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“Museum of fine quality” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hainan Museum

Hainan Museum
Ranked #7 of 99 things to do in Haikou
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Museum of fine quality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2012

Modern, beautiful architecture, impressive building. Displays wonderfully creative and informative. i especially liked the history of the village life on Hainan.

Visited May 2012
Thank Ananda100
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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  • English first
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English first
Tangerang, Indonesia
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86 reviews
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“Free Entrance!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012

It displays the history of Hainan Island, from culture, architecture and art.
Entrance Fee is Free
No English tour available.
It's remarkable architecture.

Visited May 2011
2 Thank Riou108
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

The descriptions of pieces in the permanent exhibitions are minimalist but the docents are well educated. You will need to either speak Chinese or bring a translator.

Visited January 2012
2 Thank brucianna
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Singapore, Singapore
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61 attraction reviews
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“Return from the end of earth”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2011

One main attraction of Hainan Island to me is the Beach, be it at Boao Town Bay, Yalong Bay or East China East Bay. When we were there, the weather was hot and the beach was full of people. We could imagine what cooler weather would bring. But the beach was clean and sand, white and fine. It would be wonderful if we could laze around and catch the sea breeze while taking a coconut drink which is plentiful here.

Another is the big Guanyin complex in the vicinity of Tian Ya. The towering statue of Guanyin stands majestically just off the sea in this complex. But the complex is so huge that we could not see it until we reach nearer the entrance and it was a wonderful sight to behold.

We went to as near as possible to pay our respects to Guanyin. The guide there gave us pointers on how to pay our respects. We were to walk round the feet of Guanyin and at his feet, we were supposed to touch one and bow, clasping our hands. We did that and felt a sense of calmness and gratitude that life has been good to us!

On the way out, the entrance to the complex seems far away. No worries. There is the environmentally friendly tram which takes you right to the entrance, pass the prayer junction before we entered the statue area.

Visited September 2011
2 Thank Edyharto
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Seattle, Washington
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“Great Architecture and a Most Informative Museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2011

This is a museum dedicated to the history,culture and people of Hainan Province. It is within the city of Haikou, and easy to to find. From the city center it is a short taxi ride and also on a bus route. The museum is located near the river across the street from the complex of Provincial Government buildings.

The museum appears to have been built in the last decade as everything is new. The museum building is a large modern architectural masterpiece. The building has three distinct wings surrounding a very large, covered open space. The front side of this space is open to the elements.

The exhibits within include dioramas depicting village life of the earliest civilizations making Hainan Province home. The quality of the presentations is excellent. The museum is divided into galleries with each gallery focused on a specific subject. Examples include textiles; ceramics; historical eras; and ethnic groups, as examples.

I cannot overstate the beauty of the architecture of this museum. It has aspects to it which remind me of the Grammage Auditorium of Frank Lloyd Wright located in Tempe, Arizona, USA. In the interior at the roof level there is a wonderful ceiling made with much exposed wood. It is perfect as a design element, juxtaposed against the many large verticle columns, and other rising elements of the building.

Running throughout the museum is a bright red carpet. Initially this bright carpet was distracting. However, this carpet pulls everything together and is very beautiful being so unique for such a large public space.

Many individuals visit Hainan Province for its beaches, and tropical climate. A visit to this museum is wonderful way to enjoy your visit to Haikou.

Visited June 2011
3 Thank Endurant
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