Towers worth visiting in Sanya

Print Updated: 2019-07-22

The sightseeing tower in East Coast Wetland Park in Sanya, South China's Hainan province, boasts six floors and is 21 meters high, which is able to provide visitors a bird's-eye view of the park. The tower's walls are full of holes of various sizes, allowing visitors to enjoy different views of landscapes as they climb the spiral staircase to the top of the tower. [Photo/sanyarb.com.cn]

The watchtower on the mountaintop of Linchunling Forest Park is an ideal place to get a bird's-eye view of Sanya. It has five floors and is 195.6 meters high. Modeled like an ancient pavilion, the tower is painted with red lacquer, has overhanging eaves, and has been praised for its antique beauty. [Photo/sanyarb.com.cn]
The Tower of the Silk Road in the fishing port in Sanya's Yazhou district is the tallest lighthouse in China, with a height of 95 meters. Sanya had been an important part of the ancient Maritime Silk Road, hence the tower's name. The tower was built in the shape of a zun, a type of Chinese bronze or ceramic wine vessel with a round or square vase-like form. [Photo/sanyarb.com.cn]
Built during the reign of Emperor Xianfeng (1831-61) of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), Yingwang Tower in Sanya has seven floors and is about 15 meters high. Its name bears the meaning of talents thriving due to prosperous education. Located at the bank of the Ningyuan River, the tower is the only surviving ancient tower in the city. [Photo/sanyarb.com.cn]

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