Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Wanchuan River Landscape, Hainan

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_2721
The Wanchuan River is a famous river in the eastern part of Hainan Island. This river has two sources: (1) the southern source, where the Lehui Stream starts on the southern ridge at Linbei Village on Wuzhi Mountain and flows for 109 km; and (2) the northern source, which is the Dingan Stream that starts to the south of Limu Ridge, converges at Hekouzui in Qionghai City (now called the Wanquan River) and enters the South China Sea at Boao Harbour via Jiaji with a total length of approximately 163 km. This river is a tropical river in a beautiful ecological environment that is unaffected by pollution, and it has been called China’s ‘Amazon River’. Its estuary is known for the spectacular scenery of three rivers (Waquan River, Longgun River and Jiuqu River), three islands (Dongyu Island, Shapo Island and Yuanyang Island), two harbours (Boao Harbour and Tanmen Harbour) and one rock (Sheng Gong Rock in the middle of the river), and it is characterised by ocean water, sand beaches, red...
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