Attractions

Area in Hǎikǒu

Hǎikǒu Old Town

The streets around Zhongshan Lu are a looking glass into Hǎikǒu’s French colonial past, with cobblestone blocks of porticoed row houses – some restored, some charmingly decayed. Though still a work in progress, ‘Old…
Volcano in Hǎikǒu

Hǎikǒu Volcanic Cluster Geopark

While this geopark encompasses about 108 sq km of rural countryside, the main attraction here is a corny tourist park surrounding a (genuinely cool) extinct volcano cone. Make haste past the snack stands and gift ki…
Historic Site in Hǎikǒu

Měi Shè Village

Photogenic Měi Shè was built out of the rough grey volcanic stone so prevalent in this part of Hǎinán. Wander the quiet back alleys and gawp at the castle-like five-storey gun tower in the town centre. It was built …
Museum in Hǎikǒu

Hǎinán Museum

This modern colossus of a building should be your first stop when you arrive in Hǎinán. The displays on ethnic minorities, as well as Hǎinán’s 20th-century history, which included fierce resistance against the Japan…
Mountain in Hǎikǒu

Tónggǔ Lǐng

Tónggǔ Lǐng is famous locally for its great views up and down the coast from the top, especially of the moon-shaped beach at Yuè Liàng Wān’s beach. It’s 3km to the top; there’s a shuttle bus (¥20 round trip, 9am to …
Temple in Hǎikǒu

Five Officials Memorial Temple

This Ming temple, under renovation at the time of research, and surrounding gardens are dedicated to five officials who were banished to Hǎinán in earlier times. Famous Song dynasty poet Su Dongpo, also banished to …
Beach in Hǎikǒu

Dōngjiāo Coconut Plantation

This coconut farming community takes up a big chunk of Wénchāng County on the northeast coast. Cool, palm-lined lanes wind through traditional villages where locals harvest coconuts and snooze in hammocks. The beach…