Translating as “A deer turning its head” Luhuitou Park in the tropical locale of China’s Hainan Island is the perfect spot for a leisurely stroll with friends, family or a partner, which truly captures the spirit of place inspired by the local legend. You might want to consider a quality resort in Sanya to host your stay on this vibrant coastal town and the Anantara Sanya Resort & Spa is one such Sanya resort that transports you straight to the balmy climes of Hawaii and the Caribbean – close to mainland China. To savour your tropical sojourn, grab a buddy and head over to Luhuitou Park, which boasts a charming local fairytale with a happy ending. According to legend, a local hunter of the Li ethnic group had cornered a deer here and was preparing to close in for the kill, when the animal transofmed into a beautiful girl, whom the lad immediately fell in love with. This charming local tale has ensured that the spot is immensely popular with couples as it is imbued with a romantic ambiance perfect for capturing a few intimate moments with a partner. The park is situated on a mountain with the same name, and its name is derived from the fath that the hill resembles a deer turning its delicate neck to back at a certain point. The park affords ample exploration as it comprises multiple winding pathways that lead to some spectacular scenic points that overlook the bay. Some scenic sites that merit exploration are named Immortal Pond, Deer House, Turtle Heaven and Monkey Mountain. You will also be treated to a stunning 9-by-12 statue that faithfully depicts the famous lovers’ legend. As the area is China’s only tropical location, you’ll fine scuba-diving opportunities in Luhuitou Bay below the park, boasting a vibrant array of marine life that must be encountered firsthand.
Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and intends to visit them all someday.