The whole of Sanya is related to the sea.
Situated on the southern tip of Hainan Province, Sanya was named ''The South Gate of China'' for its numerous harbors, excellent for trade and foreign exchanges. Its seaside location makes Sanya a transportation hub of southern China and plays crucial role for the Chinese economy.
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You can find Sanya at the southern end of an area covering 1919sqkm with about 130 miles of coastline. This has drawn many foreign travelers, especially the Russian and English to the area and Sanya capitalized on this interest as good business too. Today tourism makes up a fair a share of the city's income and Sanya was established as a popular tourist destination with the first international hotel managed by Swiss hotelier N.C. Solari in 1999.
As soon as foreign chains were attracted to the city, tourists flocked to Sanya for its oceanic landscape and lush tropical flora and fauna. You can take a stroll of the Asian Dragon Bay or Dadonghai as these are the first places to visit for any traveler, but for water adventures the best is Wuzhizhou Island.
There you can find more than snorkeling, scuba diving, dolphin riding, but also friendly locals to meet Han, Li, Miao, Hui peoples and other cultures in China. After Haikoi, which is the capital of the region, Sanya is the second most populous city with population of 536,000 people.
Locals say their city serves the tastiest and complex dishes in China therefore no visit to Sanya is complete without dining out. You can treat yourself with a variety of seafood and tropical fruits. Then you should burn your energy at sightseeing tours. Attractions include;
- Xisha Archipelago, a location for exotic vacation
- Sanya Nanshan Temple, constructed in 1998 with a gigantic statue of Guanyin
- Nanwan Monkey Island, a home to 1800 Macaque monkeys
- Perfume Bay, a beach for calm rest and strolls
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