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Sanya

City Features

  • Foods

    Wenchang chicken is known throughout the province of Hainan. Although there are many varie ...

  • Shopping

    You can also buy pretty decorations and handicrafts made of shells or trumpet shells: a gi ...

  • Art&Entertainment

    Yuya Lu (In between Dadonghai and Sanya City). 'Sanya's Hai'an bar street has a number of ...

  • Hotel

    Lanhai Alley, Haiyun Road (Take bus 4 to Xia Ri Bai Huo (夏日百货), walk down Haiyun Road ...

  • Travel

    Predominantly Russian (in visitors and signage, there is little English here!) Dadong Sea ...

  • Geography

    Sanya lies at the southern tip of Hainan Island at Sanya Bay. Located at 18° 15' N latitude, it is about as far north of the Equator as the Island of Hawaii is. Though the administrative area (Sanya Prefecture) has a rough topography, the city itself is generally flat, lying on a parcel of land betw ...

  • History

    The ancient name of Sanya is Yazhou (Chinese Postal Map Romanisation: Ngaichiu which literally means "cliff prefecture". Its history can be dated back to the Qin Dynasty (221 – 206 BC). During the Second Sino-Japanese War, Japan occupied the area from 1941–1945. Rechristened as Samah, the city was t ...

Transport

The city is served by Sanya Phoenix International Airport. Buses from other parts of the island serve Sanya's bus terminal. Taxis are available throughout the city.The No. 8 bus connects the airport to Dadonghai Beach and Yalong Bay.

Administrative Districts

Sanya is a prefecture-level city, but its subdivisions are more similar to that of a sub-prefecture-level city or a county-level city. It has direct j ...

Information and Service

Emergency Police:tel.110 Fire:tel.119. Ambulance:tel.120 As a newly developed tourist destination, Sanya exists solely for tourism which is accompanied by annoyances including pickpocketeting and overcharging. Before arrival, travelers should be wary of getting the right address and most up to date telephone number for their hostels/hotels. Some hostels are located in a new district whose roads have just been laid out. Not many people, including the police, know where specific locations ar ...