Tianya Haijiao


Tianya Haijiao

Tianya Haijiao (Chinese: 天涯海角; Pinyin: Tiānyá Hǎijiǎo, literal meaning: "Edges of the heaven, corners of the sea") is a popular resort in the southern part of Hainan Province, People's Republic of China. It is located 24 km to the west of Sanya's Municipal Area.

The venue is considered the south-most point of China's land area, therefore many tourists also come for sight-seeing. To the south of the Cape is the South China Seas and some islets are in the sight, providing a marvellous view to visitors when the weather is fine.

In Chinese literature, the cape is mentioned in many famous poems, such as "I will follow you to Tian-Ya-Hai-Jiao", which means the couple will never be separated. Therefore many newlyweds spend part of their honeymoon visiting the place, just like young Indian couples visiting the Taj Mahal Palace in Agra.

Popular tourist attractions

*The Rocks of Sun and Moon (日月石) are two boulders near hundreds of other uniquely shaped rocks. Here the "Sun" refers to "husband" and the "Moon" refers to "wife". Looking from the distance, they resemble a couple entwined to each other but they are in fact separate rocks.

*Southern Heaven Rock (南天一柱), a boulder near the Rock of Sun and Moon, with a famous poem of Fan Yun-Ti (范雲梯) inscribed on its top. [http://www.renwu.com.cn/UserFiles/magazine/article/RW0124_199907231621001334.asp The Southern Heaven Rock ]

* Tian-Ya Cliff (天涯), with inscription of Cheng Zhe's (程哲) writing on its top.

* Pre-Historic Shell Museum

References

External References

* [http://www.hi.gov.cn/V3/exchange/lyz1.php Hainan Government Travel portal] Zh, the English site is currently under construction.
* [http://www.hainan.gov.cn/V3/tour/more.php?BigClass=12&SmallClass=15 Government Travel instructions] Zh
* [http://www.hainan.gov.cn/V3/tour/jd.list.php Information for Travellers] Zh
* [http://china-travel-hainan-island.blogspot.com/ Hainan Island Blog] En


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