In this episode of Discover Hainan, Patrick and Jake go to the Haikou Tropical Wildlife Park and Botanical Gardens.
Hainan tropical wildlife park and botanical garden covers an area of about 5,000 acres and is located on the outskirts of Haikou city. If you’re interested in tropical plants or exotic animals then the park has something for you.
There’s a free shuttle bus to take you around the enclosure with gift shops, restaurants and shaded snack areas where you can buy cold drinks.
At the time of writing, tickets cost 128 yuan per person, children under 1.2 metres go free and 1. 2 – 1.4 metres are half price.
You should give yourself around 3-4 hours to get around the park, that’s if you are taking photos and stopping for drinks etc. If you are going with children, reserve a little more time, 4-5 hours at the most should do it as there is quite a lot of things for kids to do, like riding or feeding the animals.
Address: 海南热带野生动植物园 海口市秀英区东山镇（海榆中线27公里处）
Take bus number 2 from evergreen park 万绿园 and at Haikou east train station 海口东火车站。From evergreen park the bus ride should take under 2 hours.
A taxi from Haikou east train station costs around 100 yuan.