Qiongzhong is a county-level town just south of the Hainan Island capital, Haikou. It is accessed by the main S206 Expressway, just five kilometers from Haikou, and has an interesting old town at Qionghai.
Qiongzhong is, in fact, an autonomous county in Hainan and its 200,000-strong populace is mainly Li and Miao minorities. It is a laid back area and there are some interesting original houses to see in the Qionghai old town.
The Wanquan River provides a pleasant backdrop for Qiongzhong and there are many cheap hotels along Jinhe Road. Just out of town is the Baihuashan waterfall, which is worth a look if you have time on your hands.
The S206 Expressway provides access to Qiongzhong direct from Haikou within minutes. Meilan International Airport is the gateway to Hainan Island. It is southeast of town and receives flights from all over the region. Flight time from Beijing is around 4 hours, while ferries also serve Haikou.