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Rock Hill Volcano

Introducing Rock Hill Volcano, Rock Hill Volcano guide, Guilin Rock Hill Volcano Travel Guide
Article from Culture China

Rock Hill Volcano, Rock Hill Volcano Haikou Shishan Crater Cluster National Geological Park, lies in Shishan and Yongxing Towns southwest Haikou City, close to Qiongzhou Strait, merely 15km from Haikou downtown. Rock Hill Volcano has sound eco-environment, remarkable location advantage, unique geographic landscape and rich geological resources (Spa and hot spring) and is favorably called “Garden in the City” and honored as “Haikou's Green Lung”.

Rock Hill Volcano is a rare urban volcanoes in the world with so various types, so beautiful shapes, so valuable and rare mineral springs and so intact volcanic ecology. This project is planned to include five themed zones, namely “Main Part of National Geological Park”, “Volcano SPA and Hot Spring Leisure and Recuperation Zone”, “Volcano Culture Sightseeing Zone”, “Volcano Forest Preservation Zone” and “Volcano Eco-Agriculture Sightseeing Zone”. Priority will be given to the main part of the National Geological Park in preliminary phase

Rock Hill Volcano, a natural volcano geology museum is located just 15 kilometers from the city centre and gives a great insight into the early formation of Hainan Island. The park covers 180 square kilometers and consists of over 40 Quaternary volcanoes with a number of lava landscapes and up-to 30 volcanic caves.

China's southernmost Hainan Province opened the island's first national geological park at the Rock Hill Volcano on Saturday. Located 15 kilometers to the southwest of Haikou, the capital of Hainan, Rock Hill Volcano is one of the dormant volcano clusters erupting about 10,000 years ago, which is rare in China, insiders said.

Rock Hill Volcano possesses more than 40 volcanoes of different sorts and over 30 lava tunnels, storing abundant high quality mineral water and thermal spring resources.Tropical primeval forests can still be seen in the park while utensils made of basalt and some ancient houses are also available to the visitors. An official with the park said the Ministry of Land and Resources approved to build a national geological park in this area because the variety of volcano species have already made Rock Hill Volcano an important geological site of China.

The park was awarded Geopark status by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Today, the park has the volcano cultural garden, ecological garden, the green corridor, and the crater's garden, attracting visitors from both home and abroad. You can also enjoy the rustic flavor of the local people, try the country house food, and purchase the local handiworks too.

Quick Facts on Rock Hill Volcano 

• Name: Rock Hill Volcano
• Location: 15Km from Haikou Downtown
• Best Time to Visit: October to Next May
• Recommended Time for a Visit: 2 Hours
• Opening Hours: 08:00-18:00
• Admission Fee: CNY 25

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