Every year thousands of travelers from all over the globe come to Hainan in search of sun, sea and sand, with a little exploring thrown in for good measure.


One of Hainan’s most impressive attractions is its exotic animals. Hainan’s amazing wildlife makes the island a great place for families with young children to live, because residents never run out of new and exciting places to take the kids to.


Sanya Color Zoo 三亚彩色动物园, 三亚


Located in the Sanya Songcheng Resort, the zoo houses adorable tropical animals such as giraffes, meerkats, zebras, alpacas, flamingos, raccoons, kangaroos and Aldabra Giant Tortoisees. Over 1,000 kinds of tropical plants provide a gentle natural habitat for the animals in the zoo.


Sanya Color Zoo provides families with younger and older kids as well as groups of friends an opportunity to have fun while learning more about exotic animals.


Tel: +86-898-88658333

Address: Sanya Songcheng Resort, No. 333, Yinbin Road, Sanya 三亚市迎宾路333号三亚宋城旅游区


Nanwan Monkey Island, Lingshui 南湾猴岛, 陵水


Nanwan Monkey Island is located on the Nanwan peninsula in Lingshui county on the south coast of Hainan.


Nanwan Monkey Island is the only tropical island-type nature reserve for macaques—a state protected animal in China.


The preserve's several thousand monkeys roam free over a manicured park setting with lawns, paths, coconut trees and small ponds. There is also a small stage for a monkey circus show, which tends to be a winner with kids.


Tel: +86-898-83360902

Website: http://www.monkeyisland.com.cn/

Address: Nanwan Monkey Island Resort, Xinchun Town, Linghsui County 陵水县新村镇南湾猴岛生态旅游区


Hainan Tropical Wildlife Park, Haikou 海南热带野生动物园, 海口


Located at Dongshan Town, Xiuying District in Haikou City, the Hainan Tropical Wildlife Park has more than 4,000 rare birds and 200 animal species living here, some of which are endangered. 


Animals here include tigers, tigons, lions, tigers, elephants, bears, giraffes, hippos, ostriches, crocodiles, buffalo, monkeys, elk, deer, and many more.


The park gives visitors the opportunity to see animals in a close approximation of their natural habitat. The animals at the park seem fairly free and well looked after.


Opening hours: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Tel: + 86-898-65567888

Website: http://www.hntwzoo.com/

Address: Dongshan Town of Xiuying District, Haikou City (12 kilometers from the crossroad exit of the east-line freeway)


Hainan Tropical Bird Park, Ding’an 海南热带飞禽世界, 定安


Hainan Tropical Bird World, located at the Taling development zone in Ding’an, is said to be the largest of its kind in China. The park boasts 300 types of tropical birds, including many unique Hainan birds.


Visitors to the park can also enjoy a 32-meter-long and 3.8-meter-high wall with relief sculptures of nine phoenixes, a rain forest for birds, a desert bird park, and a parrot square.


Opening hours: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Address: Taling Development Zone, Ding’an County, Hainan 海南省安定县塔岭开发区