Home to exotic destinations like Bali and Maldives, Asia is the perfect romantic getaway. Hoping to partake in Asia’s new found reputation, China’s southern-most island of Hainan proudly bears the beautiful Luhuitou Park. Situated in the Luhuitou Peninsula, this hilltop park offers breathtaking views of Sanya Bay and the cityscape. Sanya, also called the ‘Deer City’ after a favourite folklore, is home to many hotels with positive luxury vacation clubs reviews.
Receiving encouraging Anantara Vacation Club Reviews, Luhuitou Park is renowned for being one of the most beautiful Park’s in Sanya. Opened in 1989, the 83 hectare Park boasts a large forest and spans across five hills with the Park’s highest point offering breathtaking views of the nearby Sanya Bay. If the beautiful scenery is not dramatic enough to serve as a background, you can pose for a picture with your partner at the foot of the iconic 12 meter-tall statue of a deer that stands between the figurines of a young man and woman. The statue is a reminder of the story of a hunter who pursued a deer for nine days until he finally caught it in Sanya’s Coral Cliff. Upon realizing its capture, the deer had turned its head and magically transformed into a beautiful damsel with whom the hunter fell in love. This legendary love story gave the Park its name with ‘Luhuitou’ meaning ‘deer turning its head back’ in the local dialect.
Take a romantic stroll along the Park’s winding pathways and discover other attractions including the Halley’s Comet Observatory. Although the Park allows visitors to drive half way up the hill or take a cable car to the hilltop, the best way to appreciate the Park’s surroundings would be a journey along the trail that runs through beautiful flora and fauna to the peak of Luhuitou Park. Admire the unique red-hued Triangle Plum flower and taste the favoured Hainan Red Coconut and renew wedding vows near the heart-shaped tablet inscribed with the red Chinese characters that spell ‘a solemn pledge of love’ or celebrate unchanging love at Shanmeng pavilion.
Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.
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