What to see in Sanya from attractions

Sanya is a tropical resort of China on the coast of Hainan Island, which became a popular tourist area in the late 90s. True, Mostly resort is popular with the Chinese and, in my opinion, not at all imprisoned for foreigners. I was surprised that even at the airport don’t speak English, not to mention hotels, shops and others institutions. The same lettering is all in Chinese. So the resort is on lover. However, there are in Sanya Dadunhai, the most favored Years Russian, so there and the inscriptions in Russian, there are Chinese Russian speaking. But not massively, of course.

We lived 3 months in the city of Lingshui, and drove from it to Sanya (stayed at this hotel), there is close, only 25 minutes to electric train

The content of the article

  • 1 Buddhist temple complex Nanshan
  • 2 Ancient city Yachen
  • 3 Taoist Park Celestial caves
  • 4 Beach Jade Belt
  • 5 Great Barrier Reef
  • 6 Sunken villages of Haikou
  • 7 Nanwan Monkey Island
  • 8 Mount Wuchishan
  • 9 Bay Yalunvan
  • 10 Xinglong Botanical Garden

Buddhist temple complex Nanshan

Known worldwide due to the huge statue of the goddess Guanyin (108 meters high). The statue is poured from 140 kilograms of pure gold inlaid with diamonds, rubies, sapphires, jade and other precious stones. The entrance to the temple has the name “gate non-dualism “and symbolizes the last stage before achieving enlightenment. The path to the temple lies through the Merciful Park. Liberation, where the famous Giant Pitcher of Purity is located, collecting rainwater.

The Merciful Liberation Park itself is classical Chinese garden, divided by the lake into two shores: beautiful gazebos, well-groomed vegetation. Here is also alley with photos of the long-livers of Hainan Island (each of which are more than a hundred years old) and the famous Bell of the Pure Reason, which, according to legend, brings good luck and prosperity, if hit him three times.

The ancient city of Yachen

The city is located 45 kilometers west of Sanya and is historical monument. It is believed that the city appeared in times Xia dynasty reigns (1765 BC) and since then has been different extraordinary architecture. Tourists come here to admire the South Gate of Venmin and visit the Academy of Yachen, or Temple of Confucius. For a long time here was the most famous school. Confucianism on the island. In the western part is located The 15-meter tower built at the end of the 19th century. Tower often compared with the Leaning, because it also has a characteristic incline.

Daoist Park Celestial caves

The park was built in the 12th century, located at the foot of the Southern Mountain and is a national treasure of China. The park is also located Museum of Natural History and Natural History, the exposition of which reproduces the nature of these places 140 million years BC. The museum is protected by UNESCO and includes a huge collection ancient exhibits (pterosaur, dinosaur, ichthyosaur, chrysmatite with Wujishan mountains, etc.).

The unique tropical nature of the park is complemented by numerous grottoes. Lovers of vivid impressions pass through the small grottoes – go inside and exit from the back.

Beach Jade Belt

Entered in the Guinness Book of Records as the shortest band sushi separating the river and the sea. Located on the east coast near the town of Boao. The beach separates the sea directly from the three rivers: Wanquan, Jiuqu and Lungun. Jade Belt is famous for its purity sand, water clarity and the beauty of the landscape.

Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is another attraction in Sanya. It rises at an altitude of 380 meters above sea level. Reef entry paid From here there is an extraordinary view of the sea. At the foot Reef is a small restaurant where they cook a variety of dishes. national cuisine.

Haikou sunken villages

Sunken villages near Haikou are a magnet for tourists. In 1605 year on the island of Hanyan there was a strong earthquake, in which resulted in the sinking of more than 70 in the Dongzhai Bay area villages. Now this place has become a popular attraction. The water here is so clean and clear that 4 kilometers from the port you can see the sunken ruins. Diving lovers can scrutinize the remains of the houses, the arch, the stone bridges and temples.

Nanwan Monkey Island

Nanwan Monkey Island is a macaque tropical reserve which, by the way, in China are protected by law. Here on an area of ​​1000 more than 2,000 monkeys live in natural habitat, and running monkey circus. Also here is the longest in China transoceanic cable road (length 2138 m.). Get there on the island can be on the ferry or on the funicular (for this very cable).

Mount Wujishan

Mount Wuchishan (Five Fingers). The highest mountain on the island (1876 meters above sea level). In addition, the mountain is extraordinary picturesque: more than 150 species of orchids grow here. Two fingers” This mountain (peaks) are interconnected by a bridge. Locals they call it the “bridge of the fairies” – there is always fog, drizzle and clouds. And the three-tier Taipinshan waterfall is notable for its beauty, falling from a mountain lake.

Gulf Yalunvan

At 25 kilometers east of Sanya is Yaluvan Bay. It is called the tourist “Mecca” of Hanyang. Here are located beaches, palm trees, five-star hotels, restaurants, bars, places of entertainment for every taste, yacht clubs, playgrounds for golf, all kinds of sea sports and entertainment. Coastline bay stretches for 7 km. Here come the lovers of calm, civilized recreation. The main attractions of the bay – Tropical Seashell Museum and the Valley of the Butterflies.

Xinglong Botanical Garden

Xinglong Botanical Garden is one of the most beautiful and largest Botanical Gardens of China. Located near the same radon sources between the cities of Haikou and Sanya. This is very well-kept authentic botanical garden of 38 hectares, with the widely represented local tropical flora and fauna. In the garden there is a lake on which you can swim in a boat, as well as here available for rent diving equipment. Besides, in Sinlune has cafes and shops where you can try lots of varieties of tea and coffee, including exclusive “Coffee Xinglong” and “Vanilla Green Tea”.

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