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Lara Goes Local: A health sanctuary hidden in a seaside town

Updated: February 13, 2023 L M S

Take the Hainan Expressway east to beautiful Bo’ao in Qionghai. A place where miracles are created, Bo'ao not only has a fantastic climate and scenery and the world-famous Boao Forum For Asia, but also the sparkling Lecheng International Medical Tourism Pilot Zone.


Currently, there are already 24 medical institutions in Lecheng. These hospitals and institutions feature the world's most advanced medical equipment and mysterious "Oriental power." Of these, the Boao Yiling Life Care Center—which focuses on "combining medical care with medical tourism”—has attracted many patients from all over the world.


Step foot onto the grounds at Yiling Life Care Center and the charming ancient style of the buildings will help eliminate the tension and anxiety many people have when faced with the cold scene of a traditional hospital. The enticing scent of traditional herbal medicines is something that intrigues many patients. Many kinds of traditional diagnoses and treatments (including herbs, massage, steam baths, and aromatherapy) relax the patient physically and mentally. At the same time, the facility offers a variety of China’s ethnomedicines such as the Traditional Mongolian medicine and Traditional Li medicine. This way, patients can experience the crystallized wisdom of all sorts of people.


Other notable facilities in Lecheng include the Bo’ao Sino-French Rehabilitation Medicine Center, with more than 110 pieces of advanced rehabilitation equipment from 9 countries, including France and Germany. Providing people with internationally advanced rehabilitation options and top diagnosis and treatment programs using a variety of specially licensed imported medical devices, the wide range of medical services at Lecheng, in combination with Hainan's comfortable climate, is quickly making it the latest sanctuary for health tourism.