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Nanwan Monkey Island

 Sanya Attractions

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Introduction to Nanwan Monkey Island (南湾猴岛)

Situated south of Lingshui County, 1 hour driving from Sanya, Nanwan Monkey Island is the only tropical island-type nature reserve for macaques in China. The island boasts of so many special sites, such as the 2138-meter longest transoceanic ropeway in China, the charming coconut palms, the enchanting sand beach, and the unique fishing rafts by the bank, as well as being the monkeys' paradise. The island is one of the best things to do in Sanya.  

The nature reserve has more than 2000 monkeys now. Because of the wild environment, the variety of plants and fruits, and numerous grottos, the island is regarded as the perfect paradise for monkeys. Also because of the good management, the island is very neat and clean. Guides all wear uniforms, and are always courteous.

After admiring the wonderful vistas of the monkey island, you can enjoy yourself with a special seafood meal on the fishing rafts that is famous as 'the street on the sea'. Not only the delicious food but also the excellent service given by the local Hainan fishermen will leave you with an unforgettable impression. Nanwan Monkey Island is 40 minutes from Yalong Bay, 60 minutes from Sanya Bay, 50 minutes from Dadonghai. 

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Xincun Town, Lingshui County, Hainan Island

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Main Sights

29 macaque groups and over 2,000 macaques, natural bathing beach, lush forests, colorful coral reef systerms

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Travel Information

Opening Hours: 8:00AM~5:00PM

Admission Fee: 163 Yuan (tram rail included)

Visiting Time: 2~4 hours

Best Time to Visit: end of October to February

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Take Lingshui-Xincun Special Line from Lingshui County to get off at terminal and walk for about 300 meters to the tram rail of Monkey Island, cost 5 Yuan.

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Travel Tips 

1. Avoid wearing red in case of being greeted with envy and attack by female monkeys.

2. Don't be scared and screaming if a monkey jump onto your shoulder, you just need to spread out your hands to show no food left.

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