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Haikou’s Bell Tower
Autumn escape in Haikou, Hainan.
Nomnom road to Haikou
I will introduce to you all where I usually will go to eat when returning back to hometown in Hainan, though I’m not from Haikou and from Wanning but Haikou is a place not to missed out because of the food.
Basically from young to old people, Hainanese can’t leave the food called “炸炸” (direct translate is “fried-fried) actually is similar to Loklok, but different thing from loklok is they will remove the skewers for you and drizzle the food with their special sauce. (Every shop will has its own specialty sauce).
So my top 1 to intro for zha zha will be
Other than zha zha, there’s also dessert places with chill vibes.
1）A-Z cafe @ 上邦百汇城
2）青木 @ 日月广场
On a side note, 日月广场 is one of the largest mall in Haikou. Address: China, Hainan, Haikou, 琼山区国兴大道南侧
Next, what about dinner?
1) 守柴炉烤鸭 Shou Chai Lu Roast Duck
address： 49-4 Guomao Rd, 49, Longhua District, Haikou, Haikou, Hainan, China, 570125
2) 小龙坎 Xiao Long Kan Hotpot, I know sg has this, try it in Haikou, it’s better.
3) 小肥羊 Little Sheep Hotpot, same sg has this but Haikou one is better
#Haikoufood #haikou #china #youtohbindou
A time capsule in Haikou
Exploring the Old Town in Haikou was like stepping into a charming time capsule. This neighborhood boasts captivating old architecture that exudes character and history. Wandering through the narrow lanes, you'll discover a treasure trove of local shops offering an array of affordable goodies, from handcrafted items to delectable fruits.
The seafood restaurants here are a true culinary delight, serving up the freshest catch of the day. The blend of flavors and aromas wafting through the air is simply irresistible. It's a paradise for foodies who want to indulge in authentic Hainanese cuisine without burning a hole in their wallets.
What caught my attention were the numerous photo spots sprinkled throughout the area. Whether it's a quaint alleyway adorned with lanterns or a picturesque corner showcasing traditional architecture, the Old Town presents endless opportunities to capture its unique essence.#haikou #trip #instatravel #goodfoods
Outstanding Lunch Buffet🥂
📍Sofitel Hotel, Haikou city, Hainan island.
The Sofitel hotel is located in Longhua district, specifically in the commercial area of Haikou. The restaurant is situated on the 35th floor which hosts amazing panoramic views, facing Evergreen park and the ocean.
The buffet offers a large selection for all tastes from seafood, salads, delicious desserts, Chinese food to Western food. Undoubtedly, it is one of the best buffets that I have tried so far in Haikou, the quality is exceptional and the staff very professional.
💰Lunch from Monday to Friday: 168¥
💰Saturdays and Sundays: 198¥
The restaurant also offers buffet dinner, and the seafood section is particularly delicious.
I totally recommend this buffet for foodies!
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Getting There - Haiku is very well connected by planes and high speed rail.
Attractions - It's a nice city, full of coconuts, parks and beautiful beaches. There are also hot spring areas and Geopark with a vulcano.
Hotels - The hotels are everywhere.
Food & Restaurants - There are many seafood markets around at night and plenty of restaurants during the day.
Shopping - On every corner you can find a coconut stand, for something bigger you can always visit a shopping mall or convenience stores.
The Bazaar is located near the Haikou port, making it easily accessible for visitors.
As you enter the restaurant, you are greeted by a welcoming ambiance. The interior is decorated in a way that creates a relaxed and cozy atmosphere. The view of the sea from the restaurant is breathtaking, especially in the evening when the lights are on. You can see the ships sailing in the harbor and the reflection of the lights on the sea, creating a magical and romantic atmosphere.
The restaurant offers a wide variety of dishes, all of which are delicious. The seafood, in particular, is fresh and cooked to perfection. You can taste the freshness of the seafood in every bite. The dishes are beautifully presented, and the portions are generous.
Overall, this restaurant is a must-visit for anyone who wants to experience the beauty of Haikou Port while enjoying a delicious meal. The combination of spectacular views, delicious food, and a serene atmosphere makes this restaurant a truly unforgettable experience.#haikou
Haikou is the capital city on the island of Hainan and is coastal with various beaches. There is an old town that has a lot of culture and nice buildings which shouldn’t really take longer than a day to explore. The city is smaller than other Chinese cities but there are a lot of areas that have restaurants and bars catering to both expats and local people. In terms of accommodation, there is a wide variety of services to choose from (we stayed at the Holiday Inn which was very nice).#china #travel #haikou #hainan
Haikou Bell Tower
Location: City center of Haikou, near the old street. 老街，海口钟楼
This area is a traditional but very picturesque part of beautiful Haikou city. Here you can walk along the river and take stunning photos of Bell Tower. You can enjoy the cooling breeze and then walk to the old street for some delicious snacks.
Tip: Coming at night will be cooler and bustling. Worth checking out.
Haikou MixC Market
📍MixC shopping mall, Guomao, Haikou.
Nice market to visit at night in Haikou. The market provides a large variety of stands where you can try delicious food, buy some toys or accessories, sweets, pets…It is really cool, the only thing is that the market is not always there, they just do it for a week to promote some shops, so if you are interested of visiting it you need to pay attention to the specific date.
#Newyearadventure #haikou #hainan #china #chinalife #market #tripmoments #triplocal
Fancy restaurant on the 43th floor🌃
📍The Langham hotel, Haikou. 朗廷酒店.
Great restaurant on the 43th floor with wonderful views. It’s perfect for special occasions. The service is nice and the food is amazing, also the staff is friendly although they don’t speak English but the menu is still in English. Highly recommended!
#Newyearadventure #hainan #haikou #restaurant #restaurantweek #foodie #Foodie #china #chinalife #hotel #romanticrestaurant
A beautiful beach hotel in Haikou with excellent ocean views and superb service. The breakfast and dinner here is brilliant and offers very high quality food.
Nearby there is a nice beach with pleasant walks. There is also a nice shipping mall within walking distance.
One of the best hotels I've ever stayed in China.
Haikou Birds Eye View
The Hilton hotel in the centre of Haiku offers stunning views of Haikou bay and city centre.
The rooms are modern and the bath tub overlooks the city and sea. Beautiful.
Location is great for walking to the parks, restaurants and ocean.
#haikou #hilton #sea
Haikou Clock Tower
The Haikou Clock Tower is one of the most important landmarks in the city. It is located on Changdi Road, very close to Renmin Bridge.
The scenery is quite beautiful, it is a good place to have a pleasant stroll.
#2023travelwish #haikou #hainan #hainanisland #tripmoments #urbanexplorer #china #chinalife #chinatravel #exploresgtogether #exploring
Interesting place to visit in Haikou
📍Hairui Former Residence, Haikou, Hainan.
The Former Residence of Hairui is located in Hongcheng Lake Road, Fucheng Street, in Qiongshan district. it is a historical and cultural place to visit and know more about Chinese History. There are different labels to read about Hairui’s life and why he became very famous. It is quite interesting and also it’s free!
#fallingforfall #haikou #hainan #hainanisland #triplocal #tripblazers #tripmoments #chinalife #culturalattractions #historicculture #china
Street food Market 🥟🍚
📍Tailongcheng, Dongtailong Food City, Haikou.
Great street food market with a large variety of snacks, beverages and dishes. It is a nice place to grab some food and walk around. There is also a shopping mall next to the market.
#fallingforfall #hainan #hainanisland #foodie #food #market #china #chinalife #urbanexplorer #haikou
Volcanoes from aerial view💚
The Haikou National Geological Volcano Park has more than 35 kinds of volcano and 30 lava caves. The video is recorded from outside of the park, the landscape is stunning, full of greenery and massively dense rainforest.
#fallingforfall #volcano #nature #drone #haikou #hainan #hainanisland #urbanexplorer #nationalpark
Nice village to explore in Haikou✨
📍Rongtang Village, Haikou, Hainan.
Rongtang village is an ancient lava rock village located in Haikou, approximately 20km away from the city centre. The spot is almost abandoned although we talked to some locals still living close to the area.
It is a nice experience exploring the different houses and paths. Also, there are some stunning caves to visit too. Definitely Rongtang village is a must see in Haikou.
#fallingforfall #haikou #village #hainan #exploresgtogether #triplocal #urbanexplorer #china #chinalife #architecture #tripmoments
The Bund, Haikou✨
The bund is located in the Century Bridge area, southbound. The spot has a large and beautiful park where people usually go for a stroll, camping, skateboarding or just chill, countless restaurants with nice environment, the famous library and the fantastic view of the Century Bridge, which is one of the landmarks of Haikou. Highly recommended!
#bucketlistreboot #haikou #hainan #hainanisland #china #chinalife #urbanexplorer #park #trip #tripmoments #triplocal
Kayaking day 🛶
Nice outdoor activity to do in Haikou. You can enjoy the beautiful views of the bund, library and century bridge on the right and also you can contemplate the gorgeous sunset. You can finish your day with the stunning view of the skyline on the left. Highly recommended!
📍The water bus cruise terminal is located in Evergreen Park (海口水上巴士万绿园站) but you have to make an appointment one day ahead.
💰 Around 280¥ per person
#bucketlistreboot #haikou #hainan #hainanisland #outdooractivities #sunset #kayaking #gooutside #summervacation #china #chinatravel #triplocal
New Spanish Restaurant in Haikou 🥘
📍Casa Isla Spain Wine House, Friendship International Trade City D Unit Floor 1 1 FD002 Store, Longhua, Haikou, Hainan China.
New Spanish restaurant in town. We tried a few dishes and all of them were nice! They didn’t have many of the dishes from the menu but I guess because it is new. I can’t wait for ordering fideuá or paella!
#bucketlistreboot #haikou #hainan #restaurant #food #foodie #spanishfood #china
Fantastic beach side for sunsets✨
Guanhaitai is a beautiful landmark located in the west area of Haikou city, specifically between Holiday Beach and Xixiu Beach. You can enjoy the amazing sunset on the beach and after you can walk around the area. There are some stands selling beverages, food and snacks. Also, the spot has areas to play badminton, basketball, running…The only drawback is that it's crowded at sunset time but still worth visiting!
#haikou #sunset #hainan #hainanisland #china #beach #summervacation #beaches
Pleasant Starbucks Reserve
📍MixC Shopping Mall
Nice Starbucks Reserve in Guomao, Haikou. It is not very busy, so it is a nice place if you want to study or work with your laptop while having a drink.
#passionpassport #haikou #starbucks #cafe
Feeding an elephant 🐘❤️
Hainan Tropical Wildlife Park is the perfect place for people who loves plants and animals. The park is huge and it is located in Haikou. If you go with kids there are many things to do. Also you can feed many animals such as elephants, alligators, monkeys…Really nice attraction!
-Admission fee 128¥
#passionpassport #haikou #hainan #zoo #nature #animals #china #triplocal
Fish Pool 🐠
Have you ever seen this? This pool is located in Holiday Beach Hot Spring Water Park in Haikou. The funniest thing is that everyone who gets in can't take even a minute and they can’t stop screaming or laughing, it is a real funny show. Would you be able to stay for 5 minutes without moving? 🐠🐠
#passionpassport #haikou #hainan #pool #summervacation #exploring
Amazing chill hot springs🧡
The hot springs are located next to holiday beach in Haikou. It is the perfect place to relax and spend the whole day. There are many swimming pools with different temperatures and also there is a fish pool.
-Admission fee 38¥
#passionpassport #haikou #hainan #china #chinalife #summervacation #hotsprings #explore
Beautiful park in Haikou
Haikou has more than one hundred parks around the city which makes the environment so nice and green. This park is large and has many snakes along the river which is surprising! 🐍❤️
#passionpassport #haikou #park #nature #hainan #parksinthecity #exploresgtogether #china
Worthy place to visit!
Hairui’s Tomb is a spot located in Haikou worthy to visit. The scenery is peaceful and beautiful. It is usually empty and tranquil, full of trees and greenery with some statues along the path.
#passionpassport #haikou #hainan #historicculture #urbanexplorer #china #chinatravel #exploresgtogether
Best skyline in Hainan 🌃🤍
📍Evergreen Park, Haikou, Hainan.
Evergreen Park, also known as Wanlu Park/garden is the largest park in the city. It is located in Longhua district. The park is full of greenery with an amazing landscape, also it has a small lake where the skyline is reflected at night , which is impressive.
You can visit the park anytime, it’s always opened and you can spend around 2-3 hours exploring it. There are some shops, a small amusement park and some local restaurants too.
Perfect place to have a nice walk.
#passionpassport #hainan #scenicspotguide #park #skyline #haikou #triplocal #garden
Volcano Park in Haikou
At the Haikou Volcano Park you can hike to the top of an extinct volcano. From the top it’s an easy way down to the crater. Inside the crater you will see lots of green tropical plants.
Along your walk up and down to the crater you can see different exhibitions. Places with the original lava flow and a small museum revealing the history of that area.
Evergreen Park in Haikou
📍Chinese name- 万绿园（Wanlv Yuan）
📍Location- Binhai Avenue, Longhua District, Haikou, Hainan
📍Recommended time for a visit - 3 hours
Large park with tropical plants. There is a lake, large grass areas, bamboo zone and different play spots. This park has a big open tropical seaside scenery.
If you are in Hainan you shouldn’t miss it!
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