A few years ago I went on a trip to Sanya, Hainan, China. This is a small island at the very south of China and is known as the Hawaii of China (just because its an island I suppose). It really is a beautiful place but a visit there must be timed well as it can get extremely busy (we went at end of October so we missed the October holiday rush). Here are a few of my best pictures from the trip.
We were able to go on a few tours and were able to see the most popular sights including Monkey Island, Nanshan Temple, Yalong Bay and Yanoda Tropical Rain forest.
This was a beautiful place with waterfalls and wildlife which lead up to a peak where we were able to see the whole of Yalong Bay.
Monkey Island was amazing as it has so many wild monkeys running around. You take a cable car up to the island where you can then walk around and interact with them.
This Buddhist Temple was one of the highlights. It is huge and when up close you really feel its presence. It has 3 sides to her face which I heard was to protect the island from natural disasters (and since it was built none have occurred).
As you can see, Sanya is a beautiful place. Its definitely part of China that would not really be "on the list" for a tourist but if you live in China it definitely would be. Lovely weather, great food, beautiful beaches and lots to do.
I hope this was interesting and I hope you like the pictures.
More to come soon