Bo'ao

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Bo'ao
博鳌镇
Town
Downtown Bo'ao
Downtown Bo'ao
Bo'ao is located in Hainan
Bo'ao
Bo'ao
Location in Hainan
Coordinates: 19°09′38″N 110°34′51″E / 19.16056°N 110.58083°E / 19.16056; 110.58083Coordinates: 19°09′38″N 110°34′51″E / 19.16056°N 110.58083°E / 19.16056; 110.58083
Country People's Republic of China
Province Hainan
County-level city Qionghai
Area
 • Total 12 sq mi (31 km2)
Population
 • Total 10,000
 • Density 840/sq mi (320/km2)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 571434
Area code(s) 0898
Jade Belt Beach (玉带滩)
Bo'ao Buddhist Temple (博鳌禅寺)

Bo'ao (simplified Chinese: 博鳌; traditional Chinese: 博鰲; pinyin: Bó'áo) is a town located next to the eastern coastal city of Qionghai in Hainan Province, People's Republic of China, near the mouth of the Wanquan River where it discharges into the South China Sea. The town is 17 km (11 mi) away from Qionghai, 105 km (65 mi) away from Haikou and 180 km (110 mi) away from Sanya.[1][2] Bo'ao is famous for the Boao Forum for Asia, an international organisation whose venue is permanently located on Bo'ao's largest island, Dongyu Island (Chinese: 东屿岛).[3]

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