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Introduction
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Haikou, known also as the 'Coconut City', is the capital of Hainan Province, China's second largest island. Haikou lies on the Binhai plain in the north of Hainan Island. It has a tropical monsoon climate with an annual average temperature of 23.6 degree Celsius. Annual rainfall averages 1,650 millimeters. The Nandu River flows through the east part of Haikou before emptying into the sea. Haikou is rich in aquatic resources.

Haikou is one of the biggest tinned food producers in China. Its industries also include food processing, beverages, rubber, electronic, textiles, chemical fibers, pharmaceuticals, hide, and power. Beverage, chemical fiber, and hide industries are the mainstay. The chief farm products of Haikou are rice, sugarcane, vegetables, peanuts, fruit, and aquatic products.

Haikou has many historical relics, such as Wugong Ancestral Hall, Sugong Ancestral Hall, and Hairui Tomb. The Xiuying Beach is an excellent summer resort. The famous special products include coconut milk, shell sculptures, coral, Spanish mackerel, grouper, and various sorts of seafood.

The city is the provincial administrative center of Hainan as well being the focus of the local economy, culture and transportation. Haikou stands at the northern end of Hainan Island, on the west bank of the Nandu River estuary. This river is the longest on the island and the city's name appropriately means 'Mouth of the Sea'.

With the sea on three sides Haikou enjoys a long coastline that features excellent bathing beaches and seaside resorts. Holiday Beach is the most popular of these, while Xixiu Beach is where the National sailing and windsurfing teams train and hold competitions.

The downtown area of the city has an excellent environment with streets lined with coconut palms. Here there are modern and convenient public transport facilities and all that is best in a tropical seaside city that is pollution free and that meets the needs of the tourist in a friendly and welcoming way.

Besides its natural resources, Haikou has a number of important sites of historical interest. The Wugong Temple (The Five Official's Temple), the Tomb of Hai Rui and the Xiuying Emplacement each serve as reminders of the historical importance of Haikou.

No trip is complete without the opportunity to savor tempting local food and shopping opportunities. It goes without saying that for anyone coming to Haikou, seafood is definitely a must. However, the city is also famous for its other prized dishes. There are four to delight the gourmet and should not be missed. They are Wenchang Chicken, Dongshan Mutton, Jiaji Duck and Hele Crab. The climate means there is an abundance of fresh local fruits such as mangos, pineapples, jackfruits, coconuts and carambola, betelnuts, pawpaw, longan and lichee, loquat, naseberry and passion fruit. Maybe some of these will be new to you but we are sure that if you try them you will want to take come home!

As for transportation, don't worry! Hainan Meilan Airport, railway station, ship and expressway links cities of China and the whole world.Haikou has evolved from a simple sightseeing city to an attractive seaside resort and business center. The services for visitors to the city are being extended with the aim of establishing Haikou as Southern China's key center for tourism.

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History
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The history of Haikou originates from Han Dynasty.

In 110B.C. (the first year of Western Han Dynasty), General Lu Bode of Fubo conquered Baiyue, and set two prefectures-Zhuya and Zhan'er-and 16 counties in Hainan. Haikou was under Zhuyadaimao County.

In Tang Dynasty, Haikou became a port of Qiongzhou, and it was the transportation hub to the mainland. In Song Dynasty, in order to consolidate the frontier, Haikoupu was established, hence the name.

In 1858 (the eighth year of Emperor Xianfeng), Haikou was opened up to be a trading port, the name was changed into Qiongzhou kou. After that, the consulates of various countries were set up here gradually. In the early days of the People's Republic of China, its name was changed to Haikou.

It was liberated on 23, April 1950, and the People's Government was founded on June 1, the same year. After liberation, Haikou was a city under the jurisdiction of the provincial government of Guangdong, and was the capital of Hainan administrative.

In March 1983, it was declared to be an open city. In 1988, it became the capital city of Hainan Province.

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Best Time to Visit
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Hainan Province is the second largest island off the Chinese mainland, the largest being Taiwan. Hainan is the more southerly of the two and is nearer to the mainland, separated only by narrow straights. Hainan is the largest special economic zone of China.

Haikou, the provincial capital has a tropical marine climate with an average annual temperature of 20C (68F). Its spring is warm with almost drought conditions but the high summer temperatures bring heavy rain in their wake. Autumn is a season of typhoons and rain storms. It can feel quite cold in winter by contrast. As a rule, the best time to travel is between November and the following April. From May to October Haikou has its rainy seasons, with the precipitation reaching a peak during September. As high temperatures warm the waters of the South China Sea from June to September tropical storms (hurricanes), known here as typhoons, are driven toward the coast and Haikou can experience force 8 storms that cause considerable problems for traffic.

The best time to visit Haikou is between November and April. When the weather is fine here this is a gorgeous spot, although on hot days it may be more comfortable outside the city and on one of the island's great beaches.

October to May here is the rainy season and in September especially, expect to experience very heavy rainfall. During June to September typhoons are not unusual and very strong wind affect the city approximately once every ten days during this period. The rains however, do not last for too long and despite their severity if you plan your trip well, it's unlikely the bad weather will affect your plans too much.

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Dining
Dongshan Lamb Giant African Snail Hele Crab Jiaji Duck

You will find both excellent local dishes and a full range of international cuisine on offer at the restaurants and hotels in Hainan Province. This means the visitor has the choice of appetizing snacks or something more familiar that they would choose if dining out in their home town. You need never go hungry in Hainan as there is something to please all palates!

When visiting Haikou, you will find some fine seafood restaurants that are a must as well as the famous local specialties of Wenchang Chicken, Jiaji Duck and Dongshan Mutton. Hainan mutton is prepared in a special way and so does not have the attributes that are often associated with mutton that make it less than appetizing to many people. Here is not only smells good but tastes good and comes highly recommended!

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. These extra touches come at a price, so eating in these venues is rather more expensive. The alternative is the one on the roadside where you will see the seafood alive and kicking in the tank! This kind of restaurant is much more reasonably priced especially if it is merely your hunger you wish to satisfy. Popular venues in this category include those on Haixiu Middle Road and on Xinbu Island.

#topHainan's four local specialties should not be missed.

The first one is Wenchang Chicken. The chicken, originally found in Wenchang City of Hainan, is the choice chicken species that has come down to us over many generations. The dish looks pleasing to the eye, and the special seasoning ensures that it is also very delicious.

The second is the Dongshan Mutton. With a black skin, the meat is fresh and tender and the soup is dense and savory. It is prepared in several ways, stewed, roasted or cooked in coconut milk. All of them are worth trying.

The Hele Crab is produced in Wanning County and Lezhen Town, Hele Crab is famed for its tough shell and fresh and tender meat. You can cook it by steaming, boiling, stir-frying, roasting. Steaming Hele crab is probably the best way as it gives full flavor and retains the shape of the crab. You will be amazed by this delicacy!

The last one is Jiaji Duck. Initially the duck was bred in Jiaji Town of Qionghai City, hence its name. It can be cooked in various kinds of ways, but it is often best when it has been cut.

Dongshan Lamb

The lamb deserves any compliment. The soup and insides are mixed with rice to make congee. It’s recommended to be cooked together with a local favorite dish----Watermelon peelings.Delicate lamb, which only lives somewhere near the crater in Ma’an Mountain, is prepared in various flavors: boiled, dried, steamed and salted.It’s strongly recommended that you go to the crater to have the dish. Liwan Rotisserie would be the best place.

Giant African Snail

The snails are boiled with water. While eating, you first put the bottom of a snail into the keyhole and break it. Then suck the snail from the other side (a big hole) and you can have the crisp fresh meat tasting salty but sweet. It is good to the last bite!

Hele Crab

Delicate pure hairy crabs are prepared in various ways: steamed, boiled, sautéed, roasted and so on. All styles will satisfy your appetite. But ‘pure steamed’ is best known for making the dish more fresh and tender.

Jiaji Duck

Jiaji Duck is abundant in Jiaji Town of Qionghai City in Hainan Province. It is said this variety of duck was the improved type that introduced into Hainan Province from Malaysia 300 years ago. The duck was first cultivated in Jiaji Town, then spreaded throughout the province. The growing methods are quite special. At the beginning, they feed the just born ducklings with fresh water petite fishes and little shrimps, or earthworms. Then after about two months when the ducklings are about to grow some feather, they enclose them in small cages and narrow the range of their activities. And the ducks are fed with rice and some other kinds of feeding stuffs. Within a period of 20 days, the ducks can be grown to be fat meat ducks.

This kind of duck is featured by the fat meat, which tastes quite fantastic. There are various cooking methods of the duck, yet the most famous one would be the steamed sliced duck, which maintains the original tastes and flavor. Roast duck is flavorful, but it is not the actual taste of the duck.

Rice in bamboo in Li Style

Bamboo rice is the traditional food for the people of the Li Nationality, who live mainly in Hainan Province. They made the rice when they are about to travel to a distant place, or go hunting and treat the guests.

The making process of the bamboo rice is very easy. First, prepare the materials like bamboo tubes, Shanlan rice (a special kind of upland rice in Hainan, it is also known as "fragrant rice"), and some special ingredients. Second, wash the bamboo tubes and rice, then put the rice into the bamboo tubes, and add in the right amount of water. Third, take some banana leaves to seal the two ends of the bamboo tubes, then put the bamboo tubes with rice inside on the charcoal fire and wait till it is ready.

When the rice is ready, you can take it out and remove the leaves, then take a knife to cut the bamboo tube into two halves from one end to the other end. When you are going to enjoy the fragrant rice, it is much more interesting to go with some Li style Shanlan liquor.

Roasted Fresh Clam

Roasted clam mixed with garlic. YUMMY! Flavoring is pretty important for roasted clam. Some lemon juice plus jam or mustard will make it more delicious.

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Chinese Cuisine Street

Jinlong Road is called the Cate Street of Haikou, where the restaurants specializing in dishes of different parts of China, like Hunan cuisine, Sichuan cuisine, Shandong cuisine, Xinjiang cuisine and Jiangxi cuisine converge. Haixiu Road, Nansha Road and Xisha Road are assembling places of cuisines from northeastern China and northwestern China. Of all, restaurants dealing in Hunan cuisine and Sichuan cuisine are popular.

Hotpot Restaurant

The most famous Chongqing style hotpot restaurants are in Haidian Erdong Road, Nanbao Road, and Baipol. Taguang Hotpot Restaurant at the junction of Haifu Avenue and Bailong South Road specializes in Hainan local hotpot and mutton hotpot. Hotpot restaurants in Longkun South Road mainly deal in Sichuan flavors.

Seafood Street

Longkun South Road is famous for all sorts of seafood restaurants that are gathered here.
Getting there: Public Bus No. 9, 10, 21, 38, 209

If you are looking for local snacks, Bo'ai South Road should not be missed. Here you can get the chance to take Hainan Rice Noodle and the dainty fried dumplings.

Western fast food chains like KFC and McDonald's also do a booming trade these days for those who are feeling unadventurous and prefer to eat those only things that may be familiar to them! But the best Chinese food is served in China - give it a try; we are sure you will never be disappointed!

KFC

Floor 1 and 2 of Mingzhu Square, No. 10, Haixiu Road
Floor 1 of Jinmao Department Store, No. 28, Guomao Avenue

McDonald's

Dongfang Square, Longhua Road

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Shopping
Horn Carving Natural Crystal Xianglan Tea Shell Carving

Haikou is the commercial center of Hainan Province, and as such goods from around the whole island gather here. In addition to the Le Pu Sheng Emporium, the No. 1 Department Store, and Shengsheng department store, new shopping centers are developing rapidly in this area. Traditional folk trade markets are also available to shop and cultivate local customs.

Using local materials, Hainan's featured artwork and souvenir are created with an ocean theme, rural style and national flavor. Generally there are about ten categories, into which fall over a hundred different kinds of products that are created to appeal to tourists.

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One of the biggest enjoyment for tourists is to taste various kinds of fruits in Haikou. Bailonglan Wholesale Fruit Market is paradise of fruit hunters. Besides Haixiu Avenue is the first place to find Hainan festured produces. Dadongmen Market is a good choice to buy seafood.

Horn Carving

The horns of ox and buffalo were carved and put together into different shapes of animals. Among them, sea fish, eagle and peacock are best known home and abroad.

Natural Crystal

Of best quality and pure. Once used to make crystal coffin for Chairman Mao. With the most advanced processing equipment, natural crystal is made into various types of necklaces, bracelets brooches and earrings, which are most favored at home and abroad.

Xianglan Tea

Smell sweet and tempting while tasting good and refreshing. It’s strongly recommended that you should drink iced Xianglan tea with milk.

Shell Carving

Smoothed and shining shells are carved or mounted into different kinds of painted screen, appliances and decorations, making them natural and elegant. Also, shells are made into many kinds of artifacts, such as drinking set, ornaments, decoration, necklace and brooch, which are as fine as jade

Pearl

There are many shops within Hainan that sell many kinds of pearls, but the seawater pearl is the specialty of Hainan Province. If you are interested in purchasing pearls, to avoid the risk of imitations you are best to buy in larger jewelry stores.

Crystal

These glistening gems are very popular among young girls. DIY shops allow you to use your imagination and create your own unique gift for your friends.

Li Brocade

This is a featured cloth handmade by the Li people using cotton inside the capsule of kapok. Particularly renowned during the Spring and Autumn Period (770 BC - 476 BC), the Li Brocade is China's oldest cotton textile. The Li Brocade includes a column skirt, headband, bed sheet, quilt and so on. Designs of flowers, grass, animals and human beings are exquisitely made.

Coconut Shell Sculpture

These sculptures are carved on coconut shells into various figures including cute babies, delicate key buckles, tea boxes, pigs, and other craftwork such as pictures. Remember to bring one home!

Seashell

The DC Department Store on Haixiu Road is worth a visit. Local shell-made wind bells and toys cost very little but are definitely distinctive local folk artworks. Be sure to handle the damageable shell craftworks with care.

Pepper

Hainan abounds in pepper, black pepper and white pepper. They can be divided into pepper pellets and finished pepper. The pepper is not only used as seasoning but also as a stomach-warming ingredient.
Cultural souvenirs of the Li Minority are also sold in big shopping malls. They are very unique and distinctive gifts for friends and family.

Haixiu Avenue Haixiu Avenue Wholesale Fruit Market Nightlife

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Haixiu Avenue

As the most busy business street, Haixiu Avenue is located in the area around the Haikou Hotel. It is a place that gathers a large number of souvenir shops selling Hainan local jewelries like southern pearls, crystals, hawksbills and so on. What's more, there are also many specialities stores selling local specialities like Xinglong coffee, pepper, coconut, horn carvings and coconut carvings. Therefore, you don't have to worry about having no souvenirs to take back home from Haikou, go shopping on Haixiu Avenue, and you will absolutely find something that amazes and interests you.

Getting there: buses No. 9, 17, 24.

Dongmen (East Gate) Market

Dadongmen Market is located on the Boai Road in the ancient town area of Haikou City. It is a famous and most popular distributing center of seafood and dried food in Haikou. In the market, varieties of seafood, marine products, and fowls are on sale. Many citizens in Haikou do like to shop in that market and prices of the products are quite fair.

Compared with the noisy and busy atmosphere of daytime, the Dadongmen Market at night is much more charming. You would surely have a deep impression of it, and you can buy some souvenirs like red fish and squid for your families or friends.

Wholesale Fruit Market

on Bailong South Road you will not want to miss the tropical fruits of Hainan Province. Products for sale include mangos, pineapples, jackfruits, coconuts, betel nuts, pawpaw, longan and lichee, loquat, naseberry, passionflower, wampee, carambola, etc. Many of these products are unique to Hainan, and are seldom found in other areas. In addition, if you are courageous enough, try a taste of Liu Lian (civet durian), the king of tropical fruit. It has an offensive odor but a very pleasant taste!

Getting There: Bus No. 3, 11, 16

Here are some of the large shopping malls of Haikou, which feature commodities such as clothes, home appliances, jewelry, and artworks.

No. 1 Department Store of Hainan: Waihai Shopping Center, No. 8, Haixiu Road
Sheng Sheng Department Store: Zhujiang Square, Binhai Avenue
DC Department Store: No. 10, Haixiu Avenue
Le Pu Sheng Emporium: No. 7, Haixiu Road
Tailong Department Store: No. 4, Datong Road
Tourist Street: Haixiu East Roa
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Nightlife
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Similar to other southern Chinese cities, Haikou has a rich nightlife. When the sun goes down, Haikou continues to offer passion and romance. Discos, nightclubs and pubs appear in the streets and lanes to appeal to customers. If you intend to relax in Hainan, be sure to experience the nightlife of Haikou. You can experience this unique city in many ways - in a bar, busy nightclub or roadside stand.

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Grand Shanghai Club: No. 50, Longkun North Road
China Town Club: Longkun South Road

#topLaoba Teahouse (Old Father Teahouse)

Just as the name implies, "Laoba (means old dad)" teahouse is the place for the old dads and the old moms to get together and drink some tea. Drinking Laoba tea has become one of the most characteristic local leisure activities in Haikou.

This kind of teahouses can often be found along the narrow streets of the ancient town area. The teahouses are often simply decorated. They are only small stores standing along the street. What they have are only some desks and chairs, and the fragrant tea and tasty desert. You don't have to make reservation before you go there. Just be there and order a pot of tea with only some dimes. However, considerate services would be provided, even if you were drinking in the teahouse from the early morning till the late afternoon.

Drinking Laoba drinking does not mean to drink any famous tea, ordinary tea like green tea, red tea, or jasmine tea would be nice. Besides, you may have the chance to taste some tasty snacks in the teahouses.

#topBars

Sandong Road of the Haidian Island is the district for bars.
Tianshang Renjian (Heaven and Earth): in the Bar street, Sandong Road, is a tranquil bar.
TT Bar (Tibetan Bar): Heping Avenue, Haikou, opposite the Huandao Tide Hotel
TT Bar is a traditional bar with typical Tibetan features. Opening Hours: 20:00-2:00
LV: that is not Louis Vuitton, but a bar located at No. 12, Wuzhishan Road inside Fulong Mansion. Upon entering, you will find yourself in a totally new atmosphere filled with unique creativity, stirring dance music and good wine.

China Town Club

Located on Longkunnan Road, China Town is a tourism enterprise with the most perfect functions and facilities, and covers a total building area of 43,000 square meters, including more than 600 parking lots. In the club, there are delicate food shops selling the most unique local flavor in Hainan, and you can also have the chance to enjoy the wonderful dancing shows and the exciting entertainment activities. A sense of fantasy and novelty will be brought to you, which will surely amaze and delight you.

Grand Shanghai Club

Grand Shanghai Club is located inside the New Hot Spring Hotel, on the Longkun North Road of Haikou City. Covering a total area of 6,000 square meters, this club is the largest one in Hainan Province. The club is magnificently decorated to be of strong exotic and reminiscent sentiment. Thoughtful services are provided in the club. There are altogether 10 jazz bands, 20 professional dancers and singers, 30 fashion ladies and 300 public relations girls. The high standard and fantastic shows from home and abroad will surely amaze you. What's more, 46 KTV rooms are also available in the club. It is the right place for you to enjoy the exciting moment of singing and dancing.

Old Tree Cafe

Old Tree Café, positioning midrange consumption, is a chain café in Hainan, and the most popular one would be the one located near the Century Bridge. The café provides you original grinding coffee, natural scented tea and fruit tea, western style food, steak and Taiwan style fast food. There are 19 special rooms, one of which can hold 15-20 people at the same time, and the minimum consumption is RMB 168 Yuan. And the mid-size rooms can hold 10 people with RMB Yuan 128's minimum consumption. Small rooms can hold 5-8 people, and the minimum consumption is RMB 108 Yuan. What's more, there are two large rooms, which can be used to hold meetings. The café is on business from 8:00 AM till 1:00 AM of the next day. However, 24-hour services are provided in the mahjong rooms.

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1. Don't reply to those who send small cards (usually with tour package or air ticket information) to you at night and never buy tickets or attend tour package with them.
2. Take care of your valuables and money as you visit these recreation grounds.
3. Ladies should leave behind expensive jewelry before going out and avoid going up to the recreation ground alone

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Transportation
Road air Sea Bus

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Haikou Meilan Airport, 25 km (16 miles) away from the center of Haikou, provides a convenient connection between Haikou and other cities at home and abroad. It has 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., as well as direct flights to Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and so forth.

Haikou Meilan Airport (HMA) is 30 minutes ride from downtown by bus. A shuttle bus operates between the airport and downtown Haikou. It begins at 5: 30 each morning and runs until the last flight of the day. The bus fare is RMB 15 per person. China Southern Airlines and Hainan Airlines provide a free bus to the airport. The former starts at the gate of Civil Aviation Hotel on Haixiu Road while the latter starts at the building of the old airport. If you take a taxi to the airport, the fare is about RMB 30 - 40 after a bargain with the driver.

From HMA to Sanya City:

1.Hire a taxi at the price of RMB 300 - 400
2.Take a taxi to Haikou East Bus Station with RMB 50 -70, and then take the coach to Sanya with the price of RMB 79. Arriving at the Sanya Bus Station, it costs about RMB 50 to Yalong Bay, RMB 10 to Dadonghai and RMB 7 to downtown Sanya by taxi. Taxi fares are a little bit more expensive at night.
3.Take the shuttle bus from HMA to Haikou East Bus Station with a price of RMB 15. On arrival, take a minibus to Sanya which will cost RMB 30 -50, this bus makes frequent stops on its journey.

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A rail passenger service was established on December 5, 2004 that runs between Haikou and Guangzhou. The train travels on the boat and is the first Chinese rail connection that spans the sea. The crossing takes approximately 55 minutes. The entire one way journey takes about 12 hours. Tickets price vary from RMB 138 to RMB 400.
You can buy railway tickets at Haikou New Port (Xin Gang) Ticket Office (transferring at Guangzhou) and at Xiuying Port Ticket Office (transferring at Zhanjiang).
Note: during the period of colder weather from December to the following February and in the typhoon season during July and August, you may find that it is not possible to travel off the island. At such times you will find that you stand to lose the cost of you ticket as it is not refundable in these circumstances.
Ticket Office of Haikou Railway Station: 0898 - 68656554

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Haikou is the highway hub of the Hainan Island. National highways at the east, middle line and west as well as the expressway circle the island and are of great convenience to transport. Haikou East Bus Station is the largest coach station in the Province, and is located between Haikou and Qiongshan. Buses here are mainly bound for cities and counties along the east national highway. It takes about 3 hours to go along the east national highway, but 4 hours along the west from Haikou to Sanya. Buses from the West Bus Station are mainly bound for Danzhou, Baisha, Changjiang, Dongfang, Lingao, Ledong, Tongshi and Tunchang. The North Bus Station has buses heading for neighboring counties like Chengmai, Ding'an and so on.
Provincial Coach Station: No. 10, Haixiu Avenue, Haikou
East Coach Station: No. 148, Haifu Road, Haikou
South Coach Station: Under the ring road, Longkun South Road, Haikou
West Coach Station: No. 156, Haixiu Road, Haikou

#topBy Sea

Haikou has New Port (Xin Guang) and Xiuying Port. Every day there are 40 or so boats heading for coastal cities and Hong Kong. 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.
Shipping schedules between seaport cities and Haikou:
Guangzhou to Haikou: every Monday, Thursday and Saturday setting sail from Huangpu Old Dock. It takes 18 hours. The minimum price is RMB 128.
Zhanjiang to Haikou: one scheduled flight at 21:00 every day. It takes about 8 hours with the minimum price of RMB 43.
Shenzhen to Haikou: every Monday to Friday there are ships to Haikou. The minimum price is RMB 113.
Beihai to Haikou: one scheduled flight each day with the lowest price of RMB 59.
Hai'an to Haikou: ships operate 24 hours a day at 30-minute interval. The trip takes an hour and a half. The minimum price is RMB 26.
In addition, Xiuying Port has passenger liner to Halong Bay of Viet Nam at 19:00 every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. It will reach the Halong Bay at 8:00 next morning.
Haikou Ticket Office of Xiuying Passenger Station: No. 7, Haifu Road Tel: 0898-65351557
Ticket Center of Xiuying Port: Xiuying Dock, Binhai Avenue Tel: 0898-66210596
New Port Passenger Station: 500 meters (547 yards) north of Xingang Overpass, Binhai Avenue Tel: 0898-66210596
Traffic runs smoothly in the downtown area of Haikou and traffic jams are seldom seen.

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Public Bus and Sightseeing Bus

The public bus charges RMB 1.There are special sightseeing buses connecting main tourist attractions. They are Tourists Bus No. 1 and 2 linking the Wugong Temple and Tropical Ocean World Park. The whole distance costs RMB 2.

Haikou puts 'New Meilai', the first tourist bus into operation, which passes through several famous scenic spots, the Wugong Temple, Hai Rui Park, Xiuying Emplacement of the downtown area. The bus fare is RMB 1 - 2.

Note: Haikou's public buses stop running earlier than elsewhere. And the bus fare rises during the Spring Festival.

Mini Bus:
The minibus is the main vehicle of Haikou. Bus fare goes to RMB 1 - 2. If interested in Hainan's folk customs, one may choose the pedicab to enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way. Alternatively, bicycle rental is a good choice for you.

Taxi

RMB 10 is for the first 3 km (1.9 miles) and RMB 1.8 to 2 for every succeeding km.
You can bargain with the driver when you take the taxi in Haikou. Generally the taxi fare is RMB 10 in the downtown area.

Rental

Car rental is available. As foreign visitors, you should take your passport, resident certificate, Chinese driving license and credit card and expect to pay RMB 15,000 to 20,000 as a deposit.

Note: There are no toll stations on any part of the highways of Hainan. The toll has been included in the gasoline prices, so the price of gasoline is higher than that of other places

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