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Address: 40 kilometers west of Sanya, Sanya, China
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Next to the beaches this is the best of few tourist attractions in Sanya, Hainan Island, China

Except for its wide, sandy beaches, Sanya has little to offer in terms of tourism, unless one wanders out into the country side. But visiting the Nanshan Cultural Tourism Zone is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Jaap E
Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Be prepared to pay for entry, food,drinks, tram rides and etc approx. 300 to 500 yuan per adult person The main attraction is the golden Guan Yin and the 108mtrs high Guan Yin. The weather is very hot, be prepared to sweat buckets. (September) Bring back pack for water, hats, sun block, battery operated fan, extra tee shirt, cooling wipes,... More 

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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Except for its wide, sandy beaches, Sanya has little to offer in terms of tourism, unless one wanders out into the country side. But visiting the Nanshan Cultural Tourism Zone is certainly recommended. It is located at a 50 minutes bus ride outside Sanya city. Take bus 16 or 25. "Nanshan" means "South Mountain". Actually this is a Buddhist Center,... More 

3 Thank Jaap E
Shanghai, China
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

A very nice place in the nature. Beautiful view to sea, beach and mountains. The statue of the Guan Yin is really impressive . The place is without doubts a typical tourist spot, but despite that we liked it a lot. We came there quite late, almost before closing time so on the way back we were alone on the... More 

1 Thank Eva F
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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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 

5 Thank AndyBeeNZ
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 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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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.

Thank RysiaA
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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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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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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.

1 Thank K_Natalia_M
Singapore, Singapore
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48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 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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