Luhuitou Park provides you a picturesque view of Sanya. It is located about in the Luhuitou Peninsula, 5 kilometers south of Sanya downtown. The Luhuitou Peninsula, where you can enjoy seeing all kinds of tropical fish and corals, is at the foot of the Luhuitou Mountain. The top of Luhuitou Mountain is the perfect site to catch an overall view of the nearby ocean, and a perfect site to watch sunrise and sunset. As the only mountain-top park in Sanya, it is also the only beautiful place to overlook the panoramic view of sanya, especially in the evening. The vast sea and the natural scenery make it as a perfect resort for your holiday.
Some one may feel strange about the name of this park Luhuitou, which means a deer turning its head back, can be traced back to a moving love story. A long time ago, a tyrant ruler wanted a pair of hairy deer horns, so he forced a young man of the Li ethnicity named Ahei to hunt for deer on the mountains. Once, when Ahei was hunting, he saw a beautiful spotted deer chased by a panther. He shot the panther with his arrow and chased after the deer for nine days and nine nights. They finally arrived at the Coral Cliff of Sanya after passing 99 hills. The deer was trapped and can only jump into the sea to escape from Ahei. When Ahei prepared to shoot the deer, the deer suddenly transformed into a beautiful girl. Ahei and the girl fell in love and married. Then the girl gathered her brothers to defeat the tyrant and lived out her life on the cliff. After much hard work, they built the Coral Cliff into a beautiful and thriving farm. From then on, this hill was called Luhuitou. Today, there is a charming park on the top of the Luhuitou along with a huge sculpture about 9 meters long, 4.9 meters wide and 12 meters high, which was built to honor the moving scene of the romantic love story. The city is also nicknamed "Deer City".
From the hill, you can see an excellent panoramic view of the vast sea, the rolling mountains and downtown Sanya. Inside the Park, there are winding paths, Halley's Comet observation station, white wave-listening pavilion, red Guanghai kiosk, and the lover's island, Monkey Mountain, Deer House, Hut of Li People, Turtle's Heaven and the Immortal Pond. You can also try the red coconut, a special kind of coconut, which this area is famous for.
【Chinese name】: 鹿回头公园
【Best time to visit】: from November to March next year. Although it is winter time in China, but as the climate in Sanya belongs tropical climate, the weather is warm here, with less rainy days or storms compared to other time period in Sanyan. As the only hilltop park in Sanya, it is perfect place to have a bird-view of Sanya city, especially at night when all the lights are on.
【How to get to Luhuitou Park in Sanya】: You may take Public Bus Route No.3 or 22 to get there. Or taking a taxi is the most convenient way. It costs about RMB 30 to go from Sanya downtown by taxi.