Haikou Travel Tips
1. Passengers holding citizenship of the countries which have foreign relations or official trades with PRC can enjoy the facility of a Visa on Arrival (VOA) at Haikou International Airport.
2. Hainan 30-day visa-free access with a validity of 30 days is available for travel groups or individuals from 59 countries, i.e. USA, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, Italy, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, UK, France, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Netherlands, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ukraine and Kazakhstan and so on.
Upon entering Hainan, tourists must declare their luggage and articles at the Customs. Please Dial: 0898-851-6888 for detailed information on Chinese Customs.
Tourists can have money exchanged to Chinese currency at the Bank of China and large hotels. The Ren Min Bi (Chinese currency) comes in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1
Dialing Code: 0898
Zip Code: 570000
Tourist Complaint: 8008768188 (Free)
Hainan University: It is the largest and key university of Hainan Province. It has Foreign Language schools teaching English, Japanese and French.
Location: No. 58, Renmin Avenue, Haikou, Hainan
Hainan Normal University: Established in 1949, it is the oldest advanced institute of Hainan Province. And it is the key normal university in Hainan. Chinese Center for Foreigners of the university is approved by the State Council to enroll foreign students from Japan, Thailand, USA, Korea and Germany, etc.
Location: No. 99, Longkun South Road, Haikou, Hainan
As well as the Han people, there are a number of minority groups living in the province. The Li Ethnic Minority Group is the native group of Hainan. With a population of over 1.3 million, they inhabit the Mt. Wuzhishan and southwestern areas of the Island. The Li Minority has a close cultural relationship with Zhuang and Buyi minorities. Their most famous product, Li Brocade, has been greatly admired since the Tang Dynasty (618-907).
Or, you can take a bullet train to Sanya (about 2 hours). Then, you can enjoy the Asian Dragon Bay, Dadonghai, and Wuzhizhou Island. :)