Sanya Attractions - Things to Do
Top Things to Do
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.
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.
Nanshan Culture Tourism Zone
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!