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Nanshan Cultural Tourist Area

40 kilometers west of Sanya, Sanya, China
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Ranked #5 of 63 Attractions in Sanya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Tours, Cultural
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Tours, Cultural
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Northland Region, New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The Nanshan Buddhist Cultural Zone is about 40km from downtown Sanya and is "a unique large-scale eco-cultural tourism zone with an area of 50 square kilometers" - the largest cultural tourist attraction of its kind in China. And it draws big crowds - dozens of tour buses in the car-park when we arrived. However, being so expansive, and being able... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
20 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This supposedly a place of worship has been managed as a "theme park", if you insist of visiting, bring loads of cash as the entrance fee will cost you RMB150 during peak season. A visit inside the Goddess of Mercy statue will cost another RMB80! Other "carefully" planned activities throughout the park will cost money as well, so be careful.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Nice place but build just as a tourist attraction so depends what you like and what you're looking for while traveling. We spent there some time but in overall weren't really impressed with the commercial site of it as spiritual aspect is hardly seen. It is all about making money.

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103 reviews 103 reviews
17 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

It is like the Lourdes, Fatima, or any other so called religious (are they?) Destinations created for the sole reason of making good money from tourists offering nothing in return. The place lacks any cultural aspects of Buddhism apart some monks going around with the rosary and ripping off gullible tourists with special chants in exchange for good money. There... More 

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Bangkok
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145 attraction reviews
287 helpful votes 287 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Nanshan Cultural Tourist Area is more or less kind of a religious theme park. The focal point is the huge Kuan Im goddess monument on a small island linked via a bridge with the main area. Not a religious site as such, but this place was more of a commercial development with photo areas, restaurants, shops, etc. When I went... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I don't like parks, but this place was good. The statue is very great. Remember that if you have no car you eed to leave this place about 16-30.

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Singapore, Singapore
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We took the highspeed railway to Sanya from Haikou and the ride is around 2 hours. The ride is very comfortable and the train is clean .You can pick 1st class or 2nd class compartment but it doesn't make much a difference except that the 1st class compartment comes with power which I used it to charge my phone. The... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

It's actually a Chinese temple with massive building developments, a place worthy to visit if you have no problem with Buddhism. I arrived there in 9A.M., it was quite a long queue in front of the ticket office. I was surprised to such a long queue as was told by my Korean friends who worked at Sanya that September is... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

The Nanshan temple tourist area is an exquisite beachside park . The attractions are centred around the Buddhist cultural significance of the site.Whether you are admiring the enormous 3-sided Buddha statue,enjoying the vegetarian buffet,strolling through the beautiful parks or just admiring the views and master craftsmanship; you are sure to enjoy this special place.

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London UK
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

This is a great way to spend the morning or afternoon. Lots to see and do. The little train will take you round for 30CNY. It's a little disappointing that after you pay the entrance fee, you have to pay again for lots of other things - extra fee to go up to the feet of the buddha etc -... More 

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