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Sanya Attractions

Tianya Haijiao
Tianya Haijiao
The view of bright sunshine, blue water and wide beaches at Sanya, the southernmost tip of Hainan Province, attracts many regular visitors from both home and abroad year upon year. It is said that Sanya has the most well-preserved and beautiful beaches in all of China. All of the local destinations are linked to water, hence it attains its reputation as being the 'oriental Hawaii'. Now, this city is well known and admired as a famous coastal tourist city, with a favorable climate that includes good sunshine, seawater, beaches, green vegetation and pure air.

 Tianya Haijiao
 Asian Dragon Bay
 Wuzhizhou Island
 Nanshan Temple

Tianya Haijiao (literally 'edge of the sky, rim of the sea'), which is 24 kilometers (about 15 miles) away from the downtown center, just as its name means that it will take you to the end of heaven and earth. Ancient history recalls a beautiful love story that relates to this particular beauty spot that is enhanced by a blue sky and pure, clear seawater of Tianya Haijiao. There are three famous huge rocks here that attract lots of visitors, and many who take photos in front of them, as the Chinese characters of Tianya, Haijiao and Nantian Yizhu are respectively engraved on them.

This place has never run short of beautiful bays for visitors to enjoy. The Asian Dragon Bay (Yalong Wan), Dadonghai and Sanya Bay are the top three holiday resorts there. According to their quite different natural beauties and appearance, the Asian Dragon Bay is praised to be a virgin and the Dadonghai represents an elegant lady and Sanya Bay is regarded to be an unadorned fisherman's daughter. You can definitely go to any of them to enjoy your holiday.
 
Asian Dragon Bay
Asian Dragon Bay
 
Enjoy the sunshine
Enjoy the sunshine
Besides the above three bays, there is also Wuzhizhou Island, which is in Haitang Bay, north of the city area, attracting lots of the medium and high-end tourists every year. A gorgeous natural landscape, combined with various tourist facilities and well-developed entertaining events on the island support visitors and provide a paradise destination, just perfect for spending holidays at. Currently, there is no direct bus route, so initially you need to take a taxi to Wuzhizhou Island Wharf, the fare is CNY 50 for a one-way trip and CNY 150 to CNY 200 for a round trip. Secondly, the ferries between Wuzhizhou Island Wharf and Wuzhizhou Island will take you there. From 7:40 am to 4:00 pm, there are ferries departing to the island every 20 minutes with the last returning ferry departing at 6:00 pm.

The Nanshan Temple in Nanshan Culture Tourism Zone is located 40 kilometers (about 25 miles) away from the west of city, and is certainly worth visiting. It is the most famous Buddhist temple in Hainan Province, and faces the South Sea and is encircled by mountains on both its sides. There are several ways to guide you to the temple, but the most convenient route is to take the buses that can reach there directly via the Jiefang Second Road in the city. The entrance fee is CNY150 per person.

 Dadonghai 
 Luhuitou Peninsula
 Monkey Island
 Nanshan Culture Tourism Zone
 Sanya Bay
 Taoist Fairyland Park

There are also some additional destinations there that eagerly await your visit. For example, the Luhuitou Park which is located in the Luhuitou Peninsula of Sanya is noted for its beautiful legend. And the Monkey Island is the only tropical island-type nature reserve for macaques. It also boasts many special scenic spots, such as a long oversea ropeway, unique rafts and a good sand beach.

Don't hesitate any longer, adding this city as your 'must visit' holiday destination, you can be assured of a very warm welcome and a great holiday!
 
On the seashore
On the seashore
 
Edge of the sky, rim of the sea
Edge of the sky, rim of the sea