Baoting used to be the island's second largest city (after the capital, Haikou), but is now being surpassed by nearby Sanya. The city is the home town of the Soong sisters, two of whom married the Chinese leaders Sun Yat Sen and Chiang Kai Shek.
Baoting Yanoda Rainforest Cultural Tourism, (18km from the Sanya-Haikou Highway, and 35km from Sanya City). The site has a total planning area of 45 square kilometers encircled by an ecological protection area of 123 square kilometers. The total investment of the project will be about ¥3.9 billion.edit
Baoting Narada Tropical Resort(Paradise Tropic Rain Forest Hotel), (in the northeast of Baoting Li minority and Miao minority autonomic county). Five star hotel in the most perfectly preserved tropic rain forest area in china, providing tropic vegetation and outdoor streams and waterfall which are famous for their limpidity.edit