Luhuitou Park

Luhuitou is a peninsula with water at three sides in the Sanya Bay which is 5 kilometers away from the urban city.

Luohuitou Park is situated on the hill near the seashore, 3 kilometers away from the Sanya city in the south.

The name Luohuitou which means the deer turning its head back is derived from a moving love story. Long time ago, a tyrant emperor desired a pair of dear hairy deer horn, so he forced a Li ethnic young man named Ahei to hunt for deer on the mountainous areas. Once, when Ahei was hunting, he saw a beautiful spotted deer chased by a panther.

He shot the panther to death with his arrow and run after the deer for nine days and nine nights. After passing ninety-nine hills, they arrived at the Coral Cliff of Sanya. The deer found no way to escape except jumping into the sea while the hunter were bending his bow and got ready to shoot. Suddenly it turned its head back and changed into a beautiful girl walking toward him.

Then, the hunter and the girl fell in love and married. In the end, the fairy girl collected her brothers to defeat the tyrant and settle down on the cliff. After several generations' hard work, they finally built the Coral Cliff into a beautiful farm. From then on, the romantic hill has been called Luhuitou.

At present, a charming park has been built on the top of the Luhuitou and a huge sculpture 9 meters long, 4.9 meters wide and 12 meters high was set there based on the moving legend. The city is also nicknamed "Deer City".

The panoramic view of the vast sea, the rolling mountains and the of Sanya city gained from the top of the hill is fantastic . Inside the Luhuitou Park, there are winding paths, Halley's comet observation station built on the mountain, white wave-hearing pavilion, red Guanghai kiosk, the lover's island, and other scenic spots like the Monkey Mountain, Deer House, Hut of Li People, Turtle's Heaven and the Immortal Pond. What's more exciting is that you can taste the red coconut-the treasure of Hainan coconuts.

The Luhuitou Bay is on the foot of the Luhuitou Mountain. There, you can enjoy and view school of colorful parrotfish, ill-looking sea cucumber, fish worm, sea sycas, sea fan, coral tree, sea flower, soft coral, sea oyster, jelly fish, sea nettle and so on.

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Luhuitou (literally'a deer looking back') Peninsula About 5 km (3 miles) south of Sanya City in Hainan Province lies a hill extending in the shape of an enthralling deer looking back. This hill is the very same one mentioned in the legend of the Li Minority ...Read More
Luhuitou (Deer Turns Back), 6 km southwest from Sanya, is a mountain which get its name from its looks like a deer turning back. The moutain is set up as Luhuitou Park with a area of 82.88 hectare in 1989. It is near Dadonghai. The Deer Turns Back Park is ...Read More
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