Luhuitou Park sits in Sanya Bay, about 5 kilometers from Sanya city center, Hainan Island. The name Luhuitou, which means “the deer turning its head back”, is derived from a touching love story.
Why the Luhuitou Park is special
Luhuitou Park is a typical tropical park features luxuriant tropical botany. As its location is on a hill near the seashore, the panoramic view of the vast sea, the rolling mountains and Sanya city from the top of the hill is fantastic.
Luhuitou Park highlights
The symbol of Luhuitou Park is a huge sculpture measures 9 meters long, 4.9 meters wide and 12 meters high. The sculpture is designed in accordance with the moving legend.
Long ago, a tyrant desired a pair of hairy deer horn, so he forced a young man named Ahei to hunt for deer on the mountainous areas. While Ahei was hunting, he saw a beautiful spotted deer chased by a panther. He shot the panther to death with his arrow, and then ran after the deer for nine days and nine nights. After passing ninety-nine hills, they arrived at the Coral Cliff of Sanya. The deer had no way to escape but jump into the sea. The hunter bent his bow and got ready to shoot. Suddenly, the deer turned its head back and changed into a beautiful girl, and walked toward him. The hunter and the girl fell in love and got married. In the end, the fairy girl got her brothers together to defeat the tyrant and settled on the cliff. After several generations of hard work, they developed the Coral Cliff into a beautiful farm. From then on, the romantic hill has been called Luhuitou.
Inside the park, there are winding paths, a Halley Comet observation station, a stylish red pavilion, and Lover's Island. At the foot of Luhuitou Mountain lies Luhuitou Bay. There you can go diving and play with groups of colorful parrotfish, unique sea cucumber, fish worms, sea sycas, sea fans, coral trees, sea flowers, soft coral, sea oysters, jelly fish, sea nettle and so on.