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Our Hainan travel tips cover the hot springs, visa-free access, and safety advice.
There are countless hot springs in Hainan, and more than 300 of them have been made accessible to visitors. Most hot springs in Hainan are therapeutic mineral springs with excellent water quality and water temperature of more than 176oF (80oC).
A great many hot spring tourist spots can be found in Hainan, which offer a series of relaxing and sporting activities, including ordinary hot spring baths, multifunctional health care, surfing, sun bathing, massage services, golf, tennis and folk culture performances of various countries.
Nantian is the most popular spring because of its pool of dead-skin-nibbling fish (actually a lot more relaxing than it sounds). Entry is 168 RMB and there is a forty-five minute shuttle bus every two hours from Yalong Bay and Dadonghai.
Visa-free access by the State Council in order to boost inbound tourism in Hainan Province, one of the most popular tourist destinations in China. Tourists from 59 countries enjoy the Hainan 30-day visa-free policy, and tourists from many countries can apply for their entry visa on arrival at Sanya.
Visa on Arrival: Tourists with a nationality of any country that has built a diplomatic relationship with China can apply for an entry visa after their arrival at Sanya Airport.
Visa Extension: If foreign tourists plan to stay for a longer period in Hainan Province, or visit other places in Mainland China, they can apply to the local authorities, and present official documents provided by their tour agencies.
Before entering Hainan Province, tourists should declare certain goods to customs and produce proper certification for each individual item declared. All the items listed in a declaration should be accompanied with the following details: quantity, weight, value and purpose. You can telephone +0898-851-6888 to know more about China Customs Requirements.
Most currencies of the world can be exchanged for Chinese RMB (Yuan) at any branch of the Bank of China and at most hotels.