Qionghai is one of the 7 county-level cities of Hainan province, People's Republic of China. It is located in the east of the island at the mouth of the Wanquan River, 86 kilometres (53 mi) from the provincial capital of Haikou. It has an area of 1,692 square kilometres (653 sq mi) and in 2010, it had a population of 483,217.
The seat of government is at Jiaji, previously Jiaji Town, often now referred to simply as Qionghai. Bo'ao, seat of the Boao Forum for Asia, belongs to Qionghai city.
The former counties of Qiongdong (Chinese Postal Map Romanisation: Kiungtung) and Lehui (Chinese Postal Map Romanisation: Lokwei) are now part of the Qiongdong City.
Qionghai is in the east part of Hainan Island, 86 km away from Haikou, the capital city of the province. It¡¯s 163 km to Sanya, a city in the south part of the island. Qionghai has a long history with advanced culture and abundant natural resources. People here are modest, hospitable, and open-minded. For a long time, Qionghai is claimed by investors and toursits for her relaxing environment, good public security, balanced eco environment, and efficient administration. Qionghai city is charming with the world-famous Wanqian River as its axis. The Qionghai tourist area in the east of Hainan is comprised of Wanqian River, Baishi Hill, Guantang Hot Spring, Shadao Island, Wanqian River¡¯s outlet to the sea, Boao Jade Belt Beach and the Conference Center for Boao Forum for Asia. The area is one of the key tourist areas in the province.
Best Travel Season: October to the April of next year is the best season to travel in Qianghai. Destination Climate: Qionghai City is of sub-tropical monsoon and maritime wet climate, average annual temperature 24oC, average annual precipitation 2072mm, average annual sunshine 2155 hours, average annual radiation 118.99 kilocalories per square centimeter, without frost and snow all year round.
Destination Notes: August and September are the typhoon season in Hainan, and one has to be extra careful. If you want to swim in the sea, please stay in the periphery of protection. Each year a number of tourists get swept away by the sea.
Season Features: Qionghai has a misture of subtropical monsoon climate and subtropical humid climate. The average temperature is 24 degrees Celsius. Plants grow all through the year, and there's no big difference between the seasons, except that between June and September there are typhoons and heavy rains. The peak season of tourism for Hainan is around the Spring Festival, with lots of people surging into the province, and the cost for tickets and services will rise significantly. The best season for travel is November to March of the next year, when sunshine and green plants can be found anywhere in Hainan.
Travel Taboo: When people from the Li minority group are brewing alcohol, and there a leaf hanging on the door, it means no stranger is allowed inside. Don't call girls "Xiaojie", especially in places of entertainment. You can call them "Xiaomei" or "Ayi". Avoid taking the trip alone. Be safe on the beach, and watch the kids and elderly. Special Information:¡¡Flat shoes and sun-proof protections are needed in Hainan. Seafood is the first choice for food in the coastal province, but don't eat too much. Bring along digestive and anti-inflammatory drugs. Hainan is famous for all kinds of fruits, coconut, mango, betel, pineapple and jack fruit. Also don't eat too much.