Qinghai is a province in northwest China with an average altitude of over 3, 000 meters, and most of the areas are high mountains and plateaus. Qinghai Province is named after Qinghai Lake, the largest saltwater lake in China. Known as “the most beautiful lake in China”, Qinghai Lake is one of the most popular tourist attractions and a paradise for photographers and artists.
Qinghai has magnificent mountains, vast territory and abundant resources. The abundant reserves in oil and natural gas have greatly promoted the economic development of many cities in the province. Moreover, Qinghai is especially famous for its rich water resources, which is the birthplace of the Yangtze River, the Yellow River and the Lancang River, the three major rivers in China, and plays an important role in China’s water ecology.
Yunnan is a province located in southwest of China, with an average elevation of 1,500 meters above sea level. Yunnan has a long history, beautiful scenery and a pleasant climate. With its superior ecological environment and diverse living species, Yunnan is praised as the paradise of wildlife. In addition, there are a variety of mineral resources and sufficient water resources in Yunnan, which provide favorable conditions for the sustainable economic development of the whole province. Yunnan is home to 25 ethnic minorities, most of whom have their own language customs and religions. Owing to the unique natural scenery and rich ethnic culture, Yunnan becomes one of the most popular tourist destinations in China, attracting a large number of tourists from home and abroad every year.
Hainan, the second in size island after Taiwan, is situated in the most south part of China as a province, which is praised as China’s garden of seasons and holiday paradise for the reason of its lovely scenery, hospitable climate, exuberant sunshine, various creatures, intensive hot springs, crystal water and most beaches optimal for swimming and sunbathing almost throughout the year. Thus it captivates a substantial number of tourists at home and abroad annually. Since being provinciated in 1988, the tourism, service and high-tech industries of Hainan have been accelerating, making it the only special economic zone at provincial level in China. Under the vigorous backup of the central government and the people of China, Hainan will be built into China’s largest pilot free trade zone.