A monument to a traditional love story sits at the peak of a mountaintop park featuring panoramic views of Sanya, the Luhuitou Peninsula and the South China Sea.
Luhuitou Park is a scenic hilltop park featuring wide vistas of Sanya and a monument to a traditional folk love story. Hike up to the mountain’s peak to see beautiful tropical foliage and flowers. Take in stunning views of Sanya bordered by tree-covered mountains and the Luhuitou Peninsula jutting out into the South China Sea.
Enjoy the walk uphill to the peak along a lush, forested path. Luhuitou Park encompasses 82.8 hectares (204.8 acres ) of forest and covers five rolling hills. The park’s peak reaches 275.1 metres (902.5 feet), affording it magnificent views of Sanya and its surrounds. Drive to the car park partway up the mountain or take the electric visitor cart that follows the path. Hikers looking for a more challenging trail can walk up from the base of the mountain.
From the mountain’s peak, take in exceptional views of the beautiful Sanya cityscape, ringed by green mountains. See the mouth of the Sanya River opening up into the South China Sea. The view of the city is especially stunning at sunset, when the sun illuminates the city as it sinks into the sea.
Visit the statue dedicated to a love story, popular with the Li people of Hainan province. The story tells of a young hunter who pursued a deer from Mount Wuzhi to the cliff-edged shores of the South China Sea. Just as the hunter was about to release his arrow, in a bright flash of light, the deer turned into a girl. The story goes that the hunter and the girl fell in love at that moment. The romantic hill and statue symbolises true love and many young couples come to the hill to express their affection.
Luhuitou Park is located approximately 4 kilometres (2.4 miles) southwest of downtown Sanya on the Luhuitou Peninsula. The walk from the Luhuitou Park car parking area is approximately 15 minutes. Electric visitor carts also run partway up the mountain. The inexpensive entry fee includes access to the park and a view of the statue and the surrounding area.