Unlocking Central Hainan – Qiongzhong by bus


Qiongzhong Li and Miao autonomous county is under the jurisdiction of Hainan Province.

The county has a tropical marine monsoon climate and the average annual temperature is 22.8 degrees Celsius.

Covering an area of 2704.66 square kilometres, it has jurisdiction over 10 townships, 2 county-owned forest farms and 1 county-owned farm.

Qiongzhong is an ecological core area in Hainan, it is known as “the heart of Hainan”, which is easy to see why as it is the source of three rivers, has landscapes of lush forests and is the traditional home of the Li and Miao people”.

There are a number of national and provincial forest and protected areas nearby such as Wuzhi Mountain, Limu Mountain, Jialuo Mountain and Yingge Ridge.

It is also the home of the Qiongzhong Green Orange which is a small juicy orange, with a slight sour and sweet taste. It is rich nutrients and it was one of the first geographical indication protected products in Hainan Province.

Where to visit in Qiongzhong?

Bai Hua Ling (Ridge) Tropical Rainforest Cultural Tourism Zone

海南百花岭热带雨林文化旅游区

Bai Hua Ling is located 7 kilometres to the southwest of Yinggen Town, Qiongzhong County.

It is known as the “Green Treasure House”, it is one of the most important scenic spots and nature reserves in Hainan.

The main peak is more than 1,100 meters above sea level, and it is surrounded by mountains such as the Wuzhi Mountain to the east and the Limu Mountain in the northwest.

Baihualing Waterfall is also located here, which is one of the main scenic spots for tourists to visit. The waterfall is around 300 meters high.

Currently due to road and landscape reconstruction, the opening times from now till 8 April, 2021 are 09:00 – 17:00 (weekends only).

From 9 April it will be open 7 days a week from 09:00 to 17:00.

Ticket price: 88 yuan/person

Address: 海南百花岭热带雨林文化旅游区

How to get there?

Take the bus from Haikou transportation center to Yinggen station 营根站, then take a taxi to the park


Li Mu Shan (Mountain) National Forest Park

黎母山国家森林公园.

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Li mu mountain is located in the middle of Hainan province, it also borders Danzhou and Baisha, it is the birthplace of three major rivers in Hainan: the Nandu river, Wanquan River and Changhua river.

The park has unique natural scenery and rich ethnic customs across an area of 193,000 acres, it is located in the rain forest zone.

The Limu mountain national forest park region has some of the most abundant tropical biological resources in China. There are also many rare and endangered wildlife under national and provincial key protection within the area.

The natural scenery of Limu Mountain National Forest Park is unrivalled with beauty. It is surrounded by, towering peaks, rocky crags, deep valleys and clear water lakes.

Many of the Li and Miao people live here, most live off the land and some live high up in the mountains. The main peak of the mountain is 1411.7 meters above sea level.

The landscape changes throughout the seasons, from May to October is the rainy season, generally sunny in the morning and raining in the afternoon. Winter temperatures at higher altitudes can get as low as 1 degree Celsius, so bring a sweater.

Opening time: 08:00 – 17:00 all year

Ticket price: 20yuan / person

How to get there?

Take the bus from Haikou transportation centre to Qiongzhong Wushi station 琼中乌石, then take a bus from the Wushi station to the park, the latest bus to the park is around 17:00, the price is around 3 yuan.

Qiongzhong Chengpo River Shi Jiu (Stone Mortar Group) Scenic Spot

琼中乘坡河石臼群景区

The Chengpo River stone mortar group is located in the upper reaches of the Wanquan River, it is a rare geological feature, the size and shape of which has been formed by the fast flowing river current.

The stone mortar group is the work of hundreds of thousands of years of erosion by nature’s elements.

According to local villagers, the river has two landscapes every year. When there is little rain in spring and summer, these exposed stones can be seen; when the rainy season hits in autumn and winter, these stones will be submerged by the river water, turning it into a large lake.

You can visit the river anytime but it is advised not to get into the water as there are some hidden currents which are dangerous.

The Chengpo river stone mortar group is open all year round and it is free to visit.

Address: 琼中乘坡河石臼群景区

How to get there?

Take the bus to Qiongzhong Yinggen Station from Haikou Transportation Center, then take the bus from Yinggen station to Chengpo Town 乘坡, the river is not far away from the town center.

Bus to Chengpo from Yinggen:

Around 32km

Price: 12 yuan / person

Departure time : 7:00 / 8:00 / 8:40 / 9:20 /10:10 /10:50 / 11:15 /11:50 / 12:30 / 13:20 /14:00 /14:30 / 15:10 /15:50 /16:30 /17:20

Shihan Village 什寒村

Shihan village is located near the mountainside town of Hongmao, more than 800 meters above sea level. It is hidden within the mountain basin between Limu & Yingge Mountain.

Shihan village is one of the highest villages in Hainan.

The east, west and north sides of the village are natural forest reserves that cover a total of 104,000 acres.

The protection zone has a mild climate and abundant rainfall year-round.

It was once one of the most remote and impoverished villages in Qiongzhong, with over 300 Miao and 200 Li people living here.

There are camping areas at the village, and there is also some ethnic style hotels and places listed on Air BNB if you would like to stay overnight in the village.

Address: Hongmao Town, Qiongzhong

海南省琼中黎族苗族自治县红毛镇

How to get there?

Take bus from Haikou Transportation Center 海口总站 to Qiongzhong Yinggen 琼中营根站, then take the bus from Yinggen to Hongmao Town 红毛镇.

Qiongzhong Yinggen 琼中营根站- Qiongzhong Hongmao 琼中红毛

Around 24km

Ticket price: 9 yuan per person

Departure time: 7:50 / 8:00 / 8:30 / 9:30 / 10:00 / 10:35 / 11:35 / 12:30 /13:20 / 14:00 /15:00 / 15:50 / 16:00 / 16:30 / 17:15 / 17:30

Once you arrive at the town, you can take local transportation to the village.

It is also possible to take a direct route from Qiongzhong Station (Yinggen Station) to Shihan 什寒

Distance 35 km

Ticket price: 13 yuan/person

Departure time: 08:00 / 16:00

How to get to Qiongzhong from Haikou?

Follow our practical guide on how to catch a bus in Hainan HERE

Haikou Transportation Center 海口总站 – Qiongzhong Dafeng Chang 琼中大丰场
Total distance: 144km
Ticket price: 45 yuan / person
Departure times: 8:10 / 10:45 / 13:45 / 15:00 / 17:10

Haikou Transportation Center 海口总站 – Qiongzhong Zayun Intersection 琼中什运路口
Total distance: 177km
Ticket price: 49 yuan / person
Departure times: 7:30 / 8:15 / 8:40 /9:05 / 10:00 / 11:20 / 12:40 / 13:05 / 14:10 / 14:40 / 15:05 / 15:40 / 16:20 / 17:40 / 19:00

Haikou Transportation Center 海口总站 – Qiongzhong Wanling 琼中湾岭
Total distance: 110km
Ticket price: 35yuan / person
Departure times: 8:00 / 9:20 / 10:45 / 11:55 / 12:50 / 13:45 / 14:45 / 15:30 / 16:10 / 17:10 / 18:40 / 19:30

Haikou Transportation Center 海口总站 – Qiongzhong Wushi 琼中乌石
Total distance: 117km
Ticket price: 37yuan / person
Departure times: 8:00 / 8:10 / 9:20 / 10:45 / 11:55 / 12:50 / 13:45 / 14:45 / 15:00 / 15:30 / 16:10 / 17:10 / 18:40 / 19:30

Haikou Transportation Center 海口总站 – Qiongzhong Yinggen 琼中营根站
Total distance: 132km
Ticket price: 48yuan / person
Departure time: 6:30 / 8:20 / 9:00 / 9:40 / 10:25 / 11:05 / 11:45 / 13:10 / 14:30 / 15:05 / 15:35 / 16:45 / 17:20 / 20:10

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