Haikou China Travel Guide And Tips

Air Transport:
International, Domestic Air Routes (Charter) Airport
Covering a total area of 583 hectares, Haikou Meilan Airport is an important domestic airport. With an investment of 2.304 billion rmb, it was constructed with 4E standard of International Civil Aviation Organization. By now, cities with direct flights to Haikou are: Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin, Harbin, Hefei, Nanjing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Shantou, Shenzhen, Guiyang, Wuhan, Nanchang, Beihai, Lanzhou, Nanning, Xiamen, Changchun, Dalian, Zhengzhou, Jinan, Taiyuan, Shenyang, Fuzhou, Haikou, Changsha, Kunming, and Bangkok.

Haikou Railway Station:
Liuzhou Railway Station Haikou Office was founded on August 1, 1990. It is a branch of the Liuzhou Railway Station. Its business includes: cargo transportation from Hainan to any part of China, selling tickets of the trains departing from Zhanjiang Railway Station, conducting connecting tickets to any other railway stations via Liuzhou, and handling cargoes of 1, 6, 10 tons and containers of 20 feet.

Yuehai Railway:
Yuehai Railway starts at Zhanjiang in the north, going through Leizhou Peninsula, Qiongzhou Straits and joins with the existent railways in Chahe leading to Sanya. It is one of the key projects in 1998 and also the first railway over strait. It consists of 3 parts: railway from Zhanjiang to Hai’an in Guangdong Province, ferrying waterway across Qiongzhou Strait, and railway from Haikou to Chahe in Hainan Province.
Measuring 345km long, Yuehai Railway is expected to be put into operation in 2001.

Water Transport:
Haikou Port, also known as Xiuying Port, lies in the south of Haikou Bay, facing Leizhou Peninsula across Qiongzhou Strait. It has the strategic importance of holding the strait between Beibu Bay and South China Sea, hence the name “the Gateway of Qiongzhou”. With a handling capacity of 4 million tons each year, it has 2 piers for 10,000 tons, 2 piers for 5,000 tons and 24 piers for below 5,000 tons. The port has 23 domestic routes and 47 international routes leading to almost all domestic ports and over 30 countries and regions including: Hong Kong, Japan and the United States. Besides passenger transportation, Haikou Port can also deal with domestic containers and containers with international standard.

Taxis in Haikou totaled 4,100, belonging to 91 taxi companies. 80% of the taxis are under taxi companies, and 20% are private ones. There is no problem to satisfy the needs of passengers in terms of quantity. Taxi models are as following: 30 Honda 2.0, 60 Mazda 323 made in Hainan, 150 Santana made in Shanghai, 2,300 Xiali, 100 Mazda made in Japan, 100 Bluebird, etc. Taxis are roughly balanced in terms of different standards. The prime price for luxurious taxi is 15 yean, 12 yuan for taxi in category a, 10 yuan for taxi in category B, and 8 yuan for taxi in category C. the price is basically suitable for the consumption ability of the citizens and tourists at home and abroad. The taxi industry in Haikou features in enthusiastic service, reasonable charge, practicable under any kind of weather condition and equal treatment, which win its fame among citizens and tourists at home and abroad.

What to see:
(1). Holiday Beach (Jiarihaitan): It is a 6 km beach near the Qingningdadao street. Many tourists like to BBQ here. It is a good place to swim too. There is a free beach volleyball ground for all the tourists here. You don’t need to pay for anything. Just enjoy the beauty of this beach. To get here, you can take the Xinglong Bus Line 1,2, Gongsuda Bus Line 28,40. The cost is only about 2 rmb for a person. If you prefer the taxi, the cost is about 25 rmb (from the downtown to Holiday Beach).
(2). Wugongci: This is a landmark of Haikou. You can see lots of Qing Dynasty buildings here. Wugongci is to commemorate five people in the Chinese history: Lideyu, Ligang, Liguang, Zhaoding, Huquan. The admission fee is 25 rmb for a person. You can get a 20% off if you come here with a travel agency. To get here, you can take the city bus line 1.
(3). Wanlvyuan: It is the biggest park in Haikou and you can see thunsands of coconut trees here. To get here, you can take the city bus line 31,32 and the cost is only 1 rmb.
(4). Huoshankou Park: It is called Maanling by the local people of Haikou. It is 20 km away from the downtown of Haikou. You can see extinct volcanos in this small park. The admission fee is 25 rmb for a person. Opening hours: 7:30-18:30. To get here, you can take a taxi from the downtown of Haikou and the cost is about 35 rmb.(takes 30 minutes)