Měi Shè Village

Historic Site in Haikou

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.