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Facts

Hainan Province is the second largest island in China, the country's most southern province and China's largest Special Economic Zone.

Capital City

Haikou

Location

Hainan Province is made up of tropical islands including Hainan Island located in the South China Sea south of Guangdong Province at about the same latitude as Hawaii.

Population

7.8 million

Area

34,000 sq km

Coastline

1,580 km

Climate

Hainan Province enjoys a monsoon tropical marine climate. Annual average temperatures range between 22°C and 26°C and annual rainfall between 1,500mm and 2,000mm. An average of about 12 hours per day have daylight and more than 300 days of a year, on average, are sunny.

 Jan FebMarApr
MayJun Jul
AugSepOct
Nov Dec
Haikou17.2 18.2
21.6
24.9 27.4
28.1
28.4
27.7
26.8
24.8
 21.818.7
Sanya
20.9
21.9
24.1
26.4
28.2
28.5
28.4
27.9
27.2
25.9
24.0
22.0

Topography

Hainan Island is mountainous at its centre (Wuzhi is 1,867 m and Limu is 1,412 m) and features extensive forest in addition to natural beaches along much of its coastline.

China Visa

Visitors from countries and regions with diplomatic or official relations with China who wish to stay within Hainan Province for 15 days on business or pleasure can obtain a travel visa upon arrival at the ports of Haikou and Sanya. Visitors wishing to stay more than 15 days can apply for an extension to their visa with appropriate reasons supplied to authorities.

In addition, according to the relevant regulations, the travelers are allowed to stay Hainan within 15 days without China Visa, if they have organized group tour in Hainan Island by the certified travel agencies, and are from these 21 countries, i.e., Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Korea, Philippines, Indonesia, Germany, England, France, Australia, Italy, Russia, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Holland, America, Canada, Austria and New Zealand.

Residents of Hong Kong and Macau and overseas Chinese can enter Hainan Province using their Chinese passport or other certified travel documents. Residents of Taiwan can apply for a special single-entry travel certificate at the ports of Haikou or Sanya.

China Customs

Visitors entering Hainan Province must declare goods to Customs and produce proper certification for each individual item declared. All items listed in a declaration must have correct details such as quantity, weight, value and purpose. For more information on China Customs requirements, please telephone +0898-851-6888.

China Currency

Most currencies can be exchanged for Chinese Renminbi (or Yuan) at any branches of Bank of China and most hotels. The Renminbi is available in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 5, 2 and 1 notes.

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