Haikou Tourist Attractions Guide

Wugong Temple (Five Officials Temple)

五公祠
Last updated: Oct 01, 2011  Posted: Mar 04, 2009
HaikouHainan ProvinceChina
Tourist Attractions in Haikou
Hours: 
8am-5:30pm
Address: 
No. 169 Haifu Avenue, Haikou
Price: 
25 Yuan/ticket

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. 






 

Holiday Beach

假日海滩
Last updated: Oct 01, 2011  Posted: Mar 04, 2009
HaikouHainan ProvinceChina
Tourist Attractions in Haikou
Hours: 
All Day
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





 

Hairui's Tomb

海瑞墓
Last updated: Oct 01, 2011  Posted: Mar 04, 2009
HaikouHainan ProvinceChina
Tourist Attractions in Haikou
Hours: 
8am-6pm
Address: 
No. 39 Qiuhai Avenue, Longhua Dist. Haikou
Price: 
10 Yuan/ticket

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.






 

Xiuying Battery

秀英古炮台
Last updated: Oct 01, 2011  Posted: Mar 04, 2009
HaikouHainan ProvinceChina
Tourist Attractions in Haikou
Address: 
Xiuying Contry, Haixiu Zhong Lu, Haikou
Price: 
10 Yuan/ticket
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.





 

Golden Bull Park

金牛岭公园
Last updated: Oct 01, 2011  Posted: Mar 04, 2009
HaikouHainan ProvinceChina
Tourist Attractions in Haikou
Hours: 
7:30am-6pm
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.