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Is Haikou Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Yes! Generally Safe to Drink*

LAST UPDATED: 12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Haikou?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

Tap Safe includes data from many publicly available sources, including the WHO (World Health Organization), CDC (Center for Disease Control), and user submitted databases, but unfortunately there's not enough data about Haikou.

To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for China, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.


A few years back, I had the pleasure of traveling to Haikou China, one of the most beautiful places in the world. The pristine waters of the Huangshan River attracted me like no other site in Asia. I stayed at a very luxurious hotel and spent a week exploring the various attractions there. One of the highlights of this trip was visiting the Tiger Leaping Gorge, where I got to witness an extraordinary range of aquatic animals like turtles, dolphins and porpoises. Needless to say, my experience there was life changing.

But even in places like this, you should not blindly believe everything you hear. Despite the great interest in foreign waters around the world, some areas are still dangerous for the health and safety of human beings. This is why I am very pleased to share this story with you. As a researcher and environmental consultant, I have been aware of the problems of tap water quality in some parts of the world for a long time. And it is sad to say that many

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.5 in USD (1.5-liter)


Haikou tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 35% Low
  • Water Pollution 45% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 65% High
  • Water Quality 55% Moderate

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Haikou, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

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Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

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