 per head and the reserve area will be open from 8:00 am to 5:50 pm throughout the day.

Dongzhai Harbor Mangrove Natural Reserve Area is wonderful tourist location, where you can enjoy in leisure, fun and adventure activities. This is a must visit location!

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