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Haikou day trips: R&F Mangrove Park Chengmai

Haikou day trips explores places close to enough Haikou City for you to visit, and still get home for tea.

Traveling looks a bit different these days!

With COVID-19 and the travel restriction lifestyle many people are looking for new ways to get out of the apartment to get rid of boredom and anxiety, especially if you have children!

People are looking for different ways to break the monotony. According to China Daily, camping-related reservations over the May Day holiday rose by 350 percent.

With the rainy season upon us and frequent thunderstorms and heavy downpours, camping may not be the best option right now, so how about day trips?

Welcome to the first of a new series of articles where we visit places close enough to Haikou City for you to explore, and still get home in time for tea.

Haikou Day trips: R&F Mangrove Bay, Wetlands Park

Chengmai R&F Mangrove Bay is located south of Meilangxie Lake.

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Aerial view of R&F Mangrove park Chengmai Haikou

It’s a real estate project and high-end resort by R&F Group covering an area of 2.5 hectares, 34 Km (about 45 minutes) from downtown Haikou.

There’s a DoubleTree Resort by Hilton 3 minutes from an 18-hole golf course for those who’d like a bit of luxury or an extended trip.

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Give yourself around 3 hours to get around the park

The park includes a Wetland Nature Education Centre, Migratory Bird Rescue Centre and Science Centre.

The project is centred around the mangrove wetlands with plenty of flora and fauna.

It is reported to be home to 40 different kinds of birds, (bring your camera, some are quite used to people), and 5 different kinds of semi mangroves and rare tree species.

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R&F Mangrove Park Chengmai Haikou

There’s also a flamingo island and a mangrove style market.  

Opening hours:

The park is open from 8:30 to 17:30

Ticket prices:

Tickets cost 40 Yuan PP

Location:  R&F Mangrove Bay Wetland Park (type 富力红树湾湿地公园 into Baidu maps)

How long does it take?

Not including travel time, plan for at least half a day.

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Scan the Qr code above for image gallery, more information and to book tickets.

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