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Haikou Travel Guide

Haikou is a tropical city with rich resources and a history of more than a thousand years as a port. It was made the provincial capital when Hainan province was created in 1988.
The city is located at the north end of Hainan Island. The land is mostly flat and the longest river of Hainan Island, the Nandu River, runs through the city winding to the north. The area is generally terraces and plains with an average altitude of no more than 100 meters.in-haikou

The Hainan Strait to the north of the city separates the island from Guangdong province. There is about 131 kilometers of coastline in the city, which covers an area of 830 square kilometers. The beaches in Haikou are long and wide with fine white sand. Beaches like the Holiday Beach, the Dongzhai Port Beach and the Guilinyang Beach are popular places for visitors along with islands and tidal flats out to the sea.

Vegetation in Haikou features natural tropical shrubs. It is know as the “Coconut City” due to the coconut trees that line the streets. The Dongzhai Harbor Mangrove Natural Reserve Area is located northeast of Haikou City and is made up of mangrove trees and other plants.

Zone letter: 0898
Zip code: 570126
Area: 2304.84 square kilometers
Population: 1,600,000
Nationalities: Most of the population is of Han, some of them are Li, Miao, and Zhuang.
Administrative divisions: Xiuying District, Longhua District, Meilan District and Qiongshan District.

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Destination: Haikou,Xinglong,Sanya
Tour Level: Standard
Special Features: Haikou:the whole city and the beach Xinglong: Wanquan River; Tropical Botanical Garden Sanya: Ultima Thule; Buddha of Nanshan; Yalong Bay
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