Jing Island Scenic Area (4A)
Wanwei Golden Beach of Jing Island Scenic Area in Dongxing, Fangchenggang, Guangxi. [Photo/www.dxzf.gov.cn]
Jing Island Scenic Area in Dongxing, Fangchenggang, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region is the only settlement of the Jing ethnic group. It is composed of the three small islands of Wanwei, Wutou, and Shanxin. It covers an area of 37 square kilometers and has a population of about 16,000.
The development of the scenic area began in 1993 and was approved as a provincial scenic spot by the Guangxi government in 1995. After more than 10 years of development, the scenic area is now a national 4A-level tourist scenic spot with completed tourism infrastructure, reception facilities, and entertainment facilities. It has become another coastal tourism hot spot in Guangxi after Beihai Silver Beach.
Here, tourists can not only experience the special Jing ethnic customs, but also learn more about the magnificent local marine culture. Main attractions include Wanwei Golden Beach, Wanhe Mountain, Mangrove Forest, and Hating.
Located on the south side of Wanwei Island, Golden Beach is the core attraction of Jing Island Scenic Area. It is 13.7 km long and is across the sea from Vietnam. The air is fresh and natural, while the climate is pleasant. The average annual temperature is 21 C-23 C, which is good for rehabilitation.
Hating is a public place for members of the Jing ethnic group to worship their ancestors and gods, as well as carry out entertainment and discussions. The Jing celebrate the Ha Festival, a traditional festival of this ethnic group, in Hating for seven days and nights, with firecrackers, singing, and dancing.
Wanhe Mountain Coastal Wetland Park is located on the south side of Wutou Island, with an area of three sq km. Hundreds of subtropical rainforest plants grow here, making it the best-preserved coastal wetland in Guangxi. In the south of the wetland park, the primitive forest boasts a variety of trees, attracting more than 20,000 egrets inhabiting and proliferating every year.
Address: Jiangping town, Dongxing, Fangchenggang, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region