Hainan Nanshan Buddhism culture Park is a Buddhist Park located in the west of Sanya Hainan Island and a must visit tourist attraction in Sanya Hainan Island China. The Nanshan Buddhism culture Park is about one hour drive away from Downtown Sanya, 40 minutes from Sanya Phoenix International Airport, and only 15 minutes from Yazhou Ancient Town.
The Nanshan Buddhism Culture Park consists of 3 main parts: The longevity Valley, Nanshan Temple and NanHai Guanyin statue. The Nanshan Temple is the newest temple approved by Chinese government after 1949 when the People’s Republic China was founded. It is next to the ocean and boasts the highest Buddha statue in the world: NanHai Guanyin statue. The Guanyin Statue of Hainan, also known as Guan Yin of the South Sea of Sanya, is a 108 metre tall statue of the bodhisattva Guan Yin. The statue has three aspects; one side faces inland and the other two face the South China Sea, to represent blessing and protection by Guanyin of China and the world. One aspect depicts Guanyin cradling a sutra in the left hand and gesturing the Vitarka Mudra with the right, the second with her palms crossed, holding a string of prayer beads, and the third holding a lotus.
It took six years to build the Guanyin Statue of Hainan, and was enshrined on April 24, 2005, with 108 eminent monks from various Buddhist groups in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao and Mainland China, and tens of thousands of pilgrims. The event is one of the biggest event held on Hainan Island since 1988 when the new province was announced the youngest province of China. It is a religious event, but almost all local governments attended this event.
Public Transportation to Nanshan Buddhism Cultrue Park & Guanyin Statue of Hainan：
From Sanya city Center and Sanya Bay, please take bus No.16 from Sanya Bus Station or along Sanya Bay
From Haitang Bay, please take bus No. 35 to Sanya Train Station, then take bus No. 25.
But a private tour is always the easier one at CNY399/person with the following services, min. 4 pax/trip:
Entrance fee to Nanshan Park; Private transfers with Chinese speaking driver; Tram ride (shared) in Nanshan Park. It costs CNY1198 for 2 persons and CNY1498 for 3 persons. If you want an English speaking staff, it costs CNY400/day, a professional English speaking tour guide costs CNY800/day.
If you don’t want to share a big tram with other guests, but prefer a private ride, then I would recommend the private golf cart services:
CNY400/hour, or CNY700 with no time limit for up to 6 persons/group； CNY500/hour, or CNY900 with no time limit for up to 9 pax/group；CNY700/hour or CNY1100 with no time limit for up to 13 pax/group.
Questions on Hainan Island Private Land Tour to Nanshan Buddhism Culture Park:
Question: When do we start from our hotel?
Answer: It is a private tour, so you decide what time to start. Normally we recommend 9-10am to take the vegetarian lunch.
Question: How do we make payment?
Answer: We accept credit card with 3% surcharge, paypal with 3.8% surcharge, bank transfer (no extra charge) , or you can guarantee the booking by your credit card and pay us cash on the departure day. We also accept payment by wechat & alipay.
Question: Where do you meet your guide/driver?
Answer: Pick up & drop off is always from your hotel in Sanya by private car or van.
Qustion: Where to have your lunch?
Answer: You will have your Buffet Vegetarian lunch in Yuanqilou Restaurant 缘起楼, open hour: 10:30AM-14:00PM
Qustion: How many hours you will take for this tour?
Answer: It will take around 4 hours only to visit NanHai Guanyin statue. But if you want to visit longevity Valley and Nanshan Temple, it will take you 2 hours more.
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