Wugong Temple (Wugong Ci) is an attractive and intriguing Ming dynasty construction dedicated to five officials who were banished to Hainan during the Tang dynasty for criticism of the government in their work.
Today, this is a pretty temple in a tropical setting, surrounded by ponds filled with lilies, winding bridges and exotic palm trees. The highly respected Song dynasty poet, Su Dongpo, is also commemorated here. Su spent much of his life in Hangzhou, where he was governor of the city but was later banished to Hainan for his 'radical' writing and beliefs. He spent his last years in exile in the northwest of the island.