China aims to make Hainan an international tourism island

Sanya Bay

For years China’s Hainan province has been developing its tourism industry, with the key decision made by central authorities that aims to turn the island into an international tourist destination. Thirty years after Hainan island became a province and a special economic zone, Chinese President Xi Jinping called for an acceleration of its development into […]


Cirque du Soleil, the world-famous theatrical producer based in Montreal, Canada, will bring its Avatar-inspired show to Sanya

Avatar Inspired Show

Toruk – The First Flight is a Cirque du Soleil production that brings to stage the breathtaking world of James Cameron’s film Avatar. Toruk – The First Flight 《阿凡达前传——魅影骑士》 Date: February 1st to mid-May, 2018 Show time: 15:30; 19:30 Duration: 125 minutes Tickets: RMB 420/ 620/ 920/ 1720 (normal days) RMB 520/ 720/ 1020/ 1820 […]


2018 Sanya Haitang Bay Beach Marathon to kick off Jan. 1st

2018 Sanya Haitang Bay Beach Marathon

The 2018 Sanya Haitang Bay “Gezhouba Dam • Haitang Fu Bay Cup” Beach Marathon is to be held on January 1st (Monday), the  first day of the 2018 New Year, in Sanya’s Haitang Bay. 2018 Haitang Bay Beach Marathon Time and date: Kick off at 9:00 a.m. on January 1st, 2018 (Monday) Venue: Haitang Plaza, Haitang District, Sanya 三亚市海棠区海棠广场 Website: […]


Discover the Beauty of Yazhou in Sanya Photo Contest

Yazhou in Sanya

Ancient Yazhou, located in Sanya’s Yazhou District, offers a fascinating glimpse into Hainan Island’s tropical past. To help promote the beauty of this historic town, the Sanya Yazhou District Management Committee has announced a photography contest for professional and amateur photographers to be held at the Sanya Yazhou Fishing Port on November 8th, 2017. The […]


A taste of betel-nut culture in Hainan

Betel nuts, one of the four famous Chinese medicines (It is said to expel wind, kill worms, remove phlegm, subdue bad odors, induce purification, and kindle passion.), are mainly produced in South China’s Hainan province, where the practice of planting betel nuts has existed for over 1,500 years. Hainan people have a long history with […]


Sanya celebrates Duanwu Festival

In celebration of Duanwu Festival, also known as “Double Fifth Day”, which falls on May 30th this year, a series of cultural activities will be held in Sanya from May 28th to 30th, 2017. This year the event will feature three main events: a Duanwu Food Festival at Mangrove Tree World Sanya Bay. a Dragon […]


Sanya to establish Hainan’s 1st carbon emissions trading center

The two-day 12th World Alliance for Low Carbon Cities (WALCC) Assembly and Low-Carbon City Development World Forum kicked off on May 18th, 2017 in Sanya. The forum is organized in collaboration with the Shenzhen Graduate School of Government at Tsinghua University, Social Capital Cooperation Research Center; the Tsinghua-Berkley TBSI Low-carbon Economy and Financial Risk Analysis Laboratory; […]


Fly Busan to Sanya in December

BUSAN, Oct. 31  — Air Busan, a low budget airline under South Korea’s No. 2 flag carrier Asiana Airlines Inc., said Monday it will launch a route to Sanya on China’s southernmost island of Hainan from South Korea’s southeast port city of Busan, starting Dec. 7. The South Korean airline plans to operate four round-trip […]