Instead of towering trees, only green grass and thistles and thorns growing between rocks can be seen in the Shidao Island. Unlike other islands in Xisha Islands that are composed by coral reefs, the Shidao Island is composed by various odd-looking rocks, which deserve appreciation. Blue water, white sprays, moist sea breezes and the sound of water splashing have constituted a natural painting about the blue sky and a small island.
Located north of Yongle Islands, Xisha Islands in the South China Sea, Yinyu Island is northeast of Yagong Island and southwest of Quanfu Island. It is small sandbar. There is a deep pit on the table reef. The water in the pit looks black blue, and the temperature is relatively low. It is called the "Dragon Pit." It is also called "Yinyu" by Chinese fishers. Yinyu Island is formed by coral sand and reef. It is one of the most spectacular islands in Yongle Islands. The ecological environment of the island is well preserved. Visitors can see many kinds of crabs, shells, fish and hermit crabs. In addition, there are many stranded boats, ideal for shooting photos with a touch of artistic charm.
Xisha Maritime Museum is located in the southern part of China. It is created by soldiers stationed at Woody Island. It is divided into eight halls: Coral Hall, Sea Turtle and Lobster Hall, Fish Specimen Hall, etc. There are sea life specimen, pictures, and other informational documents. All of the specimen are captured by hand by the soldiers. It is a very interesting museum.
Qilian Island is located southwest of Xisha's Yongxing Island, and is a row of uninhabited islands made up of islands of varying size and shape. The waters here are clear, the sand beaches are cottony soft and clean. Qilian Island is a good diving location. If you dive to the bottom of the sea, you'll see large and strange reefs, beautiful corals, anemones, starfish, sea urchins and unnamed shells.