Sanya releases list of 28 cultural sites to appeal for protection
A list of 28 sites protected for their historical and cultural value in Sanya was released by the local cultural and sports bureau recently, appealing for people and institutions worldwide to protect them
Sanya is home to huge numbers of historic relics. Three sites – Luobi Cave, Tengqiao Tombs and Yacheng School House (Confucius Temple), were listed as national key historical and cultural sites in 2001, 2006 and 2013, respectively.
Luobi Cave affords visitors a glimpse of Hainan’s past as a remote territory in imperial China. Inscriptions carved into the walls are said to date back to the Yuan Dynasty 650 years ago.
Tengqiao Tombs are the ancient tombs of Muslim believers located at Haitang District of Sanya. As a crucial gateway along the ancient seafaring Silk Road, Sanya saw numerous Muslim traders.
The Confucius Temple is the biggest official school of the highest level in Hainan Province. It is also the southernmost Confucius Temple in China. It was originally established in the Song Dynasty. The majority of the temple is well preserved and protected.
Yacheng School House
Another six sites – Yingwang Pagoda, Yazhou Ancient City, Tianyahaijiao Stone Carvings are also added to the provincial list and Yalong Bay Sand Dune Relics and Shengdetang Family Temple Ruins are on the municipal-level list.