is a busy port and tourist resort on the southern tip of Hainan
Island. It has an area of 1,887 square kilometers, and a population
of 3.8 million.
The northern part of Sanya are mountains, the southern part are plains. It has a tropical monsoon climate with an annual average temperature of 25.4oC. Annual rainfall averages 1,450 millimeters.
Sanya is rich in forest and water resources. Mineral deposits include quartz,
limestone, iron, and phosphorus.
Industries include sugar refining, salt making, shipbuilding, and electronics. The chief farm products are rice, sugarcane, rubber, piper, and timber. Sanya also has many seafood, including shark's fins, abalone, and sea cucumbers.
Sanya is a hub of transportation in the southern area of Hainan Island.
Sanya Port connects Sanya with Guangzhou, Beihai, and Shenzhen.
Sanya lies on a peninsula with beautiful beaches and charming scenery. The region's premier
tourist attractions include Dadonghai, Tianya Haijiao, and the yalong Gulf. The famous products are mackerel , red snapper, sea cucumbers, sea horses, pearls, shark's fins, abalone, edible bird's nests, and agalloch eaglewood.