Luhuitou Peninsula is located in the north of Sanya about 5 km away from the urban city, perched on the edge of the South China Sea. A theme park in the same name is situated on the hill near the seashore.
As the “sacred hill of Li People”, Luhuitou, literally a deer looking back, has its name relevant to a lover legend of the Li. The story goes it that one day a deer was pursued by a young Li hunter, who went after it to the cliff by the South Sea. Having no way out, the deer looked back suddenly, which bewildered the hunter greatly. Unexpectedly, a cloud of fog popped up and the deer turned to be a young girl. The two guys fell in love with each other at the first sight and married finally. Hence, the hill was named after “Luhuitou” in memory of their love. Today, stone sculptures about the story have been set up at the Luhuitou Park on the hill, which bring Sanya the fame of “City of Deer”.
The Luhuitou Bay nestles on the foot of the Luhuitou Mountain. There, you can dive or to swim to see schools of colorful fish and other sea animals. The beach is beautiful and suitable for full relaxation.
Luhuitou Park 鹿回头公园
Opening hours: 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Address: Luhuitou Park, Luling Road, Sanya / 三亚市鹿岭路鹿回头公园
Transport: Bus Route 3, 22, or 54, or via taxi