|Coconut trees beside the sea|
Riding the longest oversea ropeway, which is 2,138 meters (7,014 feet) long at the speed of 6 meters (6.6 yards) per second, you will be delighted to find that you have a wonderful view of the ocean, the neatly placed fishing rafts by the bank and the thick chains of mountains on the island with the birds gently singing and the monkeys' shouts reverberating around your ears. Soon the mythical Monkey Island unfolds his arms in front of you.
Passing through a vegetation corridor, you will be amazed to find seven or eight macaques standing in a line along the path holding triangular flags or saluting to welcome their honored guests. Some naughty ones are wandering with their flags in their hands, and even some are imitating their visitors' odd ways of walking. How funny they are! Walking and laughing, you will see young monkeys chase and fight with each other, and a stout one jump into a pond from quite a tall tree with an excellent 360-degree turn in the air. What perfect spray he has made that only a master sportsman could make! Not only is their jumping skill masterful, but also their swimming technique is quite superb. In the pond, some of them dive, some swim freestyle, and even some do the breaststroke. While watching, you will be amused and amazed, and you won't be able to help yourself applauding and clapping for them. In addition, you will enjoy yourself with the displays given by the monkeys in the circus performances. If you wish, you can take photos with these cute monkeys and play with them. However, one must remember not to wear red clothes in order to avoid the naughty monkeys who might be annoyed with you, and be careful when feeding them.
After admiring the wonderful vistas of the Monkey Island, you can reward yourself with a special seafood meal on the fishing rafts that is known as 'the street on the sea'. Not only the delicious food but also the excellent service given by the local Hainan fishermen will leave you with an unforgettable impression.
Put the Monkey Island on your itinerary, and you will be rewarded with a lot of fun and pleasure. More than 1,500 monkeys are waiting to welcome you at any time.
Take Inter-city Bus Line 2 from Sanya Railway Station to Nanwan Houdao (Monkey Island) station.
How to get to Monkey Island
|Entrance Fee||CNY 160 including the round-trip ropeway or boat.|