Haikou is the capital of Hainan province. It is a great retreat when you are looking to escape the bone-chilling winter climate elsewhere in much of China. It provides a warm sanctuary with clean sea water, fresh air, beautiful beaches and bright sunshine. Known as the Coconut city, Haikou is the largest special economic zone in China. Located at the north of Hainan Island Haikou is traffic hub between the inland of China and the Southeast Asia. Currently, Haikou is the unique city which has been in the list of world healthy cities and it is honored with “China Excellent Traveling City”. Famous attractions in Haikou are Hairui Tomb, Five Officials Temple, and Qiujun Tomb.
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route a: Haikou One day tour -Five Officials Memorial Temple, Tomb of Hairui, Haikou Shishan Volcanic Cluster National Geopark
route b: Haikou One day tour - Hainan Tropical Wild Animal , Plant Park and Hainan Wenbi Mountain Daoism Culture Park
route c: Haikou day tour - Haikou Mangrove Tree Reserve Area and Haikou Shishan Volcanic Cluster National Geopark
route d: Haikou One day tour - Five Officials Memorial Temple ,Tomb of Hai Rui
route e: Haikou day tour -
Haikou Shishan Volcanic Cluster National Geopark
Half day Haikou tour
Haikou One day city tour
Houkou Transfer Service
Haikou airport transfer
Haikou Sanyan transfer
Haikou Cruise Terminal Pick up Service
Place to start Haikou tour
Our guide can meet travelers from airport, railway station, hotel or apartment.
Best Season of Haikou Tour
Haikou is located on the northern edge of the Torrid Zone and enjoys a tropical marine climate with an average annual temperature of 20C. May till October is the rainy season is Haikou, with most rainfall happening in September. April till October is the active period for tropical storms and typhoons, mostly between August and September. Spring is warm and dry, summer would bring heavy rain in their wake; autumn has a lot of typhoons and rain storms and winter in Haikou is not so cold. Thus the result would be obvious that November to the next April will be the best season to start your Haikou tour.
Time Zone: East 8 time zone
Clothes and other Staffs to be Noticed
When traveling in summer, please check typhoon alarms beforehand since the traffic will be affected by it a lot.
Temperature in Haikou is usually high; take something to protect yourself from the sun especially during summer, sunglasses, hat and sun block will be good. Take something warm during cold weather and bring some T-shirt or skirt in summer. Comfortable shoes will be helpful when you go sightseeing. Last but not the least, an umbrella will be a versatile tool both in rainy day and hot sunny day.
Accommodation of Haikou Tour
Haikou city provide hotels ranging from five stars to three stars, from luxury to budget, travelers can find any rate hotel they want. Meilan HNA hotel, Xinyuan Hot Spring Hotel, International Financial Hotel, Golden Sea View Hotel, Crowne Plaza Spa, Beach Resort and other more notable brand hotels are all available in this vacation city. All the hotels include some budget hotels are completely facilitated and with elegant designation, guests will always feel at home and relax. It is recommended that visitors make reservation in advance in the tourist season.
--Haikou Meilan Airprot is located at Meilan Town, Meilan District of Haikou. It is 25 kilometers away from the city center. Haikou Meilan Airport provide more than 200 air lines flying between major cities inside China such as Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Shijiazhuang, Wuhan, Dalian, Xiamen, Xian, Chengdu, Harbin, Qingdao and Nanjing, etc.
--By train is also a good way for your trip. Haikou Railway Station is 20 kilometers away from the city center in Changliu District. There are express trains that connect Haikou with Shanghai, Guangzhou,Chengdu and Beijing. Haikou East Railway Station and Meilan Airport Railway Station are the two railway stations in Haikou.
--Haikou has two ports, New Port and Xiuying Port. It will be convenient to get in Haikou by ship. Haikou New Port mainly engages in passenger and car boats between Zhanjiang Port and Hai'an Port. Xiuying Port operates ships to Guangzhou, Zhanjiang, Hai'an, Shekou, Beihai and Hong Kong.
Haikou Tour Tips
Time: Better avoid rush tourist season in 1st May to 3rd May and 1st October to 7th October, they are two national holiday in China. In those periods, it will be very crowd on the street and the famous tourist spots.
Food: International dishes and local cuisines could all be found in Haikou. Seafood is what special excellent in this seaside city. Seafood restaurants in Haikou fall into two categories. One is the up-market variety where the decor and service is as much of the dining experience as the quality of the food. Such places are the Jinghao Restaurant on Binhai Avenue and Nanzhuang Restaurant on Haixiu Avenue. The other one is those roadside stalls which offer the seafood in more reasonable price and with local atmosphere. Besides the seafood, there are many snacks famed for the taste, the first one is Wenchang Chicken, then is hele crab, Hainan Rice Noodle, Hainan chicken with coconut milk and Jiaji Duck.
·Some famous places for dining are:
Longkun South Road Jinlong Road Boai South Road Haidian Erdong Road
Water: Tap water in the hotel could not be drink directly.
Shopping: What to buy?
Haikou is the capital of Hainan Province and also is the commercial center of Hainan. Something special you can buy in Hainan is coconut carving, coral bonsai, crystal, pearl, Xinglong coffee, Huangdenglong Chili sauce, pepper, palm sugar etc. Using local materials, Hainan's featured artwork and souvenir are created with an ocean theme, rural style and national flavor, you can definitely get special souvenir in Hainan.
Where to buy?
The Haixiu Avenue is the most prosperous business street in Haikou and you can buy the crystals, pearls in these jewelry stores.
The Dadongmen Market is the distributing centre of the seafood, dried squid and other fish products could be found here.
The Bailongnan Fruit Market is located at the Bailong South Road. Tourists can buy fresh mangos, pineapples, coconuts, jackfruit, carambola, durian and other fruits of the season.
Other shopping malls for shopping:
No. 1 Department Store of Hainan: Waihai Shopping Center, No.8, Haixiu RoadSheng Sheng Department Store: Zhujiang Square, Binhai AvenueDC Department Store: No.10, Haixiu AvenueLe Pu Sheng Emporium: No.7, Haixiu RoadTailong Department Store: No.4, Datong RoadTourist Street: Haixiu East Road
Festivals: You can join some festivals in Hainan if you like.
·Hainan International Coconut Festival in April.21st, in this festival you can see various kinds of sculptures and handicrafts are made from coconut shell. It attracts lots of tourists and businessmen at home and abroad with the characteristic of Hainan folk customs and culture.
·Hainan International Cycling Race in October.28th, it is a game that Covering over 1,000 kilometers, the race includes all types of cycle racing, such as plain road, hills, mountains, and time trial events. You can see this event in autumn.
Recreation in Haikou
Haikou is a tourist city with prosperous tourism industry, like other major cities in China, it has many entertainment ways could be enjoyed by the travelers. You will feel like to search some fun after daytime sightseeing at night. Here are some nice places to recommend:
Grand Shanghai Club (No.50 Longkun North Road)
China Town Club (Longkun South Road)
SOHO Bar (1st Floor, Jialing Mansion, 36 Guomao Road)
MM Clubs (16-1 Guomao Avenue)
Must-see attractions of Haikou Tour
Tropical Ocean World: Lies on the west coast of Haikou, the tropical ocean world is the first tropical ocean theme park founded in China. There are two peculiar entertaining items in the park. One is the Laser Water Screen Movie, and the other is the Pirate Ship and the Treasure Island. There is drifting river, a tropical rain forest area and a Millennium Tower in the park. It is a good place to have fun and excitement.
Wuzhi Mountain: Maybe you do not know that the center of Hainan Island is mountains. Wuzhi Mountain is located in Wuzhi Shan City, and is the highest Peak in Haikou. As the symbol of the island, this mountain has been listed by the International Tourism Organization in recognition of its supreme natural scenery which comprises one of the few natural rain forests surviving in the world today. You will have the chance to witness and feel something of the lifestyle of Li and Miao nationalities in this region.
Tomb of Hai Rui: Tomb of Hai Rui is in the Binya Village in the west suburbs of Haikou. It represents people's esteem towards Hai Rui, an upright and uncorrupted official and also a historical and cultural relic under state protection. The constructions of the tomb buildings are majestic. Suggestion is, you’d better get some knowledge of Hai Rui and then enjoy the scenery in this scenic spot.
Holiday Beach: It is a typical place of interest for touring and having leisure at the beach in Haikou. The beach is 6 kilometers long with sparkling waters, waving coconut trees, and plenty of sunshine and blue skies. There are places for sunbathes, swimming, sea sports and restaurants for seafood. Visitors can enjoy motorboats, surfing, windsurfing and sailing boats on the sea and they can play beach volleyball or skate on the beach.
Qiongtai Academy: Qiongtai Academy is located in the Qingshan District of Haikou. It was initially built in 1705 in memory of Qiu Jun; a famous scholar from the Ming Dynasty and it is now the site of the Qiongshan Teachers' Training School. The building is a typical Chinese brick-and-wood structure architecture with two floors. Green tiles, red corridors, carved beams and painted rafters are splendidly set off by the green trees which surround the building. You can get some local cultures and knowledge in Qiongtai Academy.
Note of Haikou Tour
Travelers should try to avoid traveling in national holidays, such as May 1 to May 7, October 1 to October 7 and Spring Festival.
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