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Lingshui 陵水

Lingshui's many attractions include beaches, bays, islands, rain forests, waterfalls, hot springs, macaques and ostriches. Lingshui is in the southeast of Hainan Island, bordering Wanning, Baoting, Qiongzhong, and Sanya. Diaoluo Mountain lies in northwest of Lingshui, and the sea lies in the southeast. The county is 40km from south to north, and 32km from east to west, covering 1128 sq. km. Lingshui's excellent location, comfortable weather, and abundant resources all make the area a charming tourism destination. The many popular destinations in Lingshui include Yezi Island, Perfume Bay, Tufu Bay, Nanwan Monkey Islet, Diaoluo Mountain Rain Forest, and Xiaomei Lake. Cultural sites include the Soviet Government Building, Farmers’ Committee, Nanbatian Farm, Dragon King Temple, Sanwei Temple, and a Qing Dynasty themed street. Lingshui also boasts multiple hot springs, including Nanping Hot Spring, Gaofeng Hot Spring, and Hongxie Hot Spring. Lingshui County's beauty comes from its' lakes, mountains, and sea. Lingshui attracts the attention of investors thanks to its unique landscapes and resources.

City Information: 

Best Travel Season: All year round

Climate: Lingshui Li Autonomous County has a tropical monsoon island climate, with lots of sunshine and abundant rainfall. It gets 2,444 hours of sunshine annually. The average annual temperature is 24 ºC (75.2 ºF) , with a high of 37 ºC (98.6 ºF). Yearly precipitation is about 1500-2500mm, but uneven in distribution. The rainy season is from May to October, and precipitation in rainy season accounts for about 80% of the yearly precipitation. Typhoon season is from July to October.


Airlines: Lingshui lies 80km from Sanya’s Fenghuang International Airport, approximately 60 minutes by car.

Boating: There are tourist shuttle ferries from Xingang to Monkey Island.

Roads :East highway goes right through Lingshui's downtown area. Yinbao Highway runs between Lingshui and Baoting.


Nanwan Monkey Island (南湾猴岛): official name: Nanwan Monkey Islet Ecotourism Park
One of several nature reserves in Hainan, Monkey Island has the longest over-water cable car in China, spanning 2,138 metres (7,014 ft). They cable car gives superb views over the coast and the traditional fishing village below. Several tribes of rhesus monkeys have free range of the island, and interact freely with tourists. There are many monkey performances on the island daily. When travelling to Monkey Island, it is best to be aware that the monkeys may take any belongings not securely attached, including hats, sunglasses, cameras, phones, snacks, and drinks, and once taken these items may be impossible to recover.

Hours: 8:00 AM– 5:00 PM
Admission Fee 138 RMB, including cablecar

Diaoluo Mountain National Forest Park(省吊罗山国家森林公园): This scenic spot is famous for its lakes, waterfalls, and primitive rain forest. Located in the north of  Lingshui county, it is one of the largest tropical rainforests in Hainan, covering 38,000 hectares with the highest peak reaching 1,499 metres.  The best season to visit the park is from November to March.
Tel: 86-898-83724251

Entrance fee: 30 RMB

Coconut Island (椰子岛): A mainly undeveloped island covered in palm trees and other wildlife, Coconut Island may be reached by hiring local fishing boats.

Perfume Bay(香水湾): With a long silvery beach and many varied rock formations, Perfume Bay is one of the newest resort areas in Hainan. Several recently and soon to be completed luxury resort hotels line the bay, which is a popular surfing spot.

Li'an Ocean Harbor Theme Park (海南陵水海洋主题公园) : Scheduled to open in 2013, the park is projected include a performance hall, tropical underwater world, Typhoon Lagoon, water park, marine theater as well as mobile performance and other activities. The Ocean Park will be divided into an amusement park, an all-round resort hotel area and a logistics service area.

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