Hainan island and province is in the South China Sea. The province, created in 1988, is coextensive with Hainan Island; Haikou is its capital, largest city, and major port. Sanya, near the island’s southern tip, is the second largest city. The second largest island off the China coast. The year-round growing season and monsoon climate favor the cultivation of rice, coconuts, palm oil, sisal, tropical fruit, coffee, tea, and sugarcane; the island also produces most of China’s rubber.
Hainan attracts visitors from China and beyond, especially to its southern beaches around Sanya. The major scenic spots include Wugong Temple and Hai Rui’s Tomb in Haikou; The Remostest Corners of the earth Scenic Spot, Luhuitou Park and Wuzhi Mountain in Sanya