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Fun spots in Sanya to illuminate tourists' National Day holiday

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2018-09-26

As the National Day holiday is coming up, many people have started to plan a seven-day trip.

Sanya, a tourist destination in Hainan province renowned both at home and abroad, recently became more popular online thanks to short videos about local tourist attractions shot by netizens.

Atlantis Sanya


A tourist dives at the Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark in Sanya. [Photo by Zhang Mao/Hainan Daily]

China's first Atlantis resort opened in Sanya on April 28, marking a tourism milestone in tropical Hainan province and ushering in a higher level of service with integrated high-end entertainment, said local officials.

The landmark one-stop resort complex, built with an 11 billion yuan ($1.74 billion) investment, provides larger-than-life exotic and marine exhibits and offers rich dining experiences. The complex is located at Haitang Bay, which has beautiful beaches that stretch more than 10 km in northern Sanya, dubbed by some as the Hawaii of the East.

It has the first Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark in Asia and the third in the world. The park has 15 top-level waterslides, the most exciting of which has become popular among young people through online short video platforms. Challengers start from a height of 25.1 m and at an angle of 75 degrees and fall through a tunnel surrounded by sharks in just three to four seconds.

The park also has a 1.8-km drifting river that fits a whole family. Nineteen mini slides are specially prepared for children and different scenes created at the Lost Chambers Aquarium add to their immersive experiences.

Yanoda Cliff Swing


A visitor experiences the Yanoda Cliff Swing in Sanya. [Photo/hi.chinanews.com]

The Yanoda Cliff Swing, located on a cliff at a height of 300 m, is the first and only cliff swing in Hainan province. Tourists can enjoy sea and mountain scenery from a 270-degree viewing angle.

Yalong Bay Sea-view Glass Skywalk


An aerial photo of Hainan's first sea-view glass skywalk [Photo by Sha Xiaofeng/hinews.cn]

The first sea-view glass skywalk of Hainan province opened to the public on July 29.

Located at the Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park in Sanya, the skywalk has a length of over 400 m and offers 360-degree perspectives of beautiful Yalong Bay.

Sanya Conifer Resort infinity pool

Sanya Conifer Resort is located at the Sanya Bay Tourist Resort. The city's only hotel with Mediterranean architecture, it has the country's largest infinity pool covering an area of 1,200 sq m and an overhanging transparent pool with a height of 70 m.