|1. Taiwan Island (Main Island). Situated in China's southeastern waters, Taiwan Main Island faces the Pacific to the east, and the Taiwan Strait to the west. It is an important transportation hub for China, connecting it to other countries in the Pacific region. Covering an area of 35,780 square kilometers, the island features karst land formations and marine-abrasion topography, which have both endowed the island with mountains, waters, volcanoes, hot springs and dense forests. It is the best island destination for travelling in China. (Source: China.org.cn)|
The year 2013 marks China's Year of Marine Tourism. A ranking of the country's most beautiful islands was released by the World Heritage Institute and the Asia-Pacific Environmental Protection Association (APEPA).
Over 100 islands on the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, including the Diaoyu Islands, Huangyan Islands and Xisha Islands, appear on this list.
The following are the top ten most beautiful islands in China.