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Attractions in Baoting

Baoting is famous for its rainforest and hotspring.  Most of the visitors there will stay on the foot of the Qixianling Mountain. 

Qixianling is a renowned tourist destination known for its scenic beauty and natural attractions. Qixianling is a national forest park that showcases the charm of Hainan's tropical rainforest.

Qixianling is characterized by its lush greenery, majestic mountain ranges, and glistening waterfalls. The park is famous for its diverse flora and fauna, including rare and endangered species. It offers visitors a chance to immerse themselves in the tranquility of nature and witness the breathtaking landscapes.
The main highlight of Qixianling is its hot springs. The park is home to numerous natural hot springs that are known for their high mineral content and therapeutic properties. Visitors can relax and rejuvenate in the soothing hot spring waters while enjoying the picturesque surroundings.
Qixianling also features various hiking trails and viewpoints that allow visitors to explore the park's natural wonders. As you trek through the dense forests and climb the mountain trails, you'll be rewarded with stunning panoramic views of the surrounding areas.
For those interested in cultural experiences, Qixianling offers a glimpse into the local traditions and customs. Indigenous Hainan ethnic groups, such as the Li and Miao, reside in the region and have a rich cultural heritage. Visitors can witness traditional dances, music performances, and crafts, providing a deeper understanding of the local culture.
Baoting is an autonomous county rich in ethnic minority culture. Walking through the streets and alleys of Baoting, you can experience the unique culture of the Li and Miao ethnic groups. The traditional festivals of the Li and Miao ethnic groups are celebrated in Baoting, such as the "San Yue San" (March 3rd ) and "Qi Yue Qi" (July 7th) on the lunar calendar.
"San Yue San" is a traditional festival of the Li and Miao ethnic groups. It is a celebration where they mourn their ancestors, celebrate new life, and praise their way of life. On this day, both men and women of the Li and Miao ethnic groups dress in traditional attire and bring bamboo tube rice, zongzi (sticky rice dumplings), and three-color rice to commemorate their ancestors. Festivities include activities such as pole dancing and Li brocade weaving. If you want to experience the culture of the Li and Miao ethnic groups, you can visit Baoting on March 3rd of the lunar calendar.
Every year, on the lunar calendar's July 7th, the Li and Miao ethnic groups celebrate the "Xi Shui Jie" (Water-Splashing Festival). On this day, seven girls, known as the "Seven Fairies," are selected to fetch holy water from the sacred pool at Qixianling and bring it to the festival venue. The holy water is then splashed onto people, symbolizing blessings of abundant rain for the coming year. After the ceremony, everyone can freely engage in water-splashing activities. Many Li and Miao girls and boys dress in traditional ethnic costumes and joyfully splash water on the square. It is both fun and exciting! 
In summary, Baoting is a place where you can immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of the Li and Miao ethnic groups. The "San Yue San" festival on March 3rd and the "Qi Yue Qi" Water-Splashing Festival on July 7th are unique celebrations that allow you to experience their rich traditions and enjoy the lively atmosphere.