Sanya is famed for its clear, fresh air and abundant sunshine and is nicknamed as "natural oxygen bar". According to the air quality appraising over 148 cities of 45 countries by the World Environmental Protection Organization from 1998 to 2003, Sanya ranked No.1 in China, No.2 in the world in terms of air quality. Sanya is the origin of tropical rain forest, it has 63% of forest coverage with121 thousand hectares forestland and 62 thousand hectares forestation, there are 9 national, provincial and municipal level nature preserves with 13,497 hectares, all the ecological treasures bring a nickname of "natural oxygen bar" to Sanya. According to a general survey, the average life-span of Sanya people is 73.5 years, It is the place exports air and sunshine to the whole world, the place where people live the longest in China.
There are 40 islands in the surrounding in large or small sizes, 10 of which are prime ones, islands with relatively lagere area are Xidaimao Island ranging 2.12sqkm, and Wuzhizhou Island covering 1.05sqkm in terms of area.
Coastline extends for 209.1km and consisting of 19 prime bays with average visibility over 10 meters, Major ports include Sanya, Yulin, Nanshan, Tielu, Wendao etc. Major bays include Sanya, Haitang, Yalong, Yazhou, Dadonghai, Moon etc. marine life there including 1064 kinds of fishes, 350 kinds of shrimps, 325 kinds of crabs and 700 kinds of mollusks, Coral-reef protection area covers 85 square km.
Bestowed ¡¤ Glamour Sanya
¡ö China`s only seaside tropical destination.
¡ö Lies at 18¡ãnorth latitude, the most romantic sunshine coast on the planet.
¡ö The best city in terms of air quality, No.1 in China, No.2 in the world.
¡ö Yalong Bay, the district with highest density of worldly top coastal resorts.
¡ö The city with highest visibility in China marine territory, boasting 19 primebays with average visibility over 10
¡ö China`s outstanding city in terms of landscaping, with forestation coverage up to 60%.
¡ö The best city of China in terms of residential environment.
¡ö The most favourable tourist destination in China.
¡ö The first city of China consecutively holding the 53rd, 54th, 55th, 57th Miss World Finals, the 1st Mr. World Final..
¡ö The first starting city of Beijing2008 Olympics torch relay inside China.