Hainan - Wikipedia
Hainan ( UK: / haɪˈnæn /, US: /- nɑːn /;  Chinese: 海南 ⓘ) is the southernmost province of the People's Republic of China (PRC), consisting of various islands in the South China Sea. Hainan Island, the largest and most populous island in China, [note 1] accounts for 97% of the province's area. The name means "south of the sea ...
Hainan | History, Climate, Population, & Facts | Britannica
Hainan is the southernmost province of China and is also the smallest in terms of land area. For centuries Hainan was part of Guangdong province, but in 1988 this resource-rich tropical region became a separate province. The capital is Haikou, on Hainan Island’s northern coast. Area (excluding disputed island areas) 13,200 square miles ...
Hainan island: Known as ‘China’s Hawaii,’ the vacation ... - CNN
Hainan’s economy is among the smallest of all Chinese regions and provinces, with its GDP ranking only above far-flung Ningxia, Qinghai and Tibet. Agriculture contributes the most to its economy.
Hainan Travel Guide: Tours, Famous Attractions, Cities, Map
The whole province occupies a land area of 35,000 square kilometers (13,510 square miles) and a sea area of 2,000,000 square kilometers (772,000 square miles). The main island, Hainan Island, which is shaped like a giant elliptical pear, is China's largest island after Taiwan. The capital Haikou City is situated in northern part of the island.
Hainan - Culture, Cuisine, Climate | Britannica
Hainan - Culture, Cuisine, Climate: Hainan has long been on the fringe of the Chinese cultural sphere. Traditionally, the island was a place of exile for criminals and disgraced officials. As a frontier region celebrated by such exiled poets as Su Shi (Su Dongpo), Hainan acquired an air of mystery and romance. The famous Dongpo Academy of Classical Learning (Dongpo Shuyuan)—located near the ...
THE 15 BEST Things to Do in Hainan - Tripadvisor
These rankings are informed by traveler reviews—we consider the quality, quantity, recency, consistency of reviews, and the number of page views over time. 1. Yalong Bay. 1,645. Bodies of Water • Beaches. By InnaYYZ. Beautiful beach. 2. Nanshan Temple.
Hainan - Chinese Province, Tropical Island, Maritime Silk Road
Hainan. Hainan - Chinese Province, Tropical Island, Maritime Silk Road: Hainan was formally incorporated into the Chinese empire in 110 bce, when the Han government established two prefectures, Zhuya and Dan’er, on the island. However, the indigenous Li peoples staged constant rebellions, and the Chinese withdrew in the 1st century bce.
Hainan travel - Lonely Planet | China, Asia
Hainan. China, Asia. China’s largest tropical island boasts all the balmy weather, coconut palms and gold-sand beaches you could ask for. Down at Sanya it’s see-and-be-seen on the boardwalks or escape altogether at some of Asia’s top luxury resorts. Thatched huts and banana pancakes haven’t popped up anywhere yet, but there’s a hint ...
Hainan summary | Britannica
Hainan , or Hai-nan, Province and island of China. Area: (excluding disputed island areas) 13,200 sq mi (34,300 sq km). Population: (2020) 10,081,232. Capital: Haikou. The province, which also includes several small islands near Hainan Island, is located in the South China Sea, separated from Guangdong province by a narrow strait.
Must-see attractions Hainan, China - Lonely Planet
Must-see attractions in Hainan. Photogenic Mei She was built out of the rough grey volcanic stone so prevalent in this part of Hainan. Wander the quiet back alleys and gawp at the castle…. The pedestrianised streets around Zhongshan Lu are a looking glass into Haikou’s French colonial past, with cobblestone blocks of porticoed row houses