Sanya Nanshan Buddhism Culture Park with Guanyin

Nanshan Temple Sanya Hainan Island

Location of the Park:

Sanya Hainan Nanshan Buddhism Culture Park is a significant Buddhist site situated in the western part of Sanya, Hainan Island, China. It’s a must-visit tourist attraction offering a glimpse into the Buddhist culture of the region. The park is approximately a one-hour drive from Downtown Sanya, 40 minutes from Sanya Phoenix International Airport, and just 15 minutes from Yazhou Ancient Town.

What to see at the park?

The park is divided into three main sections: Longevity Valley, Nanshan Temple, and the Nanhai Guanyin Statue. Nanshan Temple, the newest temple approved by the Chinese government since 1949, stands by the ocean and features the world’s tallest Buddha statue: the Nanhai Guanyin Statue. This 108-meter-tall statue of the bodhisattva Guan Yin has three aspects, symbolizing blessings and protection. One aspect portrays Guanyin cradling a sutra in the left hand and gesturing the Vitarka Mudra with the right, while the other two show her holding a string of prayer beads and a lotus, respectively.

The construction of the Guanyin Statue of Hainan took six years and was consecrated on April 24, 2005, with the participation of 108 eminent monks from various Buddhist groups across Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, and Mainland China, along with tens of thousands of pilgrims. This event marked one of the most significant religious gatherings on Hainan Island since its establishment as a province in 1988. Although a religious event, it garnered attendance from almost all local governments.

Public Transportation to Nanshan Buddhism Culture Park & Guanyin Statue of Hainan:

For visitors coming from Sanya city Center and Sanya Bay, bus No.16 from Sanya Bus Station or along Sanya Bay is recommended.

For those staying in Dadonghai and Yalong Bay, bus No.25 is convenient.

Travelers from Haitang Bay can take bus No.35 to Sanya Train Station, then transfer to bus No.25.

However, for a more convenient option, private tours are available at CNY499 per person, with a minimum of 4 participants per trip. Services include entrance fees to Nanshan Park, private transfers with a Chinese-speaking driver, and a tram ride (shared) within Nanshan Park.

For those preferring a private experience, private golf cart services are available:

  • CNY400 per hour, or CNY700 with unlimited time for up to 6 persons/group.
  • CNY500 per hour, or CNY900 with unlimited time for up to 9 persons/group.
  • CNY700 per hour, or CNY1100 with unlimited time for up to 13 persons/group.

Questions on Hainan Island Private Land Tour to Nanshan Buddhism Culture Park:

Question: When do we depart from our hotel?

Answer: As it’s a private tour, you decide the departure time. We usually recommend between 9-10 am to include a vegetarian lunch.

Question: How do we make payment?

Answer: We accept credit cards with a 3% surcharge, PayPal with a 3.8% surcharge, bank transfers (no extra charge), or you can secure the booking with your credit card and pay cash on the departure day. We also accept payments via WeChat Pay and Alipay.

Question: Where do we meet our guide/driver?

Answer: Pick-up and drop-off are from your hotel in Sanya by private car or van.

Question: Where do we have lunch?

Answer: You will enjoy a buffet vegetarian lunch at Yuanqilou Restaurant 缘起楼, open from 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM.

Question: How long is the tour?

Answer: It typically takes around 4 hours to visit the Nanhai Guanyin Statue. However, if you wish to explore Longevity Valley and Nanshan Temple, plan for an additional 2 hours.

Sanya Hainan Nanshan Buddhism Culture Park, Day Tour to Nanshan Buddhism Temple in Sanya Hainan Island, Hainan Nanhai Guanyin Buddha

Available departures

The price is for 4 passengers/trip. If only 2-3 passengers in your group, please book for 4, then we will adjust by email.

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This is a daily tour.



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