Published on : Thursday, August 17, 2017
China has been attracting tourists from all over the world as the country has emerged as one of the world’s most popular tourism destinations. Sanya, located at the southernmost point of Hainan province, is the country’s sole international seaside vacation destination.
Unlike many other tropical coastal destinations around the world, Sanya faces the sea, but is surrounded by mountains on three sides as well as a river passing through it. The city features classic seaside vistas, a beautiful natural landscape which is a blend of mountains, the sea and rivers. The place has a long and rich history, and is populated by many of China’s ethnic minorities. Sanya has been named as one of ‘52 Places to Go in 2017’ by The New York Times. There has been a steady growth of international tourists in recent years.
Sanya attracted 73.31% more inbound tourists during the first half of this year, and is fast emerging as an international holiday destination.
Sanya is where the Li, Miao, Hui and Han nationalities live together. Tourists visiting Sanya get to appreciate the customs of the city’s different nationalities.
Sanya’s cuisine also embodies diversity. Hainan province is known for the wide variety of local delicacies, and not just the array of delicious seafood dishes. Hence, Sanya attracts food lovers from various corners.
Sanya has already become an international tourism, wedding, honeymoon and MICE destination as well as a locale where visitors can experience Oriental culture in a tropical setting.