Island is the second largest island in China, which is situated
on the Nanhai Sea (South China Sea) and facing Guangdong
Province across Qiongzhou Strait. Hainan Province, established
in 1988, consists of Hainan Island, Xisha Islands, Zhongsha Islands,
Nansha Islands and the vast sea areas around them. Area: about 340000
The interior of the Hainan
island is mountainous, rising to over 1800 metres.Tablelands, terraces
and plains, with an elevation of less than 100 metres above sea
level, occupy about 60% of its total area.
province has a tropic monsoon climate. It is hot and rainy. There
is no frost and snow all the year round. The annual mean temperature
up to 22-77° C and the annual precipitation is 1500-2600 mm.
Province possesses a favorable natural environment and is famous
for its bright and beautiful sunshine, vast blue sea, enchanting
beaches and fresh air. Sanya Tropical Beach Area is one of the national
major famous scenic areas. The main historic sites and scenic spots
include Wugong Shrine built in the Ming Dynasty, Hairui Tomb, Dongpo
Academy, Luhuitou(Deer Turning its Head), Dadonghai (Great East
Sea)Bathing Beach, Tianyahaijiao(the End of the Earth),Underwater
Village and Underwater Forest, etc.
province is the main tropical crop production base of China and
is abundant in rubber, cocoa, coconut, tropical fruits. The handicraft
articles, such as coconut carving, etc, are all famous.