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Travel Photo| China’s tropical paradise?

Updated: October 7, 2014
By: Ian Yacobucci
Wanning Shimei Bay Hainan

Girl posing Wanning Shimei Bay,Hainan, China

Wanning Shimei Bay – Hainan, China:

This is does not look like the typical China we’re used to seeing in the media.  This photograph was taken on shores of the countries only tropical island Hainan.  Visiting a friend of mine from University his sister looks out towards Jiajing Island, located off shore of Hainan’s most luxurious resorts.

Le Meridien has hosted many famous tourists including the Russian Prime Minister Dimitri Medvedev.  Visiting the still pristine but rapidly developing island of Hainan I wonder what it’s future beholds.

With massive resort development projects filling the islands coast these beaches will certainly not be as beautiful or empty years from now.  When we arrived at Le Meridien, we showed up and walked right onto the beach after exploring the quiet 5 star hotel.

With the potential to house thousands of tourists combined with rapid wealth and development in China places like Wanning Shimei Bay will not look like this for long so get there soon if you can!

Ian Yacobucci

Traveling the Trans-Siberian, mountaineering the Himalayas, or teaching in Tokyo I'm always trying something new. As a someone who's worked, studied, and traveled to 40+ countries around the world I'm here to share my experiences so you can do the same!

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2 thoughts on “Travel Photo| China’s tropical paradise?

    1. Ian Yacobucci Post author

      You’re right Dave. For many visitors the beauty of China is lost in it’s big cities where the majority of traveller’s go to explore. Places like Beijing and Shanghai aren’t pristine by any means, but their beauty isn’t lost; its found in other ways. Hainan was more likened to the Philippines or Vietnam, yet there is an undoubtable feeling certainty that you are still in China, and I predict that it’s beauty may be lost as the country continues to develop with a capitalistic mind set. With more and more visitors comes pollution and all the rest. My hope is that in some ways it will be protected like some of China’s other natural wonders. Thanks for your insight!