Province:Hainan (Chinese:海南, Pinyin: Hǎinán))
Location :in the South China Sea, separated from Guangdong's Leizhou Peninsula to the north by a narrow strait
Overview:Hainan has an area of 33,920 square kilometers and is China's southernmost province.
Hainan is the smallest province of the China. Although the province comprises some two hundred islands scattered among three archipelagos off the southern coast, all but three percent of its land mass is on Hainan Island (Hainan Dao), from which the province takes its name.
Hainan is also the largest Special Economic Zone laid out by Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping in the late 1980s.
Hainan Island is located in the South China Sea, separated from Guangdong's Leizhou Peninsula to the north by a shallow and narrow strait. It has an area of 33,920 square kilometers and is China's southernmost province.
For centuries Hainan was part of Guangdong province, but in 1988 this resource-rich tropical island became a separate province. The capital is Haikou.
There are 8 major cities and 10 counties on Hainan and the Xisha Islands in the south of Sanya City.
The major cities of Hainan Island are (going clockwise): Haikou, Wenchang, Qionghai, Wanning, Wuzhishan (or five finger Mountain), Sanya, Dongfang, Danzhou.
Places to go in Hainan
Haikou is the capital of Hainan Province, it is also the largest city, situated in the north of the Hailand Island....more
Sanya is renowned for its tropical climate and has emerged as a popular tourist destination. In fact, it has the best beach in China....more