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Yanoda Rainforest Cultural Tourism Zone

Yanoda Rainforest Cultural Tourism Zone, which lies at 18°N in Sanya, Hannan Island, yields tropical landscapes and fruits. Characterized by tropical rain forests, serene valleys, waterfalls and springs, and herbal SPA, it is an ideal place to escape to. It is a summer resort that makes one pleasantly cool. Yanoda Rainforest is where visitors breathe fresh air, go camping and stream trekking, and experience local Li Nation hospitality. Its name “Yanoda”, which means “one, two, three” in local dialect but means “Hello” locally, evokes an imagery of a beautiful place populated by happy and friendly people.

In 18 square miles (45 square kilometers), the tourism zone consists of Dream Valley and Rainforest Valley.

 

Dream Valley

Take the shuttle bus and about ten minutes later you will arrive at Dream Valley, a world of waterfalls of which Yingbin Waterfall, Tianmen Waterfall, and Lian’en Waterfall are the largest. It has unique geographical structure, abundant medicinal materials and rocks arranged in different shapes. Treading on the flagstone road, among waterfalls pouring down and eyeful picturesque landscapes, visitors are given a treat.

With interesting sports activities, Dream Valley allows for group participation. If you come with a bunch of strong and energetic friends, Stream Trekking is a good choice. Put on straw sandals and helmet then you can get started. It is a challenging activity that consists of crawling under a net without wetting clothing, walking on a net over the water, walking on the balance beam and climbing against pouring waterfall. It calls for not only strength and courage but also teamwork and cooperation, which makes the excursion to Yanoda Rainforest Cultural Tourism Zone worthwhile.

 

Rainforest Valley

There is no doubt that in Rainforest Valley you will see rain forest plants such as towering banyans, big Lingzhi mushrooms, upas trees, and sugar palms. With a profusion of trees blotting out sky and sunshine, Rainforest Valley is a natural oxygen bar. There are so many attractions that your trip is well worthwhile. Chinese Rock is a rock with the pattern of Chinese land mass on it. What astonishes tourists is that the pattern is formed by nature over the years. Tong Pavilion is surrounded by Ormosia Hosiei whose fruits symbolize missing the one you love. Over thirty kinds of orchids are identifiable in Orchid Pavilion. And Waailu Sea Watching Platform commands a great view of the surging sea stretching as far as eye can see.

If time permits, you can camp in Rainforest Valley, where evening barbecue and folk dancing are regular. Early risers will spot the sun as it rises. Computer game lovers can play real CS in the rain forest in combat fatigues. And adventurous visitors simply have to try Rainforest Zip-line, which is 745 yards (680m) long from Sightseeing Stand to Tong Pavilion. During two-minute breathtaking soaring one gets a bird’s view of the splendid rain forest.

Apart from these stunning natural landscapes and thrilling outdoor activities, there are orchards with almost every kind of tropical fruit you desire, an aquarium of colorful fishes, and stage performances of the Li Nation’s fork arts.

 

Transportation

Yanoda Rainforest is located at Baoting County in Sanya, Hainan Province, about 22 miles (35km) away from downtown Sanya, and 32 miles (52km) from Sanya Fenghuang Airport.

1. From Sanya Coach Station, take a bus bound for Baoting or Wuzhishan, and get off at the intermediate stop, Sandao Nongchang Lukou. The bus departs every 30 minutes and costs CNY13.

2. There are four special bus lines from downtown Sanya and hotels in major tourist attractions. A round trip costs CNY 36 per person and reservation is needed minimum one day in advance. You can ask hotel staff to book seats for you by calling 400 0463 888.
Departure Place Departure Time Reture Time
Line A Pearl Square 8:00 15:30
Line B Sunshine Resort Intime Hotel in Dadonghai 8:30 15:30
Line C Sanya Bay area from Narada Hotel to Haiyue Square (Golden Pheonix Seaview Hotel) 8:00 15:30
Line D Yalong Bay area from Cactus Resort Sanya by Gloria to The St. Regis Sanya Yalong Bay Resort 9:00 16:00

3. A taxi to Yanoda costs CNY 130 from downtown Sanya and CNY 150 from Fenghuang Airport.

 
Admission Fees CNY165 (125 for entrance, and 40 for shuttle bus)
Children below 3.9 feet (1.2m) can enter for free.
Children of 3.9 feet to 4.9 feet (1.2 - 1.5m) can buy discount ticket which costs CNY103 (63 for entrance and 40 for shuttle bus).
Special Activities Field CS Play: CNY80
Stream Trekking: CNY100
Rainforest Zip-line: CNY100
Camping Combo Ticket CNY360 for adults and CNY260 for children below 4.9 feet (1.5m). It includes an entrance ticket, a shuttle bus ticket, and fees for Stream Trekking, Rainforest Camping, barbecue and breakfast.
Opening Hours 07:30-18:00