Sanya is China’s southernmost city and is well geared toward leisure. The tropical beach resort offers more than just a few scenic crescent bays, like Dadonghai, Yalong and namesake Sanya, with its lush palm groves, 5-star hotels and luxury golf resorts. The city itself has no shortage of attractions with the expansive Nanshan Temple complex where the 100-metre-tall Guan Yin figure overlooks the island.

Beyond Sanya’s beautiful beaches, great action and adventure await. Ride the waves in Dadonghai or Hohai or go under the surface and admire the colorful marine life around the coral reefs of Wuzhizhou Island. With the likes of the hilly Yanoda Rainforest Cultural Tourism Zone nearby, it’s easy to see that Sanya offers a cool mix of things to do, even for those seeking to enjoy the great outdoors.

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