Wugong Temple

Wugong Temple, Haikou

Wugong Temple
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Parks • Religious Sites
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8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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3.0
29 reviews
Excellent
1
Very good
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Average
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Poor
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haikouguy
20 contributions
Apr 2013 • Friends
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 didn't even bother a glance at us. This is 11am in the morning. Just affirms the stereotype of lazy Hainanese.

This place needs a revamp, seriously! How can Hainan claim to be an international tourist destination when most of the signage isn't even bilingual.

Like many things in China, this place has great potential. However I wouldn't recommend it for anyone visiting since you'll just walk away sadly disappointed.
Written April 2, 2013
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Tonelim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia235 contributions
Oct 2014 • Couples
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 is poor and wonder what they do with the entrance fee collected.
Written October 9, 2014
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gbtl
Singapore55 contributions
Jul 2016 • Friends
Might give this attraction higher points in the winter, but there's nothing much to see here and the sun was scorching hot. We went back to the hotel after a while
Written August 6, 2016
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SGConnie
Singapore, Singapore31 contributions
Dec 2015 • Family
We were there late afternoon, there is nothing much to see there and the place not very well preserved, looked like an abandoned place to me.
Written January 7, 2016
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QuakesNewYork
New York209 contributions
Aug 2015 • Family
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 neat little place that one could spend an hour or two, that's right in the middle of bustling Haikou. If is definitely worth visiting but could really be a lot better.
Written August 25, 2015
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AcbMei
Canterbury, UK139 contributions
Oct 2013 • Couples
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 the much better Hainan museum.
Written October 18, 2013
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Singapore Views
Singapore2,059 contributions
Jun 2012 • Friends
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 visitors will be at a loss trying to figure out what is being said.

The halls and displays don't seem to be old - except for the bells and cannons. Restoration, poorly done, is obvious.

There was a hall with modern art paintings on exhibition on the 2nd floor. It seemed oddly out of place.

The pond with the arch-bridge with modern high-rise building in the background - is an incongruent site. The grounds should be developed and maintained to add charm to the site. Think manicured lawns, stone lanterns, landscaped gardens, proper benches to sit on whilst resting and enjoying the pond scene. Floral plants other than water lilies should be cultivated to add colour to the drab setting. A little fountain to liven things ... should be added. Willow trees dipping down to frame the arch-bridge? Perhaps? Worth a second visit? Sadly .. no.
Written June 15, 2012
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Riou108
Tangerang, Indonesia154 contributions
Jun 2011
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.

As per June 2011, the entrance fee is 20 Yuan.
Written April 3, 2012
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Loopins
Beijing, China29 contributions
Feb 2011
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 it was 30 RMB per person to get in so if you want to visit somewhere it was not bad value.
Written February 10, 2011
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MinibearX
Doha, Qatar214 contributions
Nov 2018 • Family
A place to visit for someone is interested in local history. Nice and quiet garden. Things look very new. Nothing much to see.
Written November 6, 2018
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  • Sun - Sat 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM