Tianya Haijiao (Chinese: 天涯海角; pinyin: Tiānyá Hǎijiǎo; literally: "Edges of the heaven, corners of the sea") is a popular resort in the southern part of Hainan province, People's Republic of China. It is located 24 kilometres (15 mi) to the west of Sanya's municipal region.
The venue is considered the southernmost point of China's land area despite the fact that Jinmu Cape actually is. It is for this reason that it is a popular sightseeing destination for tourists, as well as the fact that, on clear days, various islets are visible.
In Chinese literature, the cape is mentioned in many famous poems, such as "I will follow you to Tian-Ya-Hai-Jiao", which means the couple will never be separated. Therefore, many newlyweds spend part of their honeymoon visiting the place.
Popular tourist attractions
- The Rocks of Sun and Moon (日月石) are two boulders near hundreds of other uniquely shaped rocks. Here the "Sun" refers to "husband" and the "Moon" refers to "wife". Looking from the distance, they resemble a couple entwined to each other but they are in fact separate rocks.
- Southern Heaven Rock (南天一柱), a boulder near the Rock of Sun and Moon, with a famous poem of Fan Yun-Ti (范雲梯) inscribed on its top.
- Tian-Ya Cliff (天涯), with an inscription by Cheng Zhe on the top.
- Pre-Historic Shell Museum
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- Hainan Government Travel portal (Chinese), the English site is currently under construction.
- Government Travel instructions (Chinese)
- Information for Travellers (Chinese)
- Hainan Island Blog (English)