the last beach

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Yalong Bay 亚龙湾 is probably the most famous beach in Sanya:

shops

Luckily though, its location 15km east of town seem to be able to shield it off from the tourist masses that usually crowd up other beaches like Dadonghai (russians too):

Yalong Beach

Some parts of Yalong Bay are actually very quiet and have an almost deserted feel to them:

boat

How romantic, one probably thinks, but then suddenly the eye locks on the silhouette of the ship lurking right behind the picturesque little fishing boats:

ships

Smells like “military restricted area 军事禁区”:

military restricted area

There it is, beautifully restricted, right next to the holiday inn and the crown plaza hotel.

Well, the Russians don’t seem to be bothered by it:

sleeping dude

So why should we?

There’s a hilltop near Sanya from where you’re supposed to get a good view on the whole city:

Sanya sunset

We went there at sundown…

sunset

…and looked at all the kitsch that Nature had laid out before us:

clouds

I did another one of those things where I line up pictures and make them into a short film:

I like doing that, it’s very enjoyable.

There is a statue of a deer and a girl on the hilltop, it’s called Luhuitou 鹿回头 :

Luhuitou statue

According to the legend, an ancient hunter follows a dear for many days, and when he finally traps it down at the southern coast of the island, the deer turns its head and then transforms into a beautiful girl for the hunter to take home and marry.

And they lived happily ever after.



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