[Photo: Xinhua/Meng Xiaochun]
There is an about 250-acre Chinese fan palm forest on Nantan Island, Xinhui District, west Guangdong’s Jiangmen City. Nantan islanders have been growing and selling fan palm from generation to generation. Plantation of Chinese fan palm forest in Xinhui enjoys a history of more than 1,600 years. It not only contributes to the local economy, but also a makes a new tourist attraction.
According to experts, this Chinese fan palm forest is at least 130 years old. It is the only hundred-year-old fan palm forest in China. Chinese fan palm can be used to make mat, pillow, cage, basket, hat, broom, toothpick and so on.
Location: Nantan Island, Xinhui District, Jiangmen (江门市新会区南坦岛)