Sanya to build int'l e-sports theme park in Jiyang District
On July 30th, 2019, the Sanya government announced that Chinese sport development companies Sanya Youth City and Sealing Sports Culture Development will jointly build an e-sports theme park.
The Sanya International E-sports Theme Park will cover a planned land area of 742,500 square meters on Xinhong Road, Jiyang District, with total planned investment of RMB 4.789 billion. The project will feature 10,500 apartments capable of housing 40,000 people. The aim is to build a mixed-use residential and shopping area that will be the first of an e-sports entertainment chain.
The project will look to tap Hainan’s recently announced special development fund worth over RMB 1 billion, earmarked to attract e-sports events and businesses.
The fund is part of a range of measures being introduced to develop the city’s e-sports industry, including a special subsidy of RMB 10 million related to e-sports events, a “Thousand Talents” plan to reward e-sports athletes with scholarships, and a simplified and expedited approvals process from local authorities for e-sports events.
Sanya Romance Park
Sanya Romance Park has become a favorite attraction among locals since it opened in 2013.
In front of the park’s main gate, a 28-meter-tall Goddess Statue of the South China Sea and elephant pillars line a spectacular entryway.
Inside the scenic spot, performers wearing Song Era costumes populate ancient-style streets and workshops. Visitors can enjoy magic shows, folk dances, and ancient Chinese wedding ceremonies.
In the park, “The Legend of Romance,” an art and dance performance showcasing the colorful multicultural history of Sanya City, stages daily at the Sanya Qianguqing Grand Theater. The show has become a popular nightlife event for tourists during their stays in Sanya.
The park is themed around Sanya’s Tianya Culture, Li and Miao culture, and many other Sanya original folk cultural traits. Inside the park are 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, a children’s playground, the Banyan Bar, Triangle Plum Seafood Stall, the South China Sea Goddess Cultural Square, and much more.
To offer more cultural and entertainment activities for tourists and local residents, the park also features other outlets including Sanya Snow World, Songcheng Color Zoo, and Langlanglang Water Park.
Location: Jiyang District, Sanya 三亚市吉阳区
Telephone: +86-898-8865 8333
Hours: 12 noon to 9:30 p.m.
- RMB 280 per adult
- Free entry for children under 1.2 meters in height
- Children from 1.2 to 1.5 meters in height, the handicapped, and seniors aged 65 or above are eligible for a 20 percent discount.
Official website: http://www.songcn.com/EternalCity_en/jqjs.shtml
Sanya Haichang Fantasy Town
Sanya Haichang Fantasy Town is situated in Haitang Bay near a number of luxury hotels. It is open 24 hours a day and is a marine-themed vacation spot that allows tourists to design their own trips.
As an ocean park, the fantasy town celebrates the cultures of countries along the Maritime Silk Road. The park features African music, domes from the Persian Gulf, and spices and delicacies from the Bay of Bengal.
Tourists can interact with animal handlers and trainers face-to-face and witness marine animals up close at the Galety Theatre.
The town’s catchphrase is “Perfect Vacation”; the park seeks to serve as a year-round tourism destination in Sanya. The park consists of eight themed areas: Haitang Bay, the African Sea, the Persian Gulf, the Bay of Bengal, the Java Sea, South China, the Waterside Hallway and the Fantasy Ocean Theater. The variety of themes helps create a global atmosphere and makes the park a landmark in world-class entertainment.
The offshore Ferris wheel known as “the Eye of Sanya” is one of the park’s most popular attractions.
Address: 168 Hai’an Avenue, Haitang District, Sanya City, Hainan Province, P.R. China (Across from Haitang Square) 中国海南省三亚市海棠区海岸大道168号（海棠广场对面）
Transport: Bus Route 33, 35, or Haitang Route 1, or taxi
Atlantis Sanya is located in the Haitang Bay area and is themed around the lost city of Atlantis. The park opened in April 2018. As the first Atlantis-themed resort in China, it has become a top destination for tourists due to its exciting and hypnotic atmosphere.
The Lost Chambers Aquarium brings the story of Atlantis to life with mysterious tunnels that lead to decaying streets. People can enjoy the underwater exhibition’s unique scenery and witness more than 280 marine animals, including beluga whales and sharks.
The Adventure Waterpark is built to international standards and is open year-round.
Telephone: +86-898-8898 6666
Address: North Haitang Road, Haitang Bay, Sanya, Hainan Province, China 中国海南省三亚市海棠湾海棠北路
Hello Kitty Theme Park Resort
The Hello Kitty Theme Park Resort will be located in Haitang Bay, Sanya. The park’s opening is planned for 2024. The two corporations developing the park will combine the theme elements of Hello Kitty and the tropical atmosphere of Hainan to create a world-class integrated tourist resort featuring accommodations, amusement rides, live entertainment, catering, and shopping outlets.
Upon its completion, the Hello Kitty Theme Park Resort in Sanya is expected to receive about two million visitors each year. The project aims to enhance the international competitiveness of Sanya’s tourism industry, and to accelerate the construction of Hainan as a pilot International Free Trade Zone (Port) and an international tourism consumption center.