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 is a big commercial area selling articles pretentiously religious when they are at unbelievable high prices. There are also two prices for everything from the entry tickets to the souvenirs. The highest for foreigners. Our tour guide was very annoyed that nobody of us bought anything at all given any souvenir on display could be bought in Santa at 80% less. There is no professional touring in any foreign language and no western toilets. The one available are very filthy. All drinks are sold 2-4 times higher than in the city. As experienced travellers we stuffed ourselves with drinks and snacks from the city. We rent a car through some friends to get there. Some taxi asked even 800 two ways and we were supposed to follow the taxi driver timetable. Luckily we had same Expat friend who allow us to rent his car so the tour guide we hired had to follow our schedule. Nothing to do in nanshan temple apart some photos under the big Buddha statue to show family and friends to have been there so to gain a lot of face. It is not enough to build an open space place a statue just to copy Rio de Janeiro and think to ha created a cool destination. Tourism management destination require a more broad minded and comprehensive understanding is the pretense is to claim sanya as international tourism place. There must be a more international approach and more professional tourist oriented management and customer service. I hope important improvement for the near future
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