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The 36 Quxi and the Centennial Sheqiao Bridge

During Spring, the 36 Quxi and the Centennial Sheqiao Bridge frequently appear on CCTV. Have you ever been there?

Frequently appear on CCTV

On 5 March, the outstanding scenery of Thirty-Six Quxi in Yunlong Town, in Haikou’s City Qiongshan District, appeared on CCTV's news broadcast, attracting the attention of many locals and people from far away places.

On 7 March, CCTV's 13 "News Live Room" presented, once more, the Spring scene of Thirty-Six Quxi to a wide range of spectators across the country.

When Spring arrives, everything is revived and green, providing pleasant landscapes for locals and tourists. It’s an opportunity to indulge in the natural wonders of the region.

If you stand on the Meiwei mountain on the edge of the Nandu River, you can see a small river winding like a jade belt through the rice field.

Locals call this stream "36 Quxi". Farmers like to plant rice in the shallow waters.

Here you can see the lush grass and warblers flying, all perfectly blending with the scene of spring.

In the lower reaches of the Nandu River, there is a tributary called Meiwei River. Visitors can also find a stone bridge created out of volcanic rocks snaking along the river. For this reason, the Bridge is commonly known as “Snake Bridge".

For hundreds of years, Snake Bridge was only visible during the dry season in late Winter and early Spring. During these times, villagers used to use the bridge, as they went to work on farms. During the rest of the time, part of the bridge surface was submerged and the river bank became a temporary ferry stop for people to travel by boat.

Submerged in deep waters, the Sheqiao Bridge mysteriously appears in shallow waters. Throughout the years, it has been the guardian of this land, but nowadays it is only visible during three or four months. Don’t waste the chance to visit the area during Springtime to take photos of the iconic bridge and its unique silhouette.

Once you stand on the bridge, the picturesque scenery of the Xinjiugou wetlands, known as the "Dujiangyan", in Hainan, will unfold in front of you.

Thousands of years ago, the officer Weizhiyi from Tang dynasty, a deeply loved personality among locals, was worried about the livelihood and well-being of the locals. He built the Yatang Dam to irrigate the fields. Today, thousands of acres of fertile land lay testament to his achievements.