The End of the Earth ('Tian Ya Hai Jiao’) means "the end of the sky and the corner of the sea" in Chinese. The reason this name was given is that this place was the farthest place ancient Chinese people could reach, so it was considered as the end of the sky and the corner of the sea. By the large beach inside The End of the Earth Scenic Area, there are a lot of wonderful rocks in a variety of strange shapes. They are carved with words and names. Among them, there are two rocks which is carved with Chinese characters “天涯” and “海角” respectively. There two rocks are regarded as the symbol of love and one of the most famous landmarks of Sanya city.
There is a romantic Romeo and Juliet story about these two rocks. In ancient times, two young lovers, who came from two families with feud, eloped when their parents and extended families disapproved of their marriage. Unfortunately, when they arrived in Hainan, agents, sent by their parents, were also there. They had no escape, facing the sea in front of them. And then to show their love to each other, they held each other and jumped into the sea together. Suddenly, there was a thunderstorm. They were hit by lightning and changed into two huge rocks, with the agents turned into many smaller stones around. Now people regard these two rocks as the symbol of eternal and faithful love. Because of this beautiful and romantic story, many young lovers choose this place for their wedding ceremony.
It is about twenty three kilometers from Sanya downtown, is a somber-looking beach with clear water, coconut palms and grotesque rocks. This spot is hugely popular with Chinese tourists who flock here to be photographed in front of the huge rock marking the special meaning. It is too famous to miss if you come to visit Hainan Island. Since ancient times, there has been many love poetry and stories regarding to the two rocks which are carved with Chinese words “天涯” and “海角”. As a symbol of love, the two rocks imply that now matter how far it is, I will accompany you to the ends of the earth. Except for the beautiful scenery, there are a lot of entertainment activities for you to join in.
【Chinese name】: 天涯海角
【Best time to visit】: September to April next year
【How to get there】: one can take Tourist Express Bus or Public Bus or taxi to get to The End of the Earth Scenic Area. As this scenic area is a little big large, there is shuttle buses inside it. You may choose to take it when you are touring there.