Check out our guide to life in Hainan

Do you love the sound of a province with a tropical climate, beautiful beaches and ancient mountain rainforests? Picturesque Hainan province is located in the south China sea and consists of a group of small islands with Hainan Island being the largest. You’ll find more farms than factories in Hainan, with over half the exports being agricultural. It’s a major tourist destination for Chinese and international travellers, famed for fresh, locally grown produce, great air quality and a relaxed lifestyle. Perhaps that is why life expectancy is higher on Hainan than mainland China.

Hainan Fast Facts

Established 110 BCE
Population 9,257,600


Hainan Weather

Hottest Month             July (29 °C avg)
Coldest Month             January (17 °C avg)
Wettest Month            August (208.8 mm avg)
Windiest Month          May (14 km/h avg)
Annual Rainfall            1278.6 mm (per year)

10 Things to See and Do in Hainan

Five Finger Mountain

Explore hiking trails, waterfalls and forests, or take an exciting boat ride through the canyon.

Holiday Beach

Relax on a 7kms stretch of beach with restaurants, an amphitheatre and swimming pools.

Movie Town Haikou

See movie and TV sets and studios, and global celebrity autographs at the Avenue of Stars.

Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park

Marvel at amazing forests from suspension and glass bridges and ziplines in the treetops.

Nanshan Temple

You’ll be amazed by the gigantic Guan Yin Buddha statues, temple, artefacts and scenery.

Hainan Tropical Wildlife Park and Botanical Garden

Drive through this park featuring over 4,000 rare and endangered birds, plants and animals.

Qilou Old Street

Stunning historic architecture lines this street that boasts great shopping, markets and food.

Binlang Ethnic Village

Experience the old ways of the local Li and Miao culture, live shows and tropical scenery.

Volcanic Crater Park

Wander through this geological park with spa and hot spring, craters, lake and gardens.

Haikou Qilou Snack Street

A foodies’ favourite, this is the place to be for delicious street food and traditional fare.

Cost Of Living

Cinema 60 6.85 12.52 124.78
Water 2 0.23 0.42 4.18
Beer in a bar 19 2.17 3.96 39.51
Beer in a shop 4 0.46 0.84 8.35
Coke 3 0.34 0.63 6.27
Meal at a cheap restaurant 18 2.05 3.75 37.43
Meal at an average restaurant 35 3.99 7.30 72.79
Meal at a high end restaurant 85 9.70 17.73 176.77
Gym per month 200 22.83 41.72 415.92
City bus 2 0.23 0.42 4.18
Monthly utility bills (electricity, heating, water, rubbish) 430 49.08 89.69 894.23
Loaf of bread 6 0.68 1.67 12.48

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