King of Tonga pays visit to Sanya
King Tupou VI of the Kingdom of Tonga visited Sanya on March 8th as part of his state visit to China, which ran from February 28th to March 8th, 2018.
During his trip, he visited Sanya Romance Park to learn about Sanya’s booming tourism and infrastructure construction. He also learned about the unique Li and Miao ethnic culture and customs there.
The trip was his first visit to Hainan, and King Tupou VI expressed his appreciation for the climate, landscape, and culture. The King said that he saw some similarities between Sanya and his home, not only due to Sanya’s warm climate but also because of the tattoos and bamboo pole dances of the Li ethnic group, which are similar to those of Tonga.
According to the King, Hainan and Tonga have many things in common, and their development concepts correspond. He expressed interest in using what he had learned about development in Hainan in his country, and planned to choose some professionals from his country to further study and communicate with experts in Hainan. King Tupou VI also expressed his strong willingness to find new ways in which Hainan and Tonga could cooperate in such areas as tourism, agriculture, fisheries, trade, scientific research, and culture.
About Sanya Romance Park
Covering an area of 225 acres, Sanya Romance Park was constructed with an investment of 1 billion yuan and is comprised of 10 theme zones, offering over 30 entertainment options.
Combining Sanya’s Tianya Culture, Li and Miao culture, and many other Sanya original folk customs, the theme park consists of a great many special areas and attractions, including Sanya Qianguqing Grand Theater, Yazhou Ancient City Cultural Theme Park, Elephant Valley, the Li and Miao Village Cultural Experience Area, Valentine’s Valley, Children’s Playground, Banyan Bar, Triangle Plum Seafood Stall, South China Sea Goddess Cultural Square, and many more.
Location: Jiyang District, Sanya 三亚市吉阳区
Telephone: +86-898-8865 8333
Sanya Romance Park 三亚千古情景区
Hours: 12 noon to 9:30 p.m.
Address: Sanya Songcheng Resort, No. 333 Yinbin Road, Sanya / 三亚市迎宾路333号三亚宋城旅游区
How to get there: Take Bus No. 1, 7, 9, 23 and get off at the Sanya Romance Park