Why Visit Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park?
Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park is a coastal park located in the World's No.1 Bay - Yalong Bay. It is the closest Natural Forest Oxygen Bar to Sanya downtown and Sanya bays. The park covers a large area of 1,506 hectares. Over 210 high-end villas in unique shape and design are dotted atop the mountains. Featured in well-preserved tropical forest, amazing views of Yalong Bay and plenty of unique jungle activities, Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park is extremely a great place to be visited for those have more than 3 days in Sanya and look for some interesting jungle adventures or so besides the beach and sunshine.
Things to Do at Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park
Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park is mostly proud of its lush rainforest with a variety of tropical plants, flowers and wild birds. Making jungle adventures, trying rainforest activities and admiring the panorama view of Yalong Bay and the surroundings are the best things to do in the park. If you like, you can also stayover night at one of its 210 villas. The whole park can be divided into four sections, and its notable highlights include Glass-bottomed Platform, Dragon Head Ridge, Orchid Valley, Qianli Umbrella, Yalong Bay Earthly Paradise Bird's Nest Resort, etc.
Dragon Rope Bridge
- Separate Charges: CNY 20/pp
- Openning Hours: 8:30-17:30
The famous Chinese movie named If You Are The One makes the amaizng Rope Bridge of Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park widely known by the Chinese and attracts many fans to come and take photos. This 168-kilometer-long bridge is hanging about 10 meters above a ravine with its ends plugged into the lush rainforest, creating unforgatable experience to walk from its one side to another.
- Separate Charges: CNY 98/pp
- Openning Hours: 9:00-18:00
The Glass-bottomed Platform is built by the side of stones atop the mountains. It is also hanging in the air above the tropical trees. While walking on it, you will see the lush plants under your feet. Besides, you will also get broad views of Sanya Bay in front of your eyes, because the plantform is establised facing the bay and sea. The entire platform is 400 meters long.
Orchid Valley is a natural tropical rainforest valley. It is the first spot of the park. If you want to try an in-depth hiking in the park, you must visit this site, because the entrance of trekking trail is hidden there. The in-depth hiking journey needs 2 hours around. Besides that, Orchid Valley itself is also a must-visit for flower lovers. Beautiful tropical flowers are blossming everywhere of the valley.
Tip: If you choose to hike up and down, there is no further need to pay for the sightseeing buses.
Yalong Bay Earthly Paradise Bird's Nest Resort
In the park, there is also a high-end resort, namely Yalong Bay Earthly Paradise Bird's Nest Resort. The resort has altogether 210 villas dotted in the upper region of the rainforest, giving you both fantastic views of Yalong Bay and the park. If you choose to stay overnight at one of its villas, you will get a unique feel of being surrounded by bird and forst.
Tip: Considring the park is in Yalong Bay, where there are plenty of upscale resorts and hotels to choose outside the park, you can also put your eyes on those options if you think Earthly Paradise Bird's Nest Resort charges too much.
Qianli Umbrella marks one of the tallest top of the park. This tiny site is built atop a stone, with steel bars fixed to the stone body. It only allows 20 people or so to stand on its platform every time. If you are lucky to get a place, you will be rewarded with broad panoramas of the surroundings. About several meters below this site is a cliff lake.
How to Plan a Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park Tour?
There are shuttle buses that go up and down the mountain between the four main sections of the park. Once you have booked the bus ticket, you can hop on the bus and get off and on at any stops you like. The first stop is Orchid Valley and the last stop is Glass-bottomed Platform.
The best way to explore the park is to take the bus to the top and hike down rather than the other way around. Besides, you are highly suggested to ride the bus to the top first, or you may be stucked by crowds. After the top sightseeing, you can ride the bus down the mountain and make stops at the middle sites for further exploration. If your energy allows, you can also hike up and down, which takes 2 hours for a single way up. In this case, you have no need to book the bus ticket.
Where is Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park?
Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park is located adjacent the east end of Yalong Bay, with a driving distance of 4 kilometers (10 minutes by car) to Yalong Bay Beach and 18 kilometers (0.5 hour by car) to Sanya downtown.
- Distance to Yalong Bay Beach: 4 kilometers (10 minutes by car)
- Distance to Sanya Downtown: 18 kilometers (0.5 hour by car)
- Distance to Sanya Phoenix International Airport: 30 kilometers (half an hour to one hour by car)
How to Get to Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park?
Usually, visitors get to Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park by taxi or private car. Yalong Bay is close to the park, thus this region is the most convenient place to visit it. However, even though you are in Sanya Bay or the farthest Haitang Bay, you can also ask a taxi to get there.
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Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park Tips
1. The use of drones is strictly prohibited.
2. There are upscale villas inside the park to stay overnight, but the prices may be higher that those resorts outside the park.
3. The entrace of the park is not settled on its south edge that close to Yalong Bay, but its north side that about 4 kilometers from the bay beach.
How to Plan a Sanya Tour
Best Time to Visit Sanya: October ~ Next May
Places to Visit: Various bays, Betelnut Valley, Nanshan Buddhism Cultural Park, Yanoda Rainforest Park
How to Get There: International flights from London, Singapore, Seoul, Jakarta, Moscow, Novosibirsk, etc., and domestic/regional flights from most major cities like Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, etc.
Generally, a Sanya tour can be short or long, and many travelers choose to stay in Sanya for about 4~7 days. We suggest you visit at least one bay for a real "holiday", such as Yalong Bay, Sanya Bay, Dadonghai Bay or Haitang Bay where you can immerse yourself in the relaxing atmosphere by taking a sunbath, strolling on the soft beach, viewing the coastal scenery, etc. It is also available to spend several hours or more time experiencing some watersports. For travelers interested in the primitive nature of tropical forests, Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park or Yanoda Rainforest Park, which needs 0.5~1 day, is worthwhile. Besides, Nanshan Temple (0.5~1 day) with the world’s largest statue of Avalokitesvara - Nanhai Guanyin is also recommended if you have a Buddhist faith or want to appreciate a religious savory. For travelers needing an in-depth tour, Binglanggu is a nice option for local minorities exploration!
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