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Best Places to visit in Sanya

What are the Best Places to Visit in Sanya, this well-known seaside holiday resort? Known as “the Oriental Hawaii”, Sanya enjoys superb marine and natural resources. Where to visit in Sanya? Travel with us, you can go diving, swimming or even water skiing, as well as enjoying a stroll along the soft white sandy beach, etc. There are more to explore, for its natural beauty and cultural innovation.

Yalong Bay

Known as “the Oriental Hawaii”, Sanya has the most beauty beach of China – Yalong Bay, which stretches 7.5 km, is a crescent-shaped soft sandy beach with gentle and broad slope. Situated about 25 km southeast of Sanya City, Yalong Bay National Resort is Sanya’s premier destination for fun and recreation.


Vast shallow-sea area embraces this beach with pure clean water and calm waves, made this beach the most popular attraction and also the best water sport site for swimming, diving and water skiing, etc. Moreover, along the coastline grow multitudinous strange flowers and grasses and primitive tropical vegetation while several vacation hotels are scattered in the area, which shines like a radiant pearl along Yalong Bay.

Dadonghai Beach

Situated about 3 km from the center of the city and just off the main road, Dadonghai Beach is one of Sanya's cleanest beaches. The beach close proximity to the city means that it can get very busy here but this remains a pleasant and convenient spot to kick off your shoes, soak up the rays and swim in the sea.


Like most of the beaches around Sanya, this is a truly tropical beach with 3 km of white sand curving round a crescent shaped bay, warm blue seas and palm trees. Facilities here are good too. Water sports are popular and there are numerous small restaurants and bars serving up tasty snacks and drinks. It is particularly pleasant here in the evenings, when the sun sets and the crowds disperse.

Wuzhizhou Island

Wuzhizhou Island with abundant vegetation resources and flash water resource, is only 30km away from Sanya. Except for the beautiful tropical landscape, the exciting aquatic sports are another choice to experience this island.


The island is 2,500 meters from east to west and 1,100 meters from south to north. The highest cliff in its eastern and southern part is 79.9 meters above the sea level, while its western and northern sections are flat covered with the snowy beach. There are more than 2,000 varieties of plants on the island. The sea area around the island, especially in the south, teems with intact corals.

Nanshan Temple

Sanya is not only renowned for its incomparable, it is also a place with profound historical accumulation. Located 40km to the west part of Sanya, grand Nanshan Temple is home of the world tallest "Guanyin", the goddess of infinite compassion and mercy in Buddhism.



The grandiose statue of Buddasava stands tall at a height of 108 meters overlooking the waters of the South China Sea in front of Nanshan Mountain, which took a total of 6 years to construct. The Nanshan Mountain is also believed to be the auspicious mountain of longevity in Chinese mythology. Take this opportunity to visit the tallest 'Guanyin' in the world here at Sanya


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