Haikou West Coast Park
Ladies and Gentlemen: I wonder how many well-known coasts you have been. In the world Gold Coast in Australia, Blue Coast in France, and Sun Coast in Spain are among the most popular ones. It is acknowledged that China will become the top-ranking tourist country by the WTO’s forecast. Hainan is the only tropical beach resort. We are going to build the Coconut Palm Coast in Hainan, and make Hainan Island of China famous for the Coconut Palm Coast in the world. This will be effective in Hainan’s tourism promotion. The next stop is Haikou West Gold Coast Park. There you can enjoy a beautiful sub-tropical beach resort, and the picturesque coast scene.
Haikou West Gold Coast Park is bordering Qiongzhou Strait on the north. It is about 18 kilometers long, over 10 kilometers far away from the central part of the city. The coast is overviewed like a piece of elegant white silk tie sleeping on the side of the Qiongzhou Strait. The wide and straight boulevard we are taking is Qingling Avenue, named after the ex-honored chairwoman of our country Mrs. Soong Ching-ling, the Hainan descendant. Looking outside of the windows you can see the coconut palms growing nicely on both sides of the avenue, waving hello to you like the pretty Hainan lasses. The coconut palms are the pride of the Hainan people.
Here we are the grand show place of Impression Hainan. Look at this building. It is shaped after the sea shell in the modern architectural style. Impression Hainan is directed by three very famous directors in China: Zhang Yimou, Wang Chaoge and Fanyue. The show is backgrounded by the real sea. After its opening, the show has been popular with the tourists and visitors both home and abroad eanic club. A variety of wonderful and exciting performances have reflected the harmony between people and nature, and also expressed people’s love for seas. Through Impression Hainan the audience can learn about Hainan local culture. The show starts eight o’clock every night.
OK. We have arrived at the Holliday Beach. Please get off the coach. I will make the introduction to you when you have the sightseeing. The Holiday Beach is the central part of Haikou West Gold Coast Park. The beach is 6 kilometers long. Four functional areas have been built: Sea Sport Area, Ocean Food Cultural Area, Beach Sunbathing Area and Vacation & Holiday Area. Various items such as sailing, boating, beach volleyball, beach soccer, roller skating, music square, water world, special sea food and local delicacies, etc. are available. By the end of 1995, about 1.5 kilometer of beach was developed for the beach sun-bathing area and open to public. Since 2000 this area has become the site of the national and the international championship of swimming across the Qiongzhou Strait. Many distinguished VIP have visited the place, among them are Premier Li Peng, and the president of Ukraine. It is not only the resort for the tourists, but also the choice resort for the Haikou residents. It is overwhelmed by the bright sunshine, the blue seawater, the green coconut palms, and
a variety of playing facilities and entertainment areas.
Well, with the pleasant wind of coconut palms and the lovely music of sea waves, the ocean has expressed a hearty wish to you. May you be happy in Hainan and have evergreen blessing as much as the sea water.
The Key Points:
1. Hainan is the only tropical beach resort.
2. Haikou West Gold Coast Park is bordering Qiongzhou Strait on the north. 3. It is about 18 kilometers long, over 10 kilometers far away from the central part of the city.
4. Impression Hainan is directed by three very famous directors in China: Zhang Yimou, Wang Chaoge and Fanyue.
5. It is shaped after the sea shell in the modern architectural style. 6. The Holiday Beach is the central part of Haikou West Gold Coast Park. The beach is 6 kilometers long. Four functional areas have been built: Sea Sport Area, Ocean Food Cultural Area, Beach Sunbathing Area and Vacation & Holiday Area.
Hainan was named Zhuya, Qiongzhou and Qiongya at various ancient times. In Yuan Dynasty, Emperor Hanwu (110 BC) started to set the Zhuya and Dan'er prefectures on the island. The administration was changed hereafter. In the end of Tang Dynasty, the Qiongzhoufu was establishes and commanded Qiong, Ya, Dan, Zhen, and Wanan, 5
states 22 counties. From Ming Dynasty (in 1370) to the end of Qing Dynasty, Qiongzhoufu was under the administration of Guangdong.
In the Republic of China era, Hainan was still dominated by Guangdong Province. In April 1949 the Hainan special administrative region senior official government office was established, for vice-provincial level government. After May 1st, 1950 Hainan administration government office was created, still subordinated to Guangdong Province. In April 1988 Hainan provincial people's government was established with Haikou as its capital. The Hainan special economic zone was established at the same time.
Location & Topography
An island of southern China in the South China Sea, separated from Leizhou Peninsula by Qiongzhou strait, which includes Hainan, Xisha, Nansha, Zhongsha islands. It faces Viet Nam on the west, Hongkong and Taiwan on the east. Southeast is Philippines, south reaches to Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. The geographical position is extremely superior. It covers 34,000 sq. meters. Land area 33,900 sq. km, sea area 2.1million sq. km. The total coastline is about 1,529 km.
The Hainan Province climate is the tropical monsoon climate and the tropical oceanic climate. It's always high temperature and wet, dry and rainy seasons are distinct. There are more tropical storms and typhoon in summer. The average temperature very year is 22-26?, in January-February average temperature is 16-24? and in
July-August the average temperature is 25-29?. It's like spring all the year round.
Middle, east and west-line, the three arterial highways from Haikou to Sanya as well as the east-line highway going through the eastern from north to south complete the land traffic skeleton of the whole island.
More than 7 million people live in Hainan, one of the famous overseas Chinese districts. There are Li, Miao, Hui and other ethnic minorities, more than 1,2million people. Various ethnic minorities still retain their unvarnished customs and living habits. It makes Hainan Island’s social style and features more and more wonderful and mysterious.
Hainan Island, as our tropical crop base. The output of rubber accounts for more than 60% of our country. In addition, also have the sisal, coffee, coconut tree, pineapple and other tropical crops. The tropical rain forest is rich in the precious lumber, medicinal plants and precious birds and beasts. The sea area is rich in the grouper, sea turtle, lobster and so on. The resource is very rich.