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 in the early 20th century to protect the village from bandits. The village is a 20-minute walk from the Hǎikǒu Volcanic Cluster Geopark entrance (or a ¥60 taxi ride from Hǎikǒu).
There is a network of small roads that run from Měi Shè to other villages, making this an ideal area for cycling.