Haikou is known as the ''Coconut City''.
Sitting at the very tip of Hainan Island, Haikou serves as the gateway to a truly Chinese paradise of sun-baked beaches and streets lined with coconut palms.
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Haikou enjoys a clean environment with the impressive coastline of Holiday Beach among the most popular for sunbathing, while Xixiu Beach is a location for windsurfing competitions. A pollution free city, Haikou expanded on tropical crops processing, electronics and textiles. This business transformed it into the sea port city thriving on foreign exchanges.
Haikou goes beyond business to the glory of its past. Today historical sites are the best reflection of Haikoi centuries ago.
- Wugong Temple was built during Ming regency and serves as a beautiful temple surrounded by ponds
- Tomb of Hairui, built in 1589 and covers an area of 7.4acre in an impressive setting
- Haikou Shishan Crater Cluster National Geological Park hosts the dormant volcanic cluster from the Holocene period
- Old Street, lined with markets and shops to purchase
- Xiuying Battery, a 19th century coastal fort
Originally established by General Lu Bode of Fubo Haikou, Haikou developed into the port of Qiongzhou and served as the transportation hub to the mainland. Since 1950 Haikou entered the jurisdiction of the provincial government of Guangdong, but in 1988 became the capital of Hainan Province.
If the day time suits best for cultural explorations, Haikou changes its face at night. For this change the city earned notorious reputation of the destination with developed sex industry. It attracts a large number of Chinese sex tourists with its liberal nightlife and liquor stores scattered throughout the city.
A cultural hub at day time and hedonistic area at night, Haikou is a destination that covers all ages. There is little something for everyone there. The city always falls into favor for its unusual lifestyle. You will stop in your tracks soon after discovering the huge surplus of men eating in restaurants, while women work in Haikou.
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