Attractions

Historic Site in Bó'áo

Cai Family Former Residence

This sprawling, and pleasantly decaying, mansion was built in 1934 by several brothers who made their fortune in the Indonesian rubber industry. The building was abandoned in 1937 after the Japanese invaded Hǎinán, …
Gardens in Xīnglóng

Xīnglóng Tropical Botanical Gardens

What sounds like another of Hǎinán’s many tourist traps is actually a worthy retreat: a network of largely traffic-free lanes – where you're more likely to run into a butterfly than a motorbike – snaking through hil…
Beach in Shíméi Bay & Rì Yuè Bay

Rì Yuè Bay

If you like your ocean slate-blue and reckless (and largely resort free), Rì Yuè Bay is for you. Colour is provided by local surfers rather than the usual flotilla of inflatable children’s toys. The beachside restau…
Beach in Bó'áo

Bó’áo Bay

Bó’áo’s beach is a long, narrow strip of golden sand, just a few hundred metres east of the town’s main road. If you plan to swim, head at least 500m north to avoid dangerous currents. The best stretches are even fu…
Buddhist Monastery in Bó'áo

Bó’áo Temple

The highlight of this modern Buddhist temple complex, 3km west of the town centre, is the enormous statue of the many-armed and many-headed Guanyin, the towering pagoda, and the views over the delta. Bus 2 continues…