L ocated in the southernmost of China, Hainan Province is China’s second largest island, only secondary to Taiwan, facing Guangdong Province across the Qiongzhou Strait in the north, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam across Beibu Gulf in the west, Taiwan Province across the South China Sea in the east, and the Philippines, Brunei and Malaysia across the South China Sea in the southeast and south. In 1988, Hainan became China’s fifth special economic zone, covering the reefs and waters of Hainan Island, Xisha Islands, Zhongsha Islands and Nansha Islands. Located at the northern edge of tropical zone, and boasting a tropical monsoon climate, Hainan is known as the “big natural greenhouse”, characterized by long summer, sufficient light and heat, and huge photosynthetic potential. Free from winter’s cold, and enjoying numerous evergreen plants and fresh air, Hainan is not only “an ideal destination to return to nature, and an unspoiled island of longevity”, but also a swimming resort in winter and a paradise of tourism and shopping. Hainan is also rich in unique tourism resources, mainly including: 1. Coastal landscape: 50% to 60% of 1,528 km-long coastlines are sandy beaches with a width of several hundred to several thousand meters, a gradually extending sea-surface slope of 5 degrees, and there are calm and clear water in most places, soft white sand and green trees on the shore, fresh air and mild seawater with the temperature ranging from 18℃ to 30℃, sufficient and bright sunshine. Here visitors can plunge themselves into bathing, sunbathing, sand bathing and breeze bathing at anytime around the year. 2. Mountains and tropical primitive forests: On the Hainan Island, there are 81 rolling, strange and breath-taking peaks with an elevation exceeding 1000 m above sea level, including Wuzhi Mountain (Five Finger Mountain) with its jagged top in the finger-like shape, and magnificent Yingge Mountain.