The deer is an emblem of Sanya. The city is sometimes referred to as “Deer City.”
Sanya’s Luhuitou Park is one of the city’s best known attractions. The story of the park is the romantic legend of a Li hunter chasing a deer. Sitting prominently on the park’s hilltop is a large sculpture of a deer, turning its head to look back at a hunter.
According to legend, when the deer pursued by the Li hunter had nowhere left to run, it turned its head to look back at the hunter and transformed into a beautiful girl, and the hunter instantly fell in love with her. Now, the park is a popular place for young couples. From the path circling the hilltop, visitors can enjoy spectacular views of Sanya city, the bay, and the surrounding countryside.
Luhuitou Park 鹿回头公园
Grade Level: AAA
Address: Luhuitou Park, Luling Road, Sanya / 三亚市鹿岭路鹿回头公园
Telephone: +86-898-8821 3740
- RMB 42 per adult (peak season); RMB 35 per adult (off season)
- Free entry for children under 1.2 meters in height and seniors aged 70 or above
- RMB 25 for children from 1.2 to 1.4 meters in height and seniors aged 60 to 69
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Transport: Bus Route 26, 54, or 55
Note: Peak season: from October 1st to April 30th
Off season: From May 1st to September 30th