Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikivoyage or other free sources online. Hainan is an island province, the southernmost part of China, just across the Gulf of Tonkin from Vietnam. "Hainan" literally means "South of the Ocean." Hainan is in many ways more like Indochina than the polluted skies, freezing winters and two billion elbows that are often hard to escape on the mainland. And as a traveler, it s hard not to appreciate that this is one of the few places where you can engage with Chinese unashamedly kicking back and having a good time. Of course, it s not all falling coconuts and tanning oil, and the more adventurous will find their trip much enhanced by a little exploration into the central highlands, which have moderate temperatures, thick canopies of forest. This book offers information on Hainan province in Southeast China.