About Tongshi Travel

Introduction:Located in middle Hainan, Tongshi City is a picturesque place with pleasant weather. The annual mean temperature is 22.4 centigrade degree, while spring is with the city all the year rou..

Districts: Haikou Sanya Tongshi Wanning Lingshui Qionghai Baoting Danzhou Qiongshan Wenchang Wuzhishan

Attractions: Qixianling hot spring Wanquan River Nanshan Cultural Park Dongpo Muscovy Duck Yalong Bay Wugongci Wenchang Chicken Ultima Thule Dongjiao Coconut Groove

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Tongshi Introduction

Located in middle Hainan, Tongshi City is a picturesque place with pleasant weather. The annual mean temperature is 22.4 centigrade degree, while spring is with the city all the year round. It is an ideal summer resort and health spa. Construction was started in 1955 and the city was established in 1987. Tongshi City has changed with each passing day. It is also an economic centre where the Li and Miao nationalities live in their own communities.
Built in October 1986, the Ethnic Museum of Hainan is up till now o­ne of the biggest museums in Hainan province.

Tongshi Traffic

 By Air
Haikou Meilan Airport, 25 km (16 miles) away from the center of Haikou, provides a convenient connection between Haikou and other cities at home and abroad. It has more than 200 air lines flying between major cities inside China such as Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Shijiazhuang, Wuhan, Dalian, Xiamen, Xian, Chengdu, Harbin, Qingdao and Nanjing, etc., as well as direct flights to Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and so forth.
Haikou Meilan Airport (HMA) is 30 minutes ride from downtown by bus. A shuttle bus operates between the airport and downtown Haikou. It begins at 5: 30 each morning and runs until the last flight of the day. The bus fare is RMB 15 per person. China Southern Airlines and Hainan Airlines provide a free bus to the airport. The former starts at the gate of Civil Aviation Hotel o­n Haixiu Road while the latter starts at the building of the old airport. If you take a taxi to the airport, the fare is about RMB 30 - 40 after a bargain with the driver.
From HMA to Sanya City:
1.Hire a taxi at the price of RMB 300 - 400
2.Take a taxi to Haikou East Bus Station with RMB 50 -70, and then take the coach to Sanya with the price of RMB 79. Arriving at the Sanya Bus Station, it costs about RMB 50 to Yalong Bay, RMB 10 to Dadonghai and RMB 7 to downtown Sanya by taxi. Taxi fares are a little bit more expensive at night.
3.Take the shuttle bus from HMA to Haikou East Bus Station with a price of RMB 15. o­n arrival, take a minibus to Sanya which will cost RMB 30 -50, this bus makes frequent stops o­n its journey.
By Train
A rail passenger service was established o­n December 5, 2004 that runs between Haikou and Guangzhou. The train travels o­n the boat and is the first Chinese rail connection that spans the sea. The crossing takes approximately 55 minutes. The entire o­ne way journey takes about 12 hours. Tickets price vary from RMB 138 to RMB 400.
You can buy railway tickets at Haikou New Port (Xin Gang) Ticket Office (transferring at Guangzhou) and at Xiuying Port Ticket Office (transferring at Zhanjiang).
Note: during the period of colder weather from December to the following February and in the typhoon season during July and August, you may find that it is not possible to travel off the island. At such times you will find that you stand to lose the cost of you ticket as it is not refundable in these circumstances.
Ticket Office of Haikou Railway Station: 0898 - 68656554
 By Bus
Haikou is the highway hub of the Hainan Island. National highways at the east, middle line and west as well as the expressway circle the island and are of great convenience to transport. Haikou East Bus Station is the largest coach station in the Province, and is located between Haikou and Qiongshan. Buses here are mainly bound for cities and counties along the east national highway. It takes about 3 hours to go along the east national highway, but 4 hours along the west from Haikou to Sanya. Buses from the West Bus Station are mainly bound for Danzhou, Baisha, Changjiang, Dongfang, Lingao, Ledong, Tongshi and Tunchang. The North Bus Station has buses heading for neighboring counties like Chengmai, Ding'an and so o­n.
Provincial Coach Station: No. 10, Haixiu Avenue, Haikou
East Coach Station: No. 148, Haifu Road, Haikou
South Coach Station: Under the ring road, Longkun South Road, Haikou
West Coach Station: No. 156, Haixiu Road, Haikou
 By Sea
Haikou has New Port (Xin Guang) and Xiuying Port. Every day there are 40 or so boats heading for coastal cities and Hong Kong. Haikou New Port mainly engages in passenger and car boats between Zhanjiang Port and Hai'an Port. Xiuying Port operates ships to Guangzhou, Zhanjiang, Hai'an, Shekou, Beihai and Hong Kong.
Shipping schedules between seaport cities and Haikou:
Guangzhou to Haikou: every Monday, Thursday and Saturday setting sail from Huangpu Old Dock. It takes 18 hours. The minimum price is RMB 128.
Zhanjiang to Haikou: o­ne scheduled flight at 21:00 every day. It takes about 8 hours with the minimum price of RMB 43.
Shenzhen to Haikou: every Monday to Friday there are ships to Haikou. The minimum price is RMB 113.
Beihai to Haikou: o­ne scheduled flight each day with the lowest price of RMB 59.
Hai'an to Haikou: ships operate 24 hours a day at 30 minute intervals. The trip takes an hour and a half. The minimum price is RMB 26.
In addition, Xiuying Port has passenger liner to Halong Bay of Viet Nam at 19:00 every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. It will reach the Halong Bay at 8:00 next morning.

Tongshi Festivals

Hainan International Coconut Festival
Date: during the first 10 days of April (around the third day of the third lunar month)
Places: Haikou City , Wenchang County, Tongshi City and Sanya City in Hainan Province
Activities: As the coconut is the symbol of Hainan Province, the annual Hainan International Coconut Festival has of considerable significance. Four major sites host visitors for the different colorful activities. In Haikou City, o­ne street shows off a diverse display of coconut lamps. In the coconut county of Wenchang, fresh coconuts are fully prepared and waiting for you to have a taste. Wedding ceremonies and ancestor worshipping ceremonies of the Li, and Miao ethnic minorities can be seen in the traditional Sanyuesan Festival (held o­n the third day of third lunar month) in Tongshi City. In addition, the visitor can watch the International Dragon Boat Festival and Martial Arts Contests.

Tongshi Service Telephones

Tongshi Tourism Bureau Tel: 0899-6623023
Hainan Provincial Tourism Bureau Information Center Tel :0898-65314733
Hainan Provincial Tourism Bureau Inquiries, Complaints Tel :0898-65200669
Hainan Quality Management Consulting Tel: 0898-65200638

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