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Tianyahaijiao Scenic Spot(The End of the Earth)

Updated: 2017-12-12 16:49:53

Tianyahaijiao

 

Tianya Haijiao (meaning “the edge of the sky and the rim of the sea”) lies below Xiamaling Hill, about 50 kilometers west of Yalong Bay. In ancient times, Hainan Island was a place where exiles were sent, because there was little means of transportation and only scattered inhabitants on the island. When the exiles of ancient times came here, they found themselves with no way out, and little to do but stare out at the sea. The writings of ancient scholars and poets recorded many tragic ends here. Odd rocks stand erect against the azure sky, and coconut trees sway in the breeze near the sea. The scenery of this place is truly enchanting.

 

On the beach is a giant rock, on which is carved the Chinese characters for Tianya (“the edge of the sky”). Beside it is a reposing rock carved with the characters Haijiao (“the rim of the sea”). To the left of the rocks is another huge, cone-shaped rock with the Chinese words “column of the southern sky,” which indicates that here is the southern end of the motherland.

 

Tianyahaijiao Scenic Spot 天涯海角游览区

Grade Level: AAAA
Address: Tianya Haijiao Scenic Spot Area, Tianya District, Sanya / 三亚市天涯区天涯海角游览区
Telephone: +86-898-8891 0131
Website: www.aitianya.cn
Admission:
- RMB 95 per adult (peak season); RMB 80 per adult (off season)
- Free entry for children under 1.2 meters in height, the handicapped, and seniors aged 70 or above
- RMB 50 for children from 1.2 to 1.4 meters in height and seniors aged 60 to 69
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Transport: Bus Route 6, 14, 16, 22, 24, 25, 26, 55, and 57
Note: Peak season: from October 1st to April 30th
Off season: From May 1st to September 30th