A guide to shopping in Sanya
Sanya is not only a vacation paradise, it is also a shopping paradise. Sanya crafts and tourist souvenirs take advantage of Sanya’s abundant natural resources and are primarily made from local materials. Tropical atmosphere, local style and ethnic minorities blend together into a wild variety of colorful gifts.
General types of Sanya souvenirs included carved coconuts, gifts made from seashells, natural crystals, ethnic handicrafts, island wear and much more. Because of its location, Sanya also abounds with tropical fruits and delicious seafood.
1. Special Local Products
In Sanya, tourists can buy Hainan’s especially famous local products include black pepper, spicy yellow chilli, Fushan Coffee, Xinglong Coffee. Local teas such as Baisha’s green tea and Chengmai’s Kuding tea are also quite well known throughout China. Sanya has innumerable varieties of tropical fruits, of which banana, dragon fruit, lichi, longan, mango, pineapple and mangosteen are but a few. Sanya also has all kinds of marine products which sold dried in the market.
Any of the above are essential gifts to bring back for friends and family.
a. Carved coconut souvenirs
These handicrafts made of carved coconut shell (often dyed in bold colors) are elegant reminder of Hainan’s artistic style.
b. Cultured pearls
Sanya produce a variety of pearl products ranging from mother of pearl beads, buttons to jewelry quality round and semi-round pearl necklaces. Visitors can also buy pearl powder for cosmetic and medicinal use.
c. Island Wear
Hainan Island Wear is a series of riotously patterned shirts, shorts, skirts, dresses, hats and scarves. Featuring patterns of palm trees, coconut shells, coral and Hainan scenery, Island Wear is a great way to remember your Sanya experience.
d. Li Minority textiles
These gorgeous hand-woven bags, fabric hangings, handkerchiefs, scarves, and skirts are decorated with a stunning variety of patterns and forms.
e. Natural crystal
Sanya has a variety of naturally colored crystal brooches, earrings, and necklaces. These items are admired and loved by foreign and domestic tourists alike.
3. Duty-free Shopping
Shopping is another prime motivation for travelers going on trips to Sanya.
The offshore tax-free policy on Hainan Island, which allows tourists to spend up to 5,000 yuan on imported commodities without paying taxes, was implemented in April 2011.
The goods on offer at the store include jewelry, handicrafts, watches, perfumes and cosmetics.
The Haitang Bay Duty Free Complex, the world's largest duty free complex, is scheduled to be put into operation by 2014.
SOURCE: WOS Team