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“It's been ruined”

Dongjiao Coconut Forest
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

In the past, the coast of this area had a beautiful beach, popular with international tourists. Now, every visitor is left disappointed. The government for some reason decided to build an artificial Island with nothing on it, which has destroyed the natural environment. The original sand is beautiful at the top of the beach but it turns to silt as you get close to the water. And there was nobody swimming in this water.

It's such a shame, because the coconut tree forest is lovely to drive through, and by all means it should be a fantastic tourism area. I feel sorry for the locals, who had no say in this 'development'.

It's worth a visit if you're nearby, just for the impressive coconut trees. But don't come for the beach.

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank 797pete
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Reviewed 3 May 2016

Pleasant bike ride, but not so special if you've been to other parts of the tropics. I'd recommend coming here to find a good lunch spot to relax at for awhile.

My friend recommended a very good one, about halfway down the north - south road through the plantations (country rd 185). It'll be on the left side as you head south, with a big yellow sign with the four characters: 椰子公园 (coconut park). Once you start down the short driveway, you can see two wood buildings (unusual for the area) to be sure you're in the right place. If you're traveling alone, you can ask for a small Wenchang chicken (xiao wenchang ji)-- they'll serve it to you in two ways, half boiled in a coconut broth and half stir fried in a tasty sauce. Both were excellent.

I continued on to the end of that road, but when I saw there were closed resorts and not easily accessible beaches nearby, I lost interest and turned around. My friend did say that you can find nice empty beaches if you try enough side roads, so might be worth the effort if you have the time.

Date of experience: May 2016
4  Thank meshnetjr
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Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

We were staying at the Hilton 30 minutes away so we paid this place a visit because there is nowhere else to go.

First the signage by the freeway makes you think that it's a nature reserve but instead it was just a large area with abundance of coconut trees & the locals trying to make a buck out of it. The Main Street has hole in the wall stands selling coconut drinks & souvenir. Walking into the prima resort, you get to see some 3rd rate sandy beach with 1 star accommodation... Really nothing to write home about.

This whole area really has nothing exciting going on except the government assisted real estate hype. Many of the signages are advertising for "future" development, not for something currently existing. That said, I hope the government knows the potential for something amazing if they get their acts together.

There is a main

Date of experience: September 2015
5  Thank MinnieY_13
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

This place is still unspoil by tourist, is a good walk around the surrounding and enjoy the area, only thing is dont expect to much of the area as this area/town is moveing/developing very slow

Date of experience: March 2015
6  Thank Maiyuki
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Reviewed 9 October 2012

While its important not to get expectations too high, apart from lots of trees and some small towns there's very little to see. Along the beach some hotels, very touristy spot selling stuff made from coconut shells. Prices for coconuts were 6rmb, same as anywhere else these days. Was hoping for a little educational info about the industry, uses for cocoonuts, etc. perhaps one day there will be a coconut museum where we can learn about it.

Date of experience: October 2012
5  Thank haikouguy
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