The China Tourist Attractions Association and a research institution under the Overseas Chinese Town Holdings Company (OCT Group), a leading national theme park developer and operator, jointly released the 2019 China Top-100 Happiest Tourist Attractions Index Report on April 20th, 2020.

The index was compiled based on online comments from tourists who had visited the 1,181 tourist attractions sampled in the research. The report transformed the emotions, feelings, and experiences of tourists into visualized and measurable data, according to the OCT institution.

The top three tourist attractions with the highest happiness indices were The Palace Museum in Beijing, Shanghai Disney Resort, and the Chengdu Research Base for Giant Panda Breeding.

The index aims to help tourism practitioners better track consumer preferences and adjust their business strategies, and can also serve as a reference for tourists in choosing travel destinations.

According to the report, six scenic spots in Sanya were featured on the list. They are as follows:

9Wuzhizhou Island/蜈支洲岛旅游区 (ranked 37th)

    10 Tianya Haijiao Scenic Spot/天涯海角游览区 (ranked 47th)

    4 Sanya Nanshan Cultural Tourism Zone/三亚南山文化旅游区 (ranked 51st)

   5 Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park/亚龙湾热带天堂森林公园 (ranked 53rd)

   6 Atlantis Sanya – The Lost Chambers Aquarium/亚特兰蒂斯失落的空间水族馆 (ranked 94th)

   7 Luhuitou Scenic Area鹿回头风景区 (ranked 100th)