Tianyahaijiao (which means “The Edge of the Sky and the End of the Sea") Tourism
Zone is composed of the Tropical Ocean Park, the shopping area and
the holiday village, with hotels lined up along the coast towards
Sanya. There is a combination of tropical sea sights, beautiful
beaches, historical relics and folk culture.
18 kilometers (11 miles) west from Sanya City Center, Hainan
Nan Tian Yi Zhu – “The Southern Sky Pillar”
The legendary Chinese words Nantianyizhu were written by Fang Yunti, the chief magistrate of Yazhou
Prefecture (Yazhou Prefecture was Sanya’s old name), in the
Xuantong Period (1908-1911) of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).
It's said that a long time ago, two fairy maidens of the Li
nationality in Lingshui (now a Li Minority Autonomous County in
South Hainan) descended secretly to the world to help the fishermen
in the South Sea to fish. Very annoyed at that, the empress sent
the Thunder God and Goddess to bring them back. Because they
refused to obey the order, they were changed into rocks and cleaved
into two parts, one fell in the sea near Li’an, Lingshui, and the
other, which is now called Nantianyizhu, fell at one side of Tianya.
A Nantianyizhu scene was printed on the reverse side of the two yuan note
(1986 edition).You can take any bus at a cost of 1 yuan at Jiefang road to Sanya
Long-distance Passenger’s Western Station and then take a mid-bus
to Tianya, Nanshan, Yazhou town and Huangliu, usually there is a
paper on which the Chinese “Tianya”was written pasted on the front
of the bus. Taking the Haiyu Western highway which is very smooth,
visitors can arrive at the front gate of Tianyahaijiao Tourism Zone
after 24 kilometers and 30 minutes at a cost of 3 yuan. Besides,
visitors can either take a minibus to Tianya and Nanashan at 4 yuan
or take a taxi at 25 to 30 yuan.
How to Get to there?