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Hainan is the smallest province of the People's Republic of China (PRC). Although the province comprises some two hundred islands scattered among three archipelagos off the southern coast, all but three percent of its land mass is on Hainan Island (Hainan Dao), from which the province takes its name. To say "Hainan" in China usually refers to Hainan Island itself. It has a population density of about 8,000,000 people.

While in Hainan i spent all of my time in Sanya at the southern end of the island. i came here to see the ends of the earth. a rocky area at the southernmost part of the island. It was here that the Chinese used to believe was the literally the ends of the earth the sky and the heavens. The local Chinese call it Tianya Haijiao, literally meaning Edges of the heaven, corners of the sea. This is a popular resort for newly weds because of a famous poem carved into one of the rocks "I will follow you to Tian-Ya-Hai-Jiao" which means they will follow each other to the ends of the earth and never be separated.

There were a lot of american tourists, probably for the same reasons i am here.

Posted by Danieru 08:04 Archived in China Tagged air_travel

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