It’s that time of the year again when summer is just around the corner and flowers are in full bloom. For many people in Sanya, it is May flower blossoming time. The colorful blooming flowers add lots of charm and colors to Sanya, especially the phoenix flowers and bougainvilleas.  


Phoenix flowers



Phoenix trees, also known as flame trees in Chinese, usually blossom in summer with big flowers of red color and luster. The red flowers, with elegant branches and beautiful leaves, look like raging fire. 






One easy spot that visitors can see Phoenix trees at is Fenghuang Road, where you can see rows of phoenix trees with bright and deep colors covering the entire trees and the entire street. Besides, many of the phoenix trees are featured in the scenic spots, including the Nanshan Cultural Tourism Zone and Tianyahaijiao, Luhuitou Park.





Bougainvillea is the city flower of Sanya. They are evergreen where rainfall occurs all year, or deciduous if there is a dry season. The actual flower of the plant is small and generally white, but each cluster of three flowers is surrounded by three or six bracts with the bright colors associated with the plant, including pink, magenta, purple, red, orange, white, or yellow. Numerous bougainvilleas have been widely planted in scenic spots and along streets and paths in Sanya.


Through bougainvilleas can be seen in most places in Sanya, we highly recommend you take a walk on the Sanya Bridge within walking distance of the Visun Yacht Marina where you can see bright bougainvillea flowers meet green grass and white yachts to form a charming picture.



The local residents grow them in gardens and courtyards. The bright-colored flowers have become a feature of Sanya and are widely known to tourists.