Chinese Name: 鹿回头山顶公园 Pronunciation: Lùhuítóu Shāndǐng GōnyYuán
Building Time: 1989
Suggested Visiting Hours: 1-3 Hours
Park Area: About 828,800 square meters
Opening Hours: 09:00-22:30 (Note: Ticket office closes at 22:00.)
Address: Luhuitou Peninsula, Southwest of Sanya, Hainan Province, China
Admission Ticket Fare
(May 1st – September 30th)
( October 1st – April 30th)
(19-59 yrs. old)
(7-18 yrs. old)
(60-69 yrs. old)
Note: Sight-seeing car (double-way) is 15 yuan for per person.
Ticket Free of Charge Policy
1. Children under 6 years old (including) with valid certificate or below 1.2 meters are free of charge.
2. Seniors over 70 years old (including) with valid certificates are free of charge.
Note: The above policy is only applicable to admission fee.
Brief Introduction of Luhuitou Park
Sculpture of Deer
Luhuitou Park, located in Luhuitou Peninsula, was opened in 1989 with an area of 828,800 square meters. There are five mountain peaks in the park and the highest altitude of the peaks is 181 meters.
The park is surrounded by the sea on three sides and adjacent to the downtown area of Sanya on one side. It is the place with commanding height for surveying the sea and watching the sunrise and sunset. It is also the only good place to have a panoramic view of Sanya City.
Luhuitou Park is famous for its sculpture of deer. Standing on the top of Luhuitou Park, you can see the East Island and West Island in the South China Sea. Luhuitou is a theme park with equal emphasis on love culture and ecology.
It is also the core area of Sanya urban forest vegetation nature reserve, belonging to the ecological type of evergreen tropical monsoon forest.
The park is very rich in plant species, with many national and Hainan endemic species.
Amazing Sights You Should Not Miss in Luhuitou Park
The Sculpture of Luhuitou
The Sculpture of Luhuitou
The name Luhuitou, which means “the deer turning its head back”, is derived from a touching love legend.
In ancient times, a handsome young hunter of Li nationality, with a red scarf on his head and a bow and arrows in his hands, climbed over 99 mountains and 99 rivers from Wuzhi Mountain to the South China Sea to catch up with the deer. Under the Coral Cliff ahead is the boundless sea, where there is no way to go.
The deer stopped suddenly and looked back on the cliff. The deer’s eyes are clear and beautiful, sad, and emotional. The young hunter was about to put down his bow and arrows, suddenly, the fire flashed, and the smoke soared into the air. The deer turned its head back and turned into a beautiful girl walking toward the hunter. They fell in love at first sight. Soon after, they got married and settled down. After generations of efforts, they have developed coral cliff into a beautiful farm. From then on, this romantic hill was called “Luhuitou”.
“Luhuitou” sculpture is built according to this beautiful love legend of Li Nationality in Hainan. It is 15 meters high, the highest sculpture in Hainan Island, and is the landmark sculpture of Sanya. Therefore, Sanya also called “Lucheng”.
A park, called Luhuitou Park, has been constructed in the area around the statue. The park contains the white Tingchao Pavilion (a pavilion for listening to the tide), the Observation Station for Halley’s Comet, the romantic Lover Island, and Monkey Hill and other attractions.
Luhuitou Park is not only a romantic place, but also a lush and natural scenery spot covered with deciduous trees and plants. There are dozens of rare animals and more than 500 plants, including more than 100 national and provincial protected plants.
As the only peak park in Hainan, Luhuitou is also the best place to view the sea and enjoy the coastal city scenery in South China. The opening of the lighting system makes the park more charming. It is the ideal place to spend a winter vacation in China.
Carved Stone--“Love At First Sight”
Love At First Sight Carved Stone
Standing next to the parking lot in Luhuitou Park, the carved stone was inscribed by general Zhang Aiping, former Minister of Defense. The front of the stone carving faces the deer sculpture and the highway, and the back faces a panoramic view of Sanya.
In particular, you can have a close view of the magnificent scenery of the river mouth and sea entrance, besides, you can also enjoy the scenery of Luhuitou Square. The “Love At First Sight” here can express love for the lover, love for the great rivers and mountains of the motherland, and love for the beautiful scenery of Sanya.
The Huge Stone in Luhuitou Park
Huge Carved Stone
On the top of Luhuitou Mountain, there is a huge stone, one in half. Half stands proudly on the top of the mountain, and half lies flat at the foot, stretching out into the sea. The locals call it the Companion Stone.
It is said that a woman usually stood at the top of the mountain to wait for her lover who went to hunt and gradually she turned into a standing stone. After her lover came back, he ran to the top of the mountain after knowing that, knelt beside the girl’s stone, and vowed to depend on each other. Therefore, he turned into a flat stone, hoping that when his lover was tired, she could rest on him as her companion.
Ways to Get to Luhuitou Park
Take bus 26, Bus Line 1 or Line 3 of Sanya Phoenix International Airport and get off at Luhuitou Park station.
Chinese: 请带我去鹿回头山顶公园。English: Please take me to Luhuitou Park.
If you go to Luhuitou Park from Sanya Phoenix International Airport, it takes about 50 minutes(about 60 yuan).
If you go to Luhuitou Park from the center of Sanya (JW Marriott Hotel Sanya), it takes about 6 minutes (about 10 yuan).
If you go to Luhuitou Park from Sanya Railway Station, it takes about 30 minutes (about 40 yuan).