General Introduction to Haikou

Haikou CityHaikou is the capital city of Hainan province, the second largest island of China. Having a population of 830,192 (2006), Haikou is situated in the north of Hainan island. It is also the largest city in the island. Haikou and Sanya are the most hot tourist cities in China. These two cities are famed for its sunshine and beaches. Haikou enjoys a very good location in Hainan with three sides of sea. There are many best beaches for sun bathing.

Haikou has an area of 2,304.84 square kilometers. It is situated on the north coast of Hainan Island, facing the Leizhou Peninsula, across the Hainan Strait (15 km wide); in an area that reaches from Zengmu Ansha in the south to the Qiongzhou Strait in the north; bordering the sea areas of the South China Sea and facing Vietnam in the west across Beibu Bay. Part of Haikou city, the district of Haidian island, is separated from the main part of Haikou by the Nandu river. It is the northernmost part of Haikou, and is accessed by one of three bridges, the largest being Haikou Century Bridge which connects Guomao district with Haidian island at the west mouth of the Nandu river.



Haikou Weather and Climate

The city of Haikou is on the northern edge of the torrid zone, and is part of the monsoon tropical zone. April to October is the active period for tropical storms and typhoons; most occur between August and September. May to October is the rainy season with most rainfall coming in September.

Top Ten Attactions in Haikou

Haikou, the capital city of Hainan Province, is home to elegant seascape and historical sites as well as dozens of newly-developed tourist regions and attractions. Known as the first big tropical and oceanic theme park in China, the Tropical Ocean World in Haikou City is a paradise to enjoy the brea Tomb of Hai Rui thtaking scenery of tropical rain forests and view wonders of ocean life.


Haikou Attractions Dongzhai Harbor Mangrove

Haikou AttractionsHoliday Beach

Haikou Top AttractionsWugong Temple

Haikou sightseeingDongjiao Coconut Plantation

Haikou AttractionsNanli Lake

Haikou scenic spots Qiongtai Academy

Haikou what to see Shimei Bay

What to do in Haikou Tomb of Hai Rui

What to see in Haikou Tropical Ocean World

Haikou Attractions Wuzhi Mountain


Haikou Public Transport

Haikou is a hot tourist city in the south China. Thousands of tourists from home and abroad coming to Haikou and Sanya to enjoy the beautiful sunshine and beach relaxation. Transportation in Haikou is very convenient. Haikou Meilan Airport, 25 kilometers (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 Public Transport By Air

Haikou Public Transport By Trains

Haikou Public Transport By Bus

Haikou Public Transport By Car

Haikou Public Transport By Bike

Haikou Public Transport By Motorbike

Haikou Public Transport By Boats

Top Ten Hotels in Haikou

In Haikou you can easily find a nice hotel in and around the downtown areas. Beijing the capital of Hainan province, Haikou attracts thousands of tourists from home and abroad. Accommodations in Haikou is reknown for its unque sea sightseeing. Here are the hotels recommendation:


Haikou HotelsGolden Coast Lawton Hotel Haikou

Haikou HotelsNew State Guesthouse

Hotels in HaikouHaikou Hotel

Top Hotels in HaikouSheraton Haikou Resort

Haikou discount hotelsConifer Garden Hotel Haikou

Haikou top hotelsBlue Prime City Department

Top hotels in HaikouHuayun Gloria Grand Hotel

Hotels in HaikouCrown Spa Resort Hainan

Discount Hotels in HaikouHong Yun Hotel

Recommended Hotels in HaikouJinhong Garden Hotspring Hotel


Famous Food in Haikou

The caritas road was famous for its nosh, but there are shops with fine fitments, so the traditional nosh is not the most important operation to run; the very famous street with GoldDragons fine food run mostly out-of-town dish. If you want to have the traditional nosh of Haikou, you can search for it in Yiying Road, or in the bamboo forest of Western Paradise Temple district and the West of Xinmin Road. The right time to Western Paradise Temple is after noon; The right time to the West of Xinmin Road is in the morning, as it is busy at about 4:00am, where the nosh for breakfast are mainly sold.

Haikou FoodMutton buttoned tor

Haikou famous food The roll seafood of Jin Hua

Haikou food Dongjiang Baked salted chicken

Haikou famous foodFour treasure with crab pincers of Hainan

Haikou famous foodDragons play with one ball

Haikou famous foodFour treasure with bean curd of Qiong Shan

Haikou famous food Porket of Lingao

Haikou famous food Fish eating on the port

Haikou top foodWenchang Chicken

Haikou famous foodDongshan Mutton


Top Ten Restaurants in Haikou

Tourists can enjoy genuine Hainan Cuisine at reasonable price in Night Market and Seafood Street. The dishes of Dongjiao Coconut Plantation Seafood Town and Fule Restaurant are more delicate and the price is higher.


Haikou Restaurants Cate Street of Haikou

Restaurants in Haikou Taguang Hotpot Restaurant

Haikou Restaurants Coconut Plantation Seafood Town

Haikou Restaurants Fule Restaurant

Haikou RestaurantsNight Market


Haikou Restaurants Seafood Street

Haikou Restaurants Aiwanting Restaurant

Haikou Restaurants Shanxi Noodle King

Haikou RestaurantsWuzhishan Potherb Restaurant

Haikou EatingBanqiao Seafood Plaza



Haikou Nightlife and Top Ten Pubs and Bars

As a capital city of Hainan province, Haikou is rich in entertainments and cultural activity. Tourists can easily find a bars or a pubs or just a tea house to relax and enjoy the unique culture of the city. Here is a list of them:

Haikou pubs Drinking Laoba Tea

Haikou pubs and bars Playing Bowling

Haikou pubs and bars China Town Club

Haikou nightlife Grand Shanghai Club

Haikou bars Old Tree Cafe

Haikou bars Coffee House

Haikou barsNight Club

Haikou barsTea House

Haikou bars TT Bar

Haikou barsLV Bars




Haikou Shopping Items

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. These categories are:

Haikou shoppingPearl

What to buy in HaikouCrystal

Haikou shopping Li Brocade

Haikou shoppingCoconut Shell Sculpture

Haikou shoppingSeashell


Haikou shoppingPepper




Haikou Travel Tips

1. As I know, there is no onsite visa is supplied at Haikou Airport. If you come to Haikou in a tour group, there is no need to apply for a visa. If you travel by yourself, you should apply for a China visa in advance..

2. The weather of Haikou is warm that the average temperature will not below 15C. On the other hand, you will feel humid close to the sea.

3. If your flight arrive in Haikou late, please stay one night there. On the next day, you could hire a cab driving you to the Asian Dragon Bay of Sanya directly. On the way, you could visit Boao. Then, please spend the other days in Sanya, where the best the beaches of China are located.

4. July is the hot rainy season in Haikou. If you just visit Haikou, three days will be enough. Highly recommend you go to visit Sanya.