Sanya Attractions - Things to Do

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.

Top Things to Do

 Tianya Haijiao
 Yalong Bay
 Sanya Bay
 Wuzhizhou Island
 Nanshan Temple

Tianya Haijiao (literally 'edge of the sky, rim of the sea'), which is 15 miles (about 24 kilometers) 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 Yalong Bay (Asian Dragon Bay), 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
Yalong Bay
Enjoy the sunshine
Enjoy the sunshine
Besides the above three bays, there is also Wuzhizhou Island, which is in Haitang Bay, north of Sanya City, 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. The island is readily accessible. Visitors can take bus 28 to Wuzhizhou Island Wharf, or take a taxi to get there.

The Nanshan Temple in Nanshan Culture Tourism Zone is located 25 miles (about 40 kilometers) 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.

Other Attractions

 Luhuitou Peninsula
 Monkey Island
 Nanshan Culture Tourism Zone
 Dongtian Park
 Boundary Island
 Binglanggu Li & Miao Cultural Heriatge Park
 Yanoda Rainforest Cultural Tourism Zone

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. In addition to these well-known attractions mentioned above, up-rising stars such as Binglanggu Li & Miao Cultural Heriatge Park and Yanoda Rainforest Cultural Tourism Zone will impress you with enchanting tropical natural landscapes, accompanied by the rich culture of local ethnic minorities. Don't hesitate any longer, add Sanya as your 'must visit' holiday destination, and 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

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