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“Impressive statue”

Nanshan Cultural Tourist Area
Ranked #1 of 18 Tours in Sanya
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Reviewed January 26, 2017 via mobile

The Guanyin statue is impressive.However this is a tourist trap and is expensive because you will pay for everything you do .Xidao is a tiny island and relies on tourism.

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Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Nanshan ecological park. Contains the temple, the statue, longetivity valley and many more. Stunning gorgeous breathtaking. Has to be on your to do list. I got the number 25 bus here. But other numbers come also.

Cost 121 rmb walking. More if you want golf cart transport.

So much to see and do here it took me all day.

It does get very busy and it is put in the open so be careful for sunlight.

1  Thank Joe_Macpherson04
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Reviewed June 6, 2016

Nanshan is a primarily money-making venture masquerading as a religious site. The statue of Guanyin itself is certainly impressive, but there's very little else to see here except for poor imitations of other Buddhist sites from around the world. Additionally, visiting almost anything in the tourist area other than the Guanyin statue itself requires additional payment on top of the already high entrance fee. If you'd like to see a real Buddhist religious site, at which you will not find vendors hawking overpriced trinkets at every turn, I would recommend going elsewhere in China. In Sanya, perhaps it's best to simply stay at the beach.

1  Thank Thomas S
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Reviewed September 26, 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, face towel, dark sunglasses, protective sleeves for arms if sun block is unavailable and poncho for rain.
Do wear pants and comfortable shoes unless you want a tanned leg and foot.

Do eat at hotel restaurant / cafe.
If you want to be adventurous and eat street food do not forget carbon pills.
Some of the bottled water have ph of 4 to 6. (not good for drinking)
Do read the label for bottled water of ph 7 to 9 ( for drinking and boiling water for coffee and tea.
Not advisable to drink direct from tap. Double boil tap water for coffee or tea.

If taking a walk at night to shopping centre or street attraction do not bring your large camera with you, use phone camera.
In large crowd take care of your belongings.

2  Thank lohlim3
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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, with its main attraction the 108 meter high "Nanshan Guanyin Statue on the South Sea", which has depictions of the Guanyin Buddha on three sides of the statue, with the South sea in the background. Guanyin is the most famous Buddha in mainland China. This cultural zone further has several hotels with beautiful sea views. It further consists of a large park, well maintained and worth walking around. There is also a valley, Longevity valley, depicting pictures of old people living in Hainan, each of them explaining in writing what factors in life contributed to their longevity. Certainly the tranquility of Hainan Island, its wonderful sunny weather and clean air also contribute to their longevity, although the healthy vegetarian food is also frequently mentioned as a contributing factor. We visited the zone on April 7, 2015 the birthday of Guanyin Buddha, and it was quite busy with many locals arriving by car and tourists arriving by chartered or public bus. But still it didn't feel as busy as I have experienced during national holidays at other places of interest, like temples, throughout China. However, if the amount of people in the park overwhelms you, then I advise you to walk over to the Nanshan Hotel and have a drink there in the lobby bar overlooking the bay and the Guanyin statue in a quiet and cool atmosphere.
By the way, if you happen to be over 70 years of age, bring your passport or other ID as you will have free of charge entry to the cultural zone as opposed to a RMB 150 entrance fee for non-local residents.

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