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Temple of Five Lords

Haikou is the capital of Hainan province, contains interesting historic sites. Also known as Coconut City, Haikou is a major port. The Five Gentle Lords Temple consists of five traditional temples and halls that were built in honor of five officials of the Tang (618-907) and Song (960-1279) dynasties. These officials were banished to Hainan for periods ranging from 11 days to 11 years for denying emperor’s decision.


The temple's main building is the Five Lords Ancestral Hall. It is a red two-story wooden structure that stands more than 9 meters tall and has a total floor space of 560 square meters. A historical inscription on a board placed over the front entrance on the second floor declares it the "first building in Hainan". The earliest buildings of the complex were built during the reign of Wanli Emperor (1572–1620) of the Ming Dynasty. The temple has undergone a major restoration during the reign of the Qing emperor Guangxu, followed by minor repairs that were carried out later.


Location: At the junction of Meilan District and Qiongshan District

Opening Time: 7:30am – 18:30pm

Ticket: 50 RMB

Transportation: Bus No.1, 11

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