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The temple itself is surrounded by some construction during our visit, and within the compound there seems to be some work being done as well. Overall it is a very significant historical landmark which really could use some investment in preservation and restoration. It's a...More
This is actually a memorial dedicated to the 5 famous outcasts residing in Hainan. Nothing much to see and some of the exhibits were badly maintain. Very limited English narrations. Bring someone who reads Chinese and perhaps you'd get some useful info. Maintenance and cleanliness...More
Luckily for me my wife is Chinese so she interpreted the guides tour. There we're signs in English but not enough information to explain the importance of the temple. The rather rather disappointing but free Haikou museum is next to it. Do not confuse with...More
Visited the temple and although the price is cheap, the condition inside is, well pathetic. Dirt and leaves everywhere, and not a single bench was clean enough to sit on.
The attendants were all sleeping, except one girl who was playing on her cellphone and...More
Signages are all in Chinese. Non-Chinese educated visitors won't have clue as to whats happening. Why were the 5 officials banished? Why did a subsequent emperor build the halls in their memories?
The stone statues of the 5 lords have only Chinese text. Non-Chinese educated...More
Wugong Temple is a combination of an Old school complex, combined with modern museum which display the history of Hainan.
The school complex, is a complex that was build several hundreds years ago to teach the local Hainan people how to read and write Chinese....More
Maybe I've been soiled living and travelling in China. However this place did not feel very old. Most of the things there were copies and it has been heavily restored. Not worth your time unless you have a lot of time.
On the plus side...More