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Profile of Tianya district

Print Updated: 2019-04-29

Tianya district was officially established on Jan 2, 2015. It is located in central and western Sanya, and is included in such national strategies as the “Belt and Road Initiative”, Exploration of the South Sea, Seed Industry Silicon Valley, and Winter Vegetable Basket Project.

The district is home to many landmarks such as Tianya Haijiao, also called the end of the earth, a popular palm forest in the Sanya Bay area, and West Island.

It also has new scenic spots like the "The Red Detachment Women" (Hongse Niangzijun), a large-scale live performance with local landscape as the backdrop, the Dream Water Paradise, the TUS Ice and Snow Paradise, as well as many other well-known resort areas.

The district’s Fenghuang International Airport ranks 18th in the country for annual passenger flow. The Asian top-notch Sanya international cruise home port and yacht harbor are also located in the district.

Tianya district is immersed in diversified tourist cultures. For example, “West Island Women Militia Culture” was highly praised by the late chairman Mao Zedong; “Tianya Cuture” as Sanya’s landmark culture, and “Culture of Danjia Fishing Village” that describes Sanya’s rise from a fishing village to tourist city.

It has 38 public primary and secondary schools and kindergartens, and three private primary and secondary schools and 78 private kindergartens (43 are registered).

Tianyan district has made efforts and taken measures to make up for its disadvantages.

It has:

(1) Pushed Party-building work to a new level by multiple measures

(2) Concentrated on accelerating industrial structure adjustment. By virtue of comparison advantages, Tianya district developed the eight industries of tourism, modern agriculture, airport economy, conferences and exhibitions, commerce and trade, fishery, culture and real estate, enabling the industrial structure to be optimized continually and the gross economic output to grow.

 (3) Carried out “Double Repair” plan targeting ecological and environmental protection 

 (4) Made every effort to promote the construction of key projects

 (5) Made every effort to help enhance people’s sense of acquisition

 (6) Tried every means to address social concerns and difficult problems

Currently, Tianya district is gearing up to become an overall well-off society active in a key phase of economic transformation and a period of prominent opportunities and challenges. It will continue to tackle difficulties, and make more achievements in those key projects to effectively facilitate Sanya’s positioning as a world class costal city.

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