The Nanli Lake is a famous scenic site in Ding'an County, Haikou City, Hainan Province, about 40 kilometers (24.85 miles) far away from Haikou. It covers 46 square kilometers (11,367 acres) and the area of the lake is 12.3 square kilometers (3,039 acres). The average water temperature is around 22 degrees centigrade and the climate is quite good for the body.
Nanli Lake is a large man-made lake. In 1958, the people of Ding'an built the Nanfu Reservoir here. As a result, the water gathered in the valley became Nanli Lake gradually and the mountains became the islands in the lake.
The islands in Nanli Lake are very unique. There are 13 islands and five peninsulas in all. The shapes of the islands are varied, such as the square, oblong and round ones. Among them, the largest one covers 39,600 square meters (9.79 acres), while the smallest is 3,200 square meters (0.79 acres). Furthermore, lush trees and beautiful wide flowers grow on the islands; wild rabbits jump in the bush and birds show the beauty of their voice. And emerald water mingles with the hills to seem like a bright painting, while the islands are the green pearls dotting in this picture. Boating on the lake, you might think you are wandering in the 'Thousand Island Country'.
In addition, as a scenic site, Nanli Lake provides splendid service of accommodation, catering and entertainment. And the facilities are ample, including sumptuous hotels, restaurants, villas, the golf course and some facilities of entertainment above water. Thus, going on a holiday there will not disappoint you.
Location: In the Northeast of Ding'an County, 30 kilometers away from Ding’an County
Opening Time: 8:00am – 17:30pm
Ticket: 70 RMB
Transportation: Take the special bus of 'Haikou - Ding'an - Nanli' and get off at its destination.