Phoenix Island

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For the island in the Republic of Kiribati, see Rawaki Island. For the group of atolls in the central Pacific Ocean, see Phoenix Islands.
Phoenix Island
Phoenix Island - logo.jpg
Artificial archipelago
Phoenix Island during construction in 2012 viewed from the east
Phoenix Island during construction in 2012 viewed from the east
Nickname(s): Oriental Dubai
Country China
 • Total 3.94 km2 (1.52 sq mi)
Elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Postal code 572100
Area code(s) (0)898

Phoenix Island (simplified Chinese: 凤凰岛; traditional Chinese: 鳳凰島; pinyin: Fènghuáng Dǎo), dubbed the Oriental Dubai,[1][2] is an artificial archipelago forming an island resort currently under construction in Sanya, Hainan Province, China.[3][4][5]

The island is located in Sanya Bay, and is 1,250 metres (4,100 ft) long by 350 metres (1,150 ft) wide and covers a total area of 393,825 square metres (4,239,100 sq ft).[6] It is connected the shore by a 395-metre bridge.

The project's program was developed by Leisure Quest International (USA) as was the development's Conceptual Design and Master Plan. The development was sold in 2006 to a Shanghai Developer. The design development of the project was undertaken by Beijing architectural firm MAD Studio, who won the contract in 2007,[3] total investment in the project exceeds 3 billion RMB (approximately $464 million).[4] It is due for completion in 2014.[6]

Prices of luxury residential units on Phoenix Island range from 50,000 RMB to 100,000 RMB per square metre, (approximately $7,700 to $15,400 USD), comparable to high-end properties in Beijing and Shanghai.[4] There has been recent reporting that property values are decreasing as businessmen and officials seek to sell off properties.[7]


The island will be divided into eight main sections, and will include:[4]

  • 200-meter-high[5] signature seven-star hotel
  • Five-star hotel
  • Five 28-storey buildings
  • Six luxury apartment buildings
  • Conference centre
  • Ferry terminal[3]
  • Harbour for cruise ships
  • Marina with 150 - 300 yachts berths
  • Yacht clubhouse
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping complex
  • Shopping street
  • Sports and recreational area
  • Theme park

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Reclaiming land from the sea evokes concerns". Retrieved 2011-07-07. 
  2. ^ "Phoenix Island: the Oriental Dubai". Retrieved 2011-07-07. 
  3. ^ a b c "Phoenix Island // Sanya // China // MAD". archiCentral. Retrieved 2011-07-07. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Sanya Phoenix Island Opening Soon!, News". Retrieved 2011-07-07. 
  5. ^ a b "Sanya Phoenix Island Luxury Resort Condos and Apartments". Property Hainan. 2010-08-27. Retrieved 2011-07-07. 
  6. ^ a b "MAD architects: phoenix island". Retrieved 2011-07-07. 
  7. ^ Hancock, Tom (Feb 27, 2013). "China’s Dubai rapidly turning into deserted island". Taipei Times. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 

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Coordinates: 18°14′33″N 109°29′25″E / 18.242401°N 109.490354°E / 18.242401; 109.490354