Haikou Attractions - Things to Do

Tomb of Hai Rui, Haikou
Tomb of Hai Rui
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.

Top Things to Do in Haikou

 Dongzhai Port Nature Reserve
 Holiday Beach
 Temple of Five Lords

The Temple of Five Lords (Five Officials' Temple or Wugong Ci in Chinese) was built in memory of five historical celebrities of the Tang and Song dynasties who lived within Hainan Province. The temple is actually a more like a building complex and is praised as 'the No. 1 Building in Hainan'.

Tomb of Hai Rui is the tomb for Hai Rui, an upright official from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Hainan-born Hai Rui punished treacherous court officials campaigned for the rights of common people. Hai Rui was an official of incorruptible integrity, an outstanding politician, and has been greatly respected by the generations who followed.

Dongzhai Port Nature Reserve, located in Qiongshan District, Haikou, is a good heaven for mangroves and birds. About 159 species of birds inhabit the reserve, including many rare migratory birds.

Other Attractions:

 Dongjiao Coconut Plantation
 Nanli Lake
 Qiongtai Academy
 Shimei Bay
 Tomb of Hai Rui 

Qiongtai Academy was established in 1705 in memory of Qiu Jun, a famous scholar during the Ming Dynasty. Its main building is a two-storey structure of typical Chinese brick-and-wood construction.

Wugong Temple, Haikou
Wugong Temple
As one of the renowned sights in Hainan, Dongjiao Coconut Plantation boasts an elegant and scenic environment. As its name indicates, it holds all sorts of coconut trees, such as red coconut, high coconut, water coconut and blue coconut, etc. With its own beach, sand sports and water sports can also be done here. The shallow sea of the area is also full of lobsters, prawns, groupers and abalones. This scenic spot attracts numerous tourists to its unique combination of coconut and sea, local cuisine, and species of seafood.

Holiday Beach, west of Haikou City, has beautiful natural and man-made scenery. Verdant plants, autumnal breezes, pure sand, sparkling seawater and fine sunlight create a sweet and appealing picture. Here the beach is divided into four functional regions (ranging form east to west): Sports District, Ocean Dining District, Beach Sunbathing District and Relaxation & Holiday District. Concentrating on aquatic sports, beach sports, and tourist attractions Holiday Beach embodies everything expected of an international seaside tourist city.

Shimei Bay is a place with tropical sunlight, wide open sea and mysterious and alluring primitive scenes. The bay contains a beach where six kilometers of long white sand is smooth and soft to walk on and the seawater is so clear you can see the bottom. A short distance away by sea is an island, Jiajing Island, covered with lush and vibrant plants. Under the water surrounding the island lives a rainbow of colorful corals. The area is a paradise for scuba diving enthusiasts. The farmhouse villages of Li People are found scattered around the island, where they can be found still their primitive life cultivating and fishing.
Beautiful Beach in Haikou
Beautiful Beach
Coconut Trees in Haikou
Coconut Trees in the City

Ma'an Ling Volcanic Vent, one of the most well-preserved extinct volcanic vents in the world, is called the 'Natural Volcano Museum of China' by geologists. The south and north peaks rise highly while the area between them sinks down deeply, resulting in a shape that has given the volcanic vent the name of Ma'an Ling (Saddle Mountain).

Nanli Lake is another famous scenic site of the city. Take a boat on the lake, tourists will feel refreshed and relaxed. There are 13 islands of varied shapes and five peninsulas covered by lush trees and pretty flowers in the lake.

In addition to the fascinating sights above, the area's parks and zoos are also worth a visit. These include the People's Park, Jinniu (Golden Ox) Ling Park, Binhai Park, and Tropical Safari Park.

Attraction around the city:

Wuzhi Mountain
The Wuzhi Mountain (Five Finger Mountain) is situated in Wuzhishan City, near Haikou. A visit to the mountain will reward people wonders of high peak, impressive waterfalls and customs of Miao and Li minorities.

Read more: Top 8 Things to Do in Haikou

- Last updated on Apr. 15, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Haikou Attractions
Asked by Humayoon from PAKISTAN | Sep. 16, 2018 20:38Reply
How is the Haikou weather in end October?
Answers (1)
Answered by Iris from FRANCE | Sep. 16, 2018 23:00

It’s cool during the time. According to the former information, the temperature may be 20-25C and most of the days are sunny. You can take your shirts, thin sweater and jeans! Nice trip!
Asked by lokesh from CHINA | Dec. 14, 2015 08:23Reply
how far is marriot haikou hotel from city?
I want to see the top attractions such as Dongjiao Coconut Plantation, Nanli Lake, Qiongtai Academy, Shimei Bay, Tomb of Hai Rui, Five Finger Mountain

please help suggest
Answers (1)
Answered by Camille from FINLAND | Dec. 15, 2015 01:47

Well, take Main Railway Station as an example, the hotel is about 4 miles (6.5 kilometers) away.
Asked by Susan from MALAYSIA | Aug. 23, 2015 09:00Reply
Is there any bus from the Main Railway Station to Haikou Hotel?
Are there bus stops around the Hotel?

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Answered by David from PHILIPPINES | Aug. 23, 2015 21:54

In the railway Station, you can take the bus No. 40 or 28 to Provincial Stadium (The nearest bus stop to your hotel). Then walk about 200 yards, you will reach the hotel.
Answered by Susan from MALAYSIA | Aug. 24, 2015 09:12

TQVM David for your reply. Sorry i ticked the wrong box. Is there any way I can correct my mistake?
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Aug. 24, 2015 20:28

Dear Susan,

We are sorry there is no way to correct the wrong box. But if you really satisfied with the answer of David. You can choose the other box for thanks.

Kindest regards,
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