Haikou is the capital and most populous province in Hainan Province, China. Haikou is located on the Northern coast of Hainan on the Nandu River. The Northern part of Haikou is the Haidian Island area separated from the main part of Haikou by the Haidian River. Haikou consists of four districts covering 2,280 square km. There are about 2,046,189 residents in Haikou which include the four districts. Haikou was originally a port city. Today, the city of Haikou is still operating as a port city. This Haikou Town is also home to Hainan University. This Haikou Town is also known as "Coconut Town". It is an important tourist destination for China. The city received 4.11 million tourists in 2002. Haikou Town also developed its Meetings, Incentives, Conferencing, Exhibitions industry. The local government set up the Haikou Convention and Exhibition Bureau in June 2012. By 2013, various international brands such as Shangri-La, Westin and Sheraton opened their hotel outlet in Haikou making Haikou one of the best tourist destinations.
1. Haikou Meilan International Airport
Haikou Meilan International Airport is an airport serving Haikou, the capital of Hainan Province, China. This Haikou Meilan International Airport is located 25 km Southeast of the city centre. Haikou Meilan International Airport was also opened in 1999 to replace the old Dayingshan Airport located along Guoxing Avenue. Haikou Meilan International Airport is also operated by HNA Infrastructure. Haikou Meilan International Airport is the largest and busiest airport in Hainan. The second busiest airport in Hainan is Sanya Phoenix International Airport. In 2017, Haikou Meilan International Airport was the 17th busiest airport in China. This Haikou Meilan International Airport has a total space of 60,200 square meters. It also has 45 check-in counters and 11 safety inspection centres. Haikou Meilan International Airport is operated by 565 employees. On August 14, 2013, a new international terminal opened at Haikou Meilan International Airport. It is located East of the existing terminal. With the opening of the new terminal, it will increase the capacity of the airport to receive more tourists.
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The best month to visit Haikou is from November to April. At this point, the temperature in Haikou is very good. The temperatures in the months allow you to go sightseeing or even make outdoor activities with ease. Rain also less in that month. Flight ticket prices and hotels can be higher than usual in those months. The bad months to come to Haikou are from May to October because, at that time, Haikou is experiencing a rainy season. Haikou is located at the North end of the Torrid Zone. It is part of the Intertropical Convergence Zone. Based on climate classification by Koppen, Haikou has a subtropical climate that is humid and influenced by a strong monsoon. You can also visit Haikou at certain times to celebrate any celebrations in Haikou with locals such as Lantern Festival, Chinese New Year and others. You can also join the International Coconut Festival held in March or April each year in Haikou.
1. Temple of the Five Lords - this temple is also known as the "Temple of the Five Officials" as a memorial temple to five foreign officials from the Tang and Song dynasties. The temple is located in Southeast Haikou on Hainan Island, China. During the dynasty, Hainan was regarded as an isolated part of the empire used as a dump for troubled officials. Five employees experience such fate. So, this temple was built to commemorate the officials.
2. Haikou Volcanic Cluster Global Geopark - is a national park located about 15 km West of Haikou, Hainan, China. It is a national park that has an extinct volcanic crater on the island. The garden has an area of 118 square kilometres. This area is composed of two major volcanoes - Fengliung Mountain and Baoziling Mountain. Next, to this park, there is another volcano called Mount Yangjinlin.
3. Haikou Century Bridge - is a cable bridge in Haikou city, capital of Hainan Province. The bridge was built to connect the main part of Haikou city to Haidian Island.