Haikou Tourist Attractions Guide
Address:No. 169 Haifu Avenue, Haikou
Five Officials Temple, which is part of a much larger architectural complex of memorial structures and temples, was built in honor of (unsurprisingly) five officials who were banished to Hainan Island during the Tang and Song dynasties. Memorials such as this one say something about Hainan’s character in that so many of its historic sites are in honor of rebels.
Address:Qingling Avenue, Haibin Avenue，Haikou
Price:Free (10 Yuan for Parking)
While it isn't exactly recommend that visitors go swimming here, Holiday Beach seemingly stretches on forever and makes for a great seaside walking or wind surfing, which can be done for only 50 RMB. A number of barbeque pits are available and evening gatherings have been known to evolve into rowdy parties as the night progresses. Take bus #37 to the end of the line to find a good
Address:No. 39 Qiuhai Avenue, Longhua Dist. Haikou
Originally built during the Ming Dynasty, Hairui’s Tomb was virtually destroyed during the Cultural Revolution. The memorial has since been rebuilt with a pavilion, a tranquil garden filled with stone statues, flowers, and a small lake. Hairui was a nobleman during the Ming Dynasty who was famous for his integrity and lack of corruption.
Address:Xiuying Contry, Haixiu Zhong Lu, Haikou
Buses 1 & 32 both pass by Xiuying Battery. Hop off the bus at Shimao Wan Lu and walk right up the hill a ways. Xiuying Battery is on the right. The battery was constructed in 1891 during the Qing Dynasty to defend against a French invasion.
Address:Middle of Haixiu Avenue, Zhongxin Dist, Haikou
Price:Free for entrance, 15 Yuan/ticket for the zoo
Golden Bull Park measures 113 hectares in area on the south side of Haixu Road in central Haikou. A number of city buses pass by the park including the 1, 2, 22, 30 & 40. Look for the big golden faux coliseum pillars to the left. Golden Bull Mountain Park is known as the “Lungs of Haikou” due to its wealth of plant life, including a lovely bamboo forest.
Bo'ao is city on the East coast of Hainan island, China. Boao is somewhat over an hour from Haikou and about two hours from Sanya. Boao, the seat of the Boao Forum for Asia, has its share of luxury hotels.