Pretty bougainvilleas bloom in Hainan, S China

Nicknamed "China's Hawaii,"  Hainan Province is the southernmost island province of China. The island has high levels of biodiversity with thousands of plant species. On the streets of Hainan, you can see many colorful flowers blooming all year around. The bougainvillea, one of them, is known for its colorful bracts which surround flowers. Many people mistakenly think these bright bracts are flowers, but the actual flower of the plant is small and usually white. 

Here are some photos of bougainvilleas, a popular ornamental plant, taken in Hainan Tropical Botanical Garden, Danzhou City. 

About 'Go! Hainan' series:

Featuring unspoiled tropical rainforests, sandy beaches and a rich culture, Hainan Province is the southernmost island province of China. Nicknamed "China's Hawaii," Hainan is on its way to becoming a free trade port. The "Go! Hainan" livestream series takes you on a new journey to explore the fantastic island and its underwater world.

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(All photos were taken by CGTN's Ding Qian. Cover image designed by CGTN's Yu Peng) 

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