As a hot tourist destination in China, Sanya attracted not only mainland tourists, but also foreign tourists during the Spring Festival holiday.

The foreign tourists also took part in the celebration of the Chinese New Year in Sanya, “It’s very relaxing and romantic to observe the New Year here,” said Auster, a German tourist who went to Dadonghai for strolling or morning swimming during the Spring Festival holiday.

Steven, an American tourist, has a deep impression of the Chinese New Year. He said the holiday was long enough to get together with family. On the New Year Eve, he enjoyed dumpling-making in the hotel with his wife.

Swiss Axius Mathieu Bodmer has gone through 2 Chinese New Year in Xiamen, which gives him some experience of celebrating the Spring Festival. “It will bring fortune and good luck to us,” he said while sticking the red spring festival scrolls to the door.

In recent years, more and more foreign tourists chose to spend the Spring Festival holiday in Sanya. As statistics shows, Hainan received 800,000 outbound tourists in 2011, among which European and American tourists hit 400,000, up more than 20% year on year.

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