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Profile of Tianya district

Print english.sanya.gov.cn Updated: 2023-03-17

Tianya district was established on Jan 2, 2015. Located in central and western Sanya, the jurisdiction area of Tianya district is 939.8 square kilometers, accounting for 49 percent of the city's total area. As of the end of 2021, the registered population of the district was 215,200, while its permanent resident population was 280,700.

The district is home to many landmarks like West Island and Tianya Haijiao, which is also known as the End of the Earth.


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

Tianya Haijiao Scenic Spot. [Photo/IC]

The district's Sanya Phoenix International Airport ranks 18th in the country for annual passenger flow. Sanya International Cruise Home Port and its 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 Culture" is recognized as Sanya's landmark culture, and "Culture of Danjia Fishing Village" describes Sanya's rise from a fishing village to a tourist city.


Currently, Tianya district is gearing up to become an overall well-off society that is active in a key phase of economic transformation, as well as 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 coastal city.

In 2022, Tianya district's GDP saw a year-on-year decrease of 4.5 percent. Its general public budget revenue for the year decreased by 4.5 percent,  its investment in fixed assets decreased by 11.5 percent, and its total retail sales of consumer goods decreased by 6.5 percent.

In 2022, the per capita disposable income of urban permanent residents was about 47,700 yuan, up 0.2 percent, and that of the rural permanent residents was about 20,600 yuan, up 2.5 percent.

Seaside buildings in Tianya district. [Photo/WeChat account: sytpb_]

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