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Transportation in Sanya
By QUEST | 6/16/2015 2:31:12 AM

bus line- English name, Chinese Pinyin & character,bus no.
Sanya Railway station (Sanya huo che zhan)三亚火车站:4,5,10,20,22,30
Sanya General Bus Station(Sanya qiche zongzhan)三亚汽车总站:1,2,5,7,8,10,16, 23
Yalong Bay(yalong wan) 亚龙湾: 15,24,25,27,29
Dadonghai Bay(Dadonghai wan)大东海湾: 2,4,8,15,17,18,19,25,28,29
Sanya Bay(Sanya Wan)三亚湾: 7,8, 15,20,25,26,27,32
Haitang Bay(Haitang Wan)海棠湾: 23,28,29,33
Nanshan Temple (Nanshan si)南山寺: 16,21,25,29
Airport bus line: Phoenix Airport (feng huang jichang)凤凰机场----> Binhai road(binhai lu)(滨海路)---->Jiefang road(jiefang lu) 解放路---->Bus station (qiche zongzha)汽车总站
Bus no.8: Phoenix Airport Airport (feng huang jichang)凤凰机场---->Sanya Bay Resort(Sanya wan dujia cun) 三亚湾度假村----> Haiyue Square (Haiyue guang chuang 海月广场---->Bus station(qiche zongzha)汽车总站----> 1st market (di yi shichang) 第一市场 ---->luhuitou square(luhuitou guangchuang)鹿回头广场--> Dadong hai square(Dadong hai guangchuang) 大东海广场
Bus no.27: Phoenix Airport (feng huang jichang)凤凰机场---->Sanya Bay Resort (Sanya wan dujia cun) 三亚湾度假村----> Haiyue Square(Haiyue guang chuang 海月广场---->Jiyang town (jiyang zhen) 吉阳镇----> Yalong Bay railway station(yalong wan huoche zhan) 亚龙湾火车站---> Yalong bay centre square (yalong wan zhongxin guangchuang)亚龙湾 中心广场--> Yalong bay underwater world (yalong wan haidi shijie) 亚龙湾海底世界
Bus no.32: Phoenix Airport(feng huang jichang)凤凰机场----Sanya Bay New City (Sanya wan xin cheng)三亚湾新城 --- Haiyue Square(Haiyue guang chuang 海月广场----railway station ( huoche zhan) 火车站---> Sanya College (Sanya xue yuan) 三亚学院
Bus no.33: Phoenix Airport(feng huang jichang)凤凰机场---->Duty free(mianshui guangchuang)----> Sheraton Hotel(xilaideng jiudian)喜来登酒店---->Hilton hotel (xi erdun jiu dian ) 希尔顿酒店----> Kempinski hotel (kaibinsiji jiu dian)凯宾斯基酒店--> Haitang Square (haitang guangchuang) 海棠光创

Can a physician diagnose what is wrong within minutes?
By EDYHARTO | 10/6/2011 11:57:52 PM

Most tours to Chinese cities come with a visit to a medical shop. The program would include an exhibition of red hot iron chain being held by a demonstrator who later use a white cream to apply and presto, his hands are none the worse. And of course the usual `free leg massage' by masseurs and `free diagnosis' by white-robe Chinese physicians.

The free leg massage is really free, so usually, the tourist would give a small tip to the masseurs for their efforts. But really what the masseurs did was to elicit some vital information from you for the Chinese physicians.

Apparently the Chinese physicians must have some medical knowledge. They are able to tell you the symptoms of the latent illness we are suffering from...Whilst in Beijing we were led to this big clinic of an established Chinese physician. Diagnosed, usually with liver problems, we were told to buy Chinese medicine for six months for a full cure - the cost, an astronomical S$2000. If we say we don't have the money, then the period for taking the medication could be lessened to a week, costing only a few hundred dollars. All of us did not buy the medicine and the Chinese tour guide was infuriated! That was that.

In Zhuhai, the same modus operandi was practised and two of our group bought two handful of Chinese herbs, said to thin the blood. The 'patient' have to take the medication for six months. And he nearly died. Because he took the Chinese medication, he forgot the medication for his hypertension. One morning, he fainted
and was taken to hospital. Luckily he survived to tell the tale.

Then in Hainan Island, we have this couple who was diagnosed with liver problem. The physician used `qigong' to bring out the `bad' blood of the man and he brought back six months of Chinese herbs. The score - S$2000 which he used his credit card to pay. His wife was also diagnosed with the same problem. She paid about S$1500 for taking our the `bad' blood and also the Chinese herbs.

My question: is it possible for Chinese physician to diagnose what is wrong with our body within minutes?

albie from down under
By KIWILETLOOSE | 2/8/2010 9:43:26 PM

Hello out there. Just arrived in Haikou and wondering if I could get some tips about moving around Haikou. I'd like to do tours that may include English but don't want tto spend an arm and a leg or get ripped off? Not that I'm expecting that but wonder if anyone here has any hints?
I'm on holiday for a 12 days and although with my partner bothe expats, she is with family and I'd like to use the time wisely?

Hope for some tips and look forward to chatting more on this site.

Kia Ora Albie & Jenny

The Beach in Sanya
By CALLMECLAUDE | 1/12/2009 8:00:31 PM

Nice place to be. Booming city and lot of Buses, taxi, moto-taxi etc...

Buses is the best way to travel in Sanya follow by the moto-taxi, taxi cab always charge a fix rate.

Also when shopping always bargain. You can same almost 40% if not more.

bring your own sunblock
By JANSKU | 7/14/2007 10:12:54 PM

4 words for a sanya visitor: bring your own sunblock. Local brands really don't work (i'm all red now...) and western brands are 1) really hard to find 2) unbelievably expensive when found.

This will get you salivating!!!!
By JABAROOTOO | 1/30/2007 7:01:26 AM

I can't wait to try this and if you're travelling to Sanya in the coming months you may also be interested in somewhere to get a great feed.

The "Mediterranea" offers authentic food from the mediterranean: Italian pizza and pasta, Spanish tapas, Greek grilled meat and barbeque fish, Arabic sauces and spices, and Turkish desserts...

It also has choice of vegetarian dishes and a non-smoking area.

Address: Hainan Island, Sanya City, Xi He Xi Road, Mediterranea restaurant
Tel: +86 0898 88252548
Fax: +86 0898 88255007

Watch the food menu for Prices!!
By MARTINHSK | 1/9/2007 9:20:41 AM

We were in group of 4 traveling with local guide at Hainan, near a place called Bo Ao - checking out the small local food cafe by the river. Look ordinary & backdated house with slightly poor hygiene. When we order for simple seafood meal for 4 persons includes prawns, crabs (no lobster) plus some local veggies, failing to "negotiate" & pay off early before a meal, the bill came up to RMB1,767.00 equivalent to SGD353.00. That is more than a seafood meal at a low end 5-star hotel in Singapore. Its totally rip off...

Sanya Hilton @ Yalong Bay
By BIRDIEJK | 7/10/2006 12:27:45 AM

For a romantic get-away and to indulge in pure pampering plus a world of gastronomic delights, stay at the new Hilton Sanya Resort & Spa. Its on the magnificent Yalong Bay with pristine beaches and crystal clear waters.

Hilton Sanya Resort & Spa
Yalong Bay National Resort District
Sanya, China
Tel 86 (898) 8858 8888
Fax 86 (898) 8858 8588

Hilton Reservations Worldwide
800 820 0600 (toll-free in China)
resort at 0898 8858 8888

Promo: 1 Mar - 30 Jun 06
RMB2998 nett weekend/weekday
(2 nites in Bay Rm Scenic View - not seaview), daily breakfast for 2 pax PLUS 2 Yalong Bay Golf Club green fee coupons OR 2 sessions of aromatherapy at the Spa Retreat OR one of each)

[check out their promos if this offer has lapsed]

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