Shanweitou is a stunning mangrove village, where you can go back to the roots of nature and experience for yourself the life of a traditional fishing community.
Located around 30 minutes away from the urban area of Haikou, in Yanfeng Town, the village is a great place to visit if you want to get away from it all and soak up some traditional ways of living. It has been listed as one of China’s key Rural Tourism Villages.
You can enjoy a stroll through the nature at a leisurely pace and breathe in the fresh air of this mangrove habitat. Why not take a boat ride to catch all this place has to offer from the water? Or just stop off for a lazy drink, as you put your woes behind you.
In the surroundings, you will find the Lianlizhi Homestay. The homestay is positioned in the Dongzhai Harbour National Mangrove Forest Nature Reserve, offering spectacular views over the sea.
It aims to create an experience where visitors can “eat at the fisherman’s house, live in the fishing village and experience the fishing pleasure.” Some time here offers a truly immersive experience, that will create some wonderful, long-lasting memories for you to cherish.
Yanfeng Town, Meilan District, Haikou (海口市美兰区演丰镇)
Shanweitou Village welcomes visitors all year round and there are no entry fees. The best way to reach the village from Haikou city is by taxi.
A night in the homestay is recommended. There’s nothing like waking up and being surrounded by the beauty of nature. Truly rejuvenating.
Pass a few hours with a gentle walk, sheltering from the sun under coconut trees and feeling the sea breeze on your face. Head along the mangrove plank road.
Grab a chair and sit back and relax amongst the colourful flowers and scenic views, with only the sounds of nature to disturb you. A cup of tea and a good book will help you make the most of your time in these unforgettable surroundings.
Nearby Attractions: Dongzhai Gang National Nature Reserve, Haikou Swan Lake Animal Base, Guilinyang National Tropical Agriculture Park