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Chengmai 澄迈

The first record of Chengmai County is in 110 BC, when it referred to as Guo County in one of Emperor Wu of Han's records. The county acquired its current name under the Sui Dynasty reorganisation of 607. It was also recorded during the Ming Dynasty.

Chengmai is in the northwest of Hainan, near Haikou, the provincial capital. It is the first tourist destination in the west of Hainan. The Haiyu National Highway, West Highway,  and Guangdong-Hainan Railway all go through the city, so transportation is very convenient.

Longevity 

The people of Chengmai County live to an average of 77.79 years. Among the population are 215 centenarians. The proportion of centenarians compared to the rest of the county's population, and the overall number, ranks highest of all cities and counties in China.

Of the total 565,000 people living in the county, 18,500 are more than 80 years old, 896 of which are couples.

City Information 

Best Travel Season:  All year round

Climate: Chengmai has a tropical monsoon climate, with lots of sunshine and abundant rainfall,  and a mild climate. The area gets an average of 2017.6 hours of sunshine a year, and the average annual precipitation is 1790.7mm. There is relatively little impact in Chengmai from typhoons which may affect other areas of Hainan.

Traffic Information: 

Airlines: 

1. 80km to Meilan International Airport, 60 minutes by car

2. 60km from Haikou, 40 minutes by car

Bus: From the  West Haikou Bus Station the bus to Jinjiang passes through Chengmai Old Town, and Chengmai County (Jinjiang).

Attractions: 

Nantai Crocodile Lake (南泰鳄鱼湖): Facilities include: crocodile exhibit area; animal performance area; Thailand folk garden, Children's Area, Crocodile Show Center and Tiger and Elephant Show Center. There are more than 10,000 crocodiles in the lake. You can eat crocodile dishes cooked by chefs from Thailand in the Crocodile Restaurant, and buy real crocodile products in the Crocodile Store here.

Address: Yingbin Tour Development Zone, old town of Chengmai County, Hainan.

Tel: 7488380

Tickets: 60 RMB

Singapore Garden (新加坡花园): With  over 1000 varieties of Orchids, Singapore Gardens is a must see for flower enthusiasts.

Golden Temple: Golden Temple is located in Hainan Chengmai county, overlooking the city. Temples with imposing winding corridors, spectacular.

Fushan Mountain Coffee Culture and Leisure Tourism Area (福山咖啡文化休闲旅游区): surrounded by 2,000 acres of coffee plantations, Fushan Coffee serves local Hainan coffee to tourists.

Sources: 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chengmai_County

http://www.whatsonsanya.com

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