Sanya, as a popular coastal city in China, is very famous for the “three S's”: sun, sand and sea. But there is more to this area that just the typical vacation spots. Sanya also has some beautiful places to enjoy natural flowers. In Sanya, you can see beautiful orchids, delightful roses and other aromatic plants if you know where to go.
Haitang Bay Flower Garden 海棠湾凤凰花海
First opened to public during this Spring Festival, the Haitang Bay Flower Garden proved one of most popular tourist attractions in Sanya.
Visitors have the chance to see the exhibit of over 1,000-acres of garden beds of all different colors during the day, featuring a variety of species, namely, hemerocallis, marigold, gomphrena globosa, lavender, and roselle, as well as other aromatic plants.
Flowers in full bloom are between May and July. From perfect coreopsis to dazzling lavender, there is much to see for the visitors.
Add: Located at the agricultural development zone in Luogen Tianyang of Haitang Tow, Sanya三亚市海棠湾镇落根田洋农业综合开发项目内
Yalong Bay Rose Valley 亚龙湾玫瑰谷
As the largest rose plantation base in Sanya, the Yalong Bay International Rose Valley has become a charming icon of Sanya’s agricultural leisure tourism. It features 1,200 types of roses in this rose valley.
The Rose Valley is also an ideal place for romantic wedding site where the life-long partners witness the most memorable and excited emotional moment.
In the valley, visitors can sit in front of the modern and cozy bower and watch the sun set together. It is not a dream to feel the luxury and wild impetuous love at this moment.
Waterfalls, teahouses, winding paths, streams and bridges are added for arts tours.
Add: Yalong Bay National Tourism Zone, Sanya三亚市亚龙湾国家旅游度假区内
Tickets: RMB 80
Sanya Orchid World 三亚兰花谷
Opened in Sanya’s Tianya Town on 10th January, 2010, the Sanya Orchid World is the largest tropical orchid theme park in the world. It was designed in accordance with the standards of a national 5A-class tourism site.
Covering an area of 1,000,000 square meters, the Orchid World theme park is home to two million flowers containing over 3,000 species, including more than 200 kinds of precious wild orchids including a bunch of rare ones, in every variety, shape and colour that you can think of.
This place is perfect for eco-tourists, botanists, and hopeless romantics alike, as there are plenty of orchid-related activities to indulge in!
Add: Near the entrance of Hongtang Expressway, Tianya Town, Sanya三亚市天涯镇红塘高速路口
Ticket: RMB 120
Opening hours: 07:30-18:00
How to get there: Take bus: # 16, and get off at the tropical rainforest station (热带雨林站).