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- Cultural Discoveries
- Exploration of Land and Sea
- Features Activities
- A Gourmand's Paradise
Raise-Head-Dragon Festival (2nd February): Dragons play an important role in Chinese culture. During this popular festival in honour of the mythical beasts, there are grand celebrations and many people flock to the beach to ask for good luck.
Sanyuesan Festival (3rd March): Find your soul mate, celebrate with your partner or just have fun with your friends at the Li people’s annual celebration of love. During the day, colourful song and dance performances can be seen throughout the city.
Dragon Boat Festival (5th May): One of the most popular festivals in China, this holiday is a fun experience for the whole family. Sample traditional dishes, such as zongzhi, or rice dumplings, watch as fireworks light up the sky, and colourful, teak wood dragon boats race along Sanya River.
Nanshan Longevity Festival (Every other year 9th September): Held once every other year, this festival honours senior citizens and features art and cultural performances as well as painting, calligraphy and other assorted activities.
China Hainan Island Carnival (November): Throughout the month of November, the local Hainan government hosts cultural events, activities, games and beauty contests to celebrate the natural beauty and vibrant diversity of the region.
Religious and historical sites
Nanshan Temple: Though constructed relatively recently, Nanshan Temple rests on ground considered holy for generations and has already become a significant Buddhist pilgrimage site. The place sports a massive copper statue of Guanyin taller than the Statue of Liberty, as well as a smaller, but equally stunning 3.8 metre statue of Guanyin made of jade and covered in gold, silver, diamonds and other precious gems.