Sanya Travel Guide

Sanya Travel Guide

Sanya Map Sanya is situated on the southernmost tip of Hainan Province. The location between 180°9′ and 18°37′ latitude gives it the tropical monsoon climate. Covering an area of 1919.58 square kilometers (about 741 square miles) with 209.1 kilometers (about 130 miles) long coastline, this coastal city has many natural advantages. Possessing a number of excellent harbors, Sanya is an important port for import and export of trade with foreign countries. Therefore, it is also named the 'South Gate of China' to stress its importance while it plays a vital role in the life of the southern part of China in areas of the economy and politics to transportation.

Citizen from 59 qualifying nations is exempted from Chinese visa if he or she is received by a travel agencies in Hainan Province and has 30 days visa-free entry to Hainan.

For most travelers, Sanya is a noted tourist resort with mountains, rivers and the best seaview. The favorable climate is hot in summer but warm in the three other seasons so attracting large numbers of followers from both home and abroad every year. The whole city is related to the sea.  Here you can enjoy a unique tropical oceanic landscape that is totally different from the other provinces of China. Sanya BayDadonghai, Haitang Bay and Yalong Bay all golden seaboards of Sanya, are some of the first choices for visitors to spend their holidays. Instead of a busy and exhausting journey, you can relax totally here by strolling along the beaches and breathing the fresh air. If you are an enthusiast of exciting water activities, Wuzhizhou Island is your place to challenge the mysterious and changing sea. Additionally more than 20 ethnic groups including Han, Li, Miao, Hui inhabit there becoming a wonderful place to appreciate the various cultures of China. In Binglanggu Li & Miao Cultural Heritage Park and Yanoda Rainforest Cultural Tourism Zone, you can fully experience local ethnic customs.

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Along with the developing economy of this region, this wonderful city has become much easier for visitors to reach where domestic and international flights can take you in the shortest time. A journey by train and ship will take you a little more time but give you more opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty around you.

 See also
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 See also: Best Time to Visit Sanya

Sanya Travel Tips

Tasting the local dishes is a must on your journey. Sanya never shirks in its efforts to entertain its guests with a variety of seafood and delicious tropical fruits all the year round. Both of the star-rated hotels and a number of roadside booths serve the freshest seafood. Shopping is also a must on your journey, so don't forget to choose some sea products and beautiful decorations for you or your friends and relatives back home. With good quality, star-rated hotels and reasonable hostels distributed everywhere in the city and waiting for you, there is no need to worry about accommodation.

 Further Reading:
Top 10 China Destinations for First Time Travelers

- Last modified on Mar. 06, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Sanya Travel
Asked by Celedonia B. Muyrong from PHILIPPINES | Jan. 08, 2020 21:30Reply
Filipino husband & wife for a 5 days vacation in Sanya
Hi! My husband and I are both Filipino citizen from the Philippines. We want to have a vacation in Anantara Vacation Club (we are club points owner) located at Sanya; do we need to produce VISA? we will just stay 4-5 days vacation. Hope to have an answer. Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Mia from THAILAND | Jan. 09, 2020 18:25

If you want to apply for Visa on Arrival at Sanya airport, you need to show passports with proof that you have been issued a Chinese visa before.
Asked by Mike from NETHERLANDS | Jan. 07, 2020 00:03Reply
The netherlands Passport holder vacation in Hong Kong
Hi, we are planning to visit Hainan. Do we need a travelagent to get a VOA if we start from Hong Kong?
Flight schedule > The netherlands to Hong Kong > 14 days later from Hong Kong to Hainan. > 7 days later from Hainan back to Hong Kong.

Answers (1)
Answered by Kathy from NEW ZEALAND | Jan. 07, 2020 19:16

Yes, you need to be received by a local travel agent to enjoy Hainan 30-day visa free.
Asked by Willie Best from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 05, 2020 22:31Reply
Australia to Sanya via Hong Kong & return
Hi, If I fly ex Australia via Hong Kong to Sanya & return the same way,I have a booking at a hotel, what visa is applicable without a travel agency in China being involved?
Can I get a 30 day free visa on arrival?
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Answered by Elva from NEW ZEALAND | Jan. 06, 2020 18:57

No, you can't get 30 days visa-free entry. You need to apply for a tourist visa.
Asked by Ann from MALAYSIA. | Aug. 07, 2019 01:41Reply
I plan to travel to Santa and Hailey o. 11/9/ the weather favourable. Any rain
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Answered by David from CANADA | Aug. 07, 2019 18:35

Do you refer to Sanya and Haikou? And you mean September or November?
Asked by Ying from SWEDEN | Jul. 29, 2019 15:57Reply
Do I need visa if I travel from Europe through shanghai/Beijing to Santa?
I will see totally stay only 10 days.
Answers (1)
Answered by Lily from UNITED KINGDOM | Jul. 29, 2019 23:00

Do you refer to Sanya? If yes, you need to join in a tour group, then you are eligible for the visa free policy.
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