The deer is actually a symbol for Sanya and the city is sometimes referred to as ‘Deer City’.
One of the most well known attractions in Sanya, the park is built around the romantic legend of a Li hunter chasing a deer.
When the deer had nowhere left to run, it turned its head to look at the hunter and transformed into a beautiful girl, and the hunter immediately fell in love with her. Now, the park is a popular place for young couples.
From the path circling the hilltop visitors have spectacular views of Sanya city, the bay and the surrounding countryside.
Sitting prominently on the hilltop is a large sculpture of a deer, turning it’s head to look back at the hunter.
Luhuitou Park 鹿回头公园
Opening hours: 7:30 a.m. – 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 and 54 or taxi