Hainan GuideHainan is an island province, the southernmost part of China, just across the Gulf of Tonkin from Vietnam. "Hainan" literally means "South of the Ocean." Back in the Qing Dynasty, Hainan was considered a backwater and used as a place of exile for failed officials. HotelsFind hotels in Haikou, Wenchang and more.
Popular in HainanSanyaSanya is on the southernmost point of China, at the tip of Hainan island. Billed as "China's Hawaii", Sanya has 20km long stretches of beach. HaikouHaikou is the provincial capital of Hainan Province in southern China and is at the north end of the Hainan island. WenchangWenchang is on the Northeast coast of Hainan Province in southern China. Wenchang has been the cultural center of Hainan for centuries and the Wenchang accent is considered the standard variant of Hainanese.
In HainanWuzhishanWuzhishan is a city in Hainan's central highlands. It is a scenic town with very few tourists, lively markets and exceedingly cheap food. Bo'aoBo'ao is a town on the east coast of Hainan in China. Boao, the seat of the Boao Forum for Asia, has its share of luxury hotels. BaotingBaoting is a small city in the hills of Hainan Province in China. Baoting used to be the island's second largest city, but is now being surpassed by nearby Sanya. Yalong BayYalong Bay is a resort half an hour outside Sanya in China's Hainan Province. There are many luxury hotel-resorts in the area, including a Hilton, Marriot and Sheraton.
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