Visitors to Sanya in China should take the opportunity to visit the delightful Nanwan Monkey Island. An excellent accommodation choice in this appealing city would be a quality Sanya resort like the Anantara Sanya Resort & Spa. This attractive rest is reputed for its tastefully furnished rooms and well-mannered hospitality.
Nanwan Monkey Island will undoubtedly capture the interest of the animal lover and the general sightseer alike. Located on the Nanwan peninsula this monkey reserve has many attractions including the longest rope cableway in the entirety of China, picturesque coconut trees, an attractive sandy beach and traditional fishing rafts nearby. You will also find attractive colourful coral reefs in the seas in the vicinity.
Riding the sensational cableway which travels at a rapid pace is sure to be an attraction in itself, as it provides spectacular views over the ocean and the local mountain landscapes. However there is no doubt that the highlight here is the playful macaque monkeys who may be seen in their hundreds and thousands at this unique reserve.
The distinctive calls of the macaques will greet your ears as you approach the Nanwan Monkey Island. The visitor will see that the macaques are exceedingly playful and mischievous, entertaining visitors with their energetic antics. As you enter the sanctuary you will be welcomed by a line of monkeys holding flags, while others salute to welcome the guests.
Initially constructed as long ago as 1965, today the reserve is inhabited by in excess of 2,000 individual monkeys. The unsullied environment, plentiful fruits and plants, and suitable climate makes this area an ideal sanctuary for the macaques. The reserve is always a delight to visit and explore, as it is clean and tidy with helpful guides at hand to assist interaction with the monkeys. After a delightful day playing with the monkeys you will have the opportunity to enjoy a delectable fresh seafood meal aboard the numerous fishing rafts located nearby.
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