Wildlife & Marin Zone
Hainan Tropical Wildlife Zone
The Dongshan lake front, roughly 27 kilometers from Haikou city, in the Qiongshan district, is home to China's first tropical wildlife themed garden.
This is actually a tropical zoological garden which imitates the environment of the wild, covering a total area of 1.3 square kilometres, it provides visitors with the opportunity to see a wide variety animals in their natural habitats. Altogether about 200 wild animals live within the garden including a number of endangered species. Animals include a variety of locals including playful monkeys and the beautiful tropical birds of the Island, right up to the King of the Jungle. There is also a beautiful lake where visitors can kick back and enjoy the treats available from the various canteen's around the park.
Address: Dongshan Town, Xiuying District, Haikou, Hainan
Entrance fee: RMB95
Nanwan Monkey Island
Monkey Island is a unique reserve located in the South of the Island. It is home to over 1500 monkeys living in a vast jungle wilderness. Unique in a number of ways, but particularly in that none of the monkeys are in cages or restricted which allows for some amazing interactions with a whole host of cheeky apes. Nanwan Monkey Island is the only tropical island-type nature reserve for the macaques, which is a state protected animal in China. The island boasts a number of unique and special sites, such as the longest transoceanic ropeway in China, the charming coconut palms, multicolored coral reefs, and the unique fishing rafts, as well as of course monkeys!
Address: Xincun Downtown, Lingshui, Hainan
Entrance fee: RMB 123
Sanya Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park
Located in Yalong Bay within Sanya, China's only tropical coastal city, Yalong Bay's forest park was the first ever built in in Sanya City and also the first coastal mountain eco-tourism and eco-resort forest park in Hainan Province. The park is designed to be a world-class coastal mountain eco-tourism and eco-resort forest park. Featuring a beautiful mix of tropical evergreen rainforest and tropical semi-deciduous seasonal forest. Its biological, geographical, astronomical phenomena, hydrology and cultural resources make this park a rich and colorful destination. A variety of tourism activities including mountaineering, leisure, health spas, popular science education and local cultural demonstrations can all be experienced here.
Address: Yalong Bay National Resort District, Sanya, Hainan
Entrance fee: RMB175
The Butterfly ParkButterfly Park is a spectacular natural garden, which merges popular science, butterflies exhibition and shopping into an organic whole. In the Butterfly Park, an open air flight cage will ensure that visitors are able to interact closely with butterflies. In the large-scale exhibition hall, there are over 2000 different species of butterflies and insects on display.
Address: Yalong Bay Tourism Resort Area, Sanya, Hainan
The Sea Shell MuseumSea Shell Museum, covering an area of over 3,000 square meters, is the first comprehensive seashell museum in China. Merging the shellfish and shell products display and shell products sale into an integral whole. It is unique and novel in design, elegant and natural in decoration.
Address: Yalong Bay Tourism Resort Area, Sanya, Hainan
Entrance fee: RMB33
Nantian Encology Grandview GardenNantian Grandview Garden, also known, as The Southern Gate of Heaven, is a large-scale agriculture and forestry technology tourism center, situated in Taling, Sanya.
"Orchid World" has over one thousand species rare orchid, such as Vanda, Chiyoda orchids, Dendrobium and Phalaenopsis,. The Outlandish Fruit Orchard is another fascinating attraction, where different fruits all grow to weird and wonderful shapes and sizes. The Cactus Botanical Garden has hundreds of species of the desert plants, including the Nantianzhu Cactus from Mexico, the lgigantic Cactus Tower and colorful saguaro cactuses. There is also a number of centre's showcasing a range of tropical plants and flowers from across China and the world, including some the rarest and most endangered species in the world.
Address: Tianya Town, Sanya, Hainan
Entrance fee: RMB 125
Sanya's Tropical AquariumThe Tropical Ocean Zoo is located only about 300 metres west of the Remotest Corner of the Island or Tianya-Haijiao. Covering an area of 30,000 sq km,it includes six separate areas for sea lion and dolphin performances, a tropical aquarium, bird performance hall, seabird garden, crocodile hall and tortoise hall. Relax after your long journey here and enjoy a variety of shows featuring the Dolphins, Sea Lions and Birds of this beautiful park. There are also a number of restaurants and cafés inside, so you can enjoy a relaxing lunch while taking in one of the various performances.
Entrance fee: RMB 68
Egret ParkBesides the scenic spots in Sanya, the parks around the city are beautiful; most notably the Egret Park which is a must for any visitors.
With few tourists, the park is the perfect get away for anyone looking to spend a few quiet hours away from the hustle and bustle of Sanya City. With a quiet lake in the middle of the park, Egret is one of the most pristine and relaxing places you will find within the city offering a wide array of plant and bird life it's a must for anyone looking for a quiet midday oasis.
Free of charge
Xinglong Tropical Botanical Gardens
The Xinglong Tropical Garden is located in Xinglong on the eastern outskirts of Wanning City, a region famous in Hainan for its diversity with the Chinese, Vietnamese and Indonesian peoples all controlling this territory at some point. The area is famous for its beauty with streams and tropical gardens.
The Garden is not just a place for sightseeing and recreation, but also a place for scientific research. The Garden houses many varieties of rare plants, some of which are close to extinction.
Address: Xinglong Overseas and Returned Chinaese Plantation, Xinglong Town, Wanning , Hainan