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Five Finger Mountain

Introducing Five Finger Mountain, Five Finger Mountain Guide, Five Finger Mountain Travel Guide.
Edited by Sharleen

Located in south China's Hainan province, Five Finger Mountain is 1,867 meters above the sea level. Five Finger Mountain has various plant ecological environment and 86.44 percent forest coverage rate.

Five Finger Mountain is the highest mountain in Hainan, towering 1,840 metres above the center of Hainan Island. The surrounding areas of Five Finger Mountain are inhabited mainly by the Li ethnic group. It is located adjacent to Wuzhishan City but is not part of that city's administrative area.

Five Finger Mountain is the symbol of the island. The region has been listed by the International Tourism Organization in recognition of its supreme natural scenery which comprises one of the few natural rain forests surviving in the world today.

Wuzhi means five fingers in Chinese and the mountain owes its name to its formation. The overall shape extends like the five digits of a hand. Tradition has it that this is the hand of Sakyamuni and that the legendary Monkey King cannot escape from its control.

There are many legends to describle this Five Finger Mountain, one of them is that the Five Finger Mountain peaks are the fossilized fingers of a dead Li clan chief. Another tale is that the five peaks are dedicated to the five most powerful Li gods. Numerous historical poems have also been written about the mountain.

Quick Facts on Five Finger Mountain

• Name: Five Finger Mountain
• Location: Downtown Haikou
• Phone: +86-898-65898633
• Best Time to Visit: All Year
• Recommended Time for a Visit: 6 Hours
• Opening Hours: All Day
• Admission Fee: Free

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