Nanshan Cultural Tourism Area (Sanya)
Nanshan Buddhist Temple [Photo/www.nanshan.com]
The Nanshan Cultural Tourism Zone is divided into three large separately themed park areas. First, the Nanshan Buddhism Cultural Garden showcases traditional Chinese Buddhist culture which is full of deep moral philosophy and wisdom. This garden's principal buildings are the Nanshan Buddhist Temple, the Guanyin (Goddess of Mercy) statue facing the South China Sea, the famous Buddha landscape park, the ten-tiered pagoda, the homecoming garden and the Buddhism Cultural Exchange Center. There is also a vegetarian shopping street.
Guanyin (Goddess of Mercy) statue [Photo/VCG]
The grandiose statue of Guanyin overlooks the South China Sea. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
The second area is the China Longevity and Good Fortune Garden. Here visitors will find an outstanding display of the essence of collective Chinese ethnic culture characterized by peace, tranquility, happiness and a serene atmosphere. The South China Sea Traditional Culture Garden shows off the Nanshan region's blue sky, jade-green ocean, mountains, sun-kissed beaches, forests and reefs. The distinct charm found in the garden arises from the nature and scenery of the South China Sea. The Li and Miao traditional villages remain untouched by western modernization. Its principal features are smooth pasture lands, the Li and Miao traditional park, Mythological World, Huangdaopo Museum, Ocean Park, Underwater World, exhibition of flower and bird paintings.
Scenic Spot level: AAAAA
Opening hours: 8:00-17:30
Tourist season: 145 yuan ($21.9) per person
Tourist off-season: 121 yuan
Address: Nanshan Tourist Resort, Yazhou district, Sanya, Hainan
Bus: No 16, 21, 25, 29
Taxi: 100-120 yuan