Diaoluo Mountain

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Waterfall on Diaoluo Mountain

Situated in Lingshui County, Diaoluo Mountain (吊罗山) is one of the three main virgin tropical rainforest nature reserves in Hainan. Its 40,000-hectare forest is home to over 3,500 plant species, including 250 orchid species and Alsophila spinulosa, a living fossil from the age of dinosaurs. It is also a nature reserve for black gibbons and many other rare animals, as well as more than 300 butterfly species, including beautiful swallowtails, white butterflies, duffers, fauns, and danaids. Also found in the nature reserve are the Fengguoshu Falls, the largest in Hainan.