Like most holiday destination, Hainan is a culturally diverse travel destination, and that has long been reflected through a wide range of performing arts and entertainment.
Visitors to the island will be greeted by a variety of shows from ethnic performances to famous contemporary shows.
Here are four great performances in Sanya and Baoting for you to enjoy.
1. Open-air Show of Li People at Binglanggu Valley 大型实景民族歌舞剧《槟榔·古韵》
People visiting the Binglanggu Valley can enjoy a fascinating Hainan Li Dance performance —“Ancient Rhyme of Binglang.”
Staged entirely at the Binglanggu Valley, “Ancient Rhyme of Binglang” is a grand, open-air show of music and dance featuring about 140 performers. First initiated in 2010, the show uses the aboriginal huts and its surroundings as props to create a life-like background for the dance.
During the performance, the intangible cultural treats from these groups include the practices of “Making Fire by Rubbing Sticks,” the making of the “Brocades of the Li Ethnic Group” and “Quilts made from Tree bark,” as well as “Traditional Bamboo Musical Instruments” of the Li ethnic minority.
A visit to the Binglanggu Valley just 30 kilometers from Sanya is highly recommended for travelers and is an amazing opportunity to experience this ancient people and their magnificent culture. The grand open-air performance, “Ancient Rhyme of Binglang,” is on show all year round.
Telephone: 0898-38661116
Operating hours: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Address: Ganza Ridge, Saodao Town, Baoting 保亭县三道镇海南槟榔谷黎苗文化旅游区
2. Legend of Romance at Qianguqing Grand Theater 大型歌舞《三亚千古情》
The Legend of Romance is an indoor and panorama style large-scale performance. It is based on Sanya history and mythology and features a mixed of singing, dancing and acrobatics given by professional performers.
The show features Sanya’s Tianya culture, Li and Miao culture, and unique folk culture, making full use of the advanced audio equipment and stage effects to create dreamy poetic imagery.
"The Legend of Romance” performance tells the history of Sanya from ancient to modern times using acrobatics, dance, and music.
Performing times:  1st Show: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (everyday)
2nd Show: 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (everyday)
Tel: 0898-88658333
Venue: Sanya Qianguqing Grand Theater
Address: 333, Yinbing Avenue, Sanya 三亚市中心迎宾大道333
3. Las Vegas Show at Beauty Crown Grand Center 拉斯维加斯大型歌舞秀
The Las Vegas Show is a large-scale performance and major draw for the tourist city.
Taking place at an elaborate stage at Sanya Beauty Crown Grand Theater, the dance show is performed by over 180 talented and good-looking dancers from all over the world.
It conveys a dreamlike environment making full use of the theatre's cutting-edge audio equipment and stage, and dazzles audiences at every show.
Time: 8:30 p.m. to 9:40 p.m. every day
Tel: 0898-88666119
Venue: Beauty Crown Grand Theatre
Add: 299, Xinfeng Street, 2nd Ring Road, Sanya 三亚市二环路新风街299
4. Ocean Show on Phoenix Island凤凰岛·海洋秀
The Ocean Show on Phoenix Island is a large-scale performance on the South China Sea, performed by the national athlete champions Xiao Xin, Tao Weihua and Peng Chun. It is a maritime extravaganza for all audiences.
Taking the ocean base as stage, the performance is gorgeous, with high-tech visual elements, dazzling lights, a water fountain screen, and beautiful fireworks. The programs include motorboat stunts, wakeboarding, fly-board, and other maritime aircraft.
Performance times: 6:30 p.m.
Tel: 400-806-0898
Add: Phoenix Island, Sanya Bay, Sanya 三亚市三亚湾凤凰岛内