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Haikou, Hainan, China - Part 1

Haikou (海口)
Source: Wikipedia

Haikou is the capital and most populous city of Hainan province, China. It is situated on the northern coast of Hainan, by the mouth of the Nandu River. The northern part of the city is the district of Haidian Island, which is separated from the main part of Haikou by the Haidian River, a branch of the Nandu.

Haikou is a comprising four districts, and covering 2,280 square kilometres (880 sq mi). There are 2,046,189 inhabitants in the built up area all living within the 4 urban districts of the city.

Haikou was originally a port city. Today, more than half of the island's total trade still goes through its ports. The city is home to Hainan University, which has its main campus on Haidian Island.

Holiday Beach (假日海滩), Hainan
From Wikipedia

Holiday Beach is beach and visitor attraction located along Binhai Road, Haikou, Hainan, China.

The 7-kilometre-long, 33 hectare beach area was officially established in 1995. Since then, it has undergone development with the establishment of visitor attractions such as restaurants, swimming pools, an outdoor roller skating rink, and an amphitheatre. The land beside the beach has been landscaped and pathways created. The entire shoreline is maintained by workers who remove rubbish.

Holiday beach is a popular destination for tourists. It is known by residents of Haikou as a place to eat chuanr at night.

The beach has also been the site of major competitions for such sports as kitesurfing and volleyball

Holiday Beach (假日海滩 )
From China Travel Tips

Holiday Beach is a typical place for touring and having leisure at the beach. The Holiday Beach is
located at the side of Qingling Road of the west in Haikou, and the total length of the Holiday Beach is 6 kilometers.

The whole beach can be divided into four areas: sun bath area on the beach, sport area in the sea,
ocean food area and holiday area. There are also many sports and performances around the beach. All
of them are for free. The golden sunshine, blue seawater, yellow beach and green coconut trees form
a great picture of the seashore. You can’t miss it!

Entrance Fee: Free
Opening Hours: the whole day
How to get there: there are Special minibuses to Holiday Beach in the downtown area of Haikou; or
you can take Buses No. 40, 28, 29, Y1 or Y2 to get there
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Hainan is the smallest and southernmost province of the People's Republic of China (PRC), consisting of various islands in the South China Sea. Hainan Island, separated from Guangdong's Leizhou Peninsula by the Qiongzhou Strait, is the largest and fifth most populous island under PRC control (Taiwan, which is slight... More