Shopping in Sanya
best things to take home from Sanya are definitely sea products.
Surrounded by the sea on three sides, this is an ideal place to pick up
some pretty shell or coral based decorations and jewelry.
Bear in mind however, that this is
essentially a tourist destination and prices may be higher than one
would expect to pay elsewhere in China. Seawater pearls are particularly
gorgeous here, and widely available in tourist shops and from traders
across the island. The night market around the harbor in Sanya, oozes
with atmosphere and bargains galore!
Take some time to stroll around here, soak
up the smells and sounds and browse the fantastic collection of goods
for sale here. Crystal also makes a pretty souvenir. In Sanya city, the
major shopping districts are the Dadonghai and Tianya Haijiao districts
and there are a few good places on Jiefang Rd. Good shops to consider
are the Jingrun Pearl Shop, Yanglan Crystal Shop and the Guobin
1. The mementos of hotel or shop are more expensive than that of the
stalls. However if you buy them with the peddlers, first of all you
should know how to haggle with them. In Yalong Bay Square there is a
seashell market where the peddlers will show you many kinds of seashell
which are very expensive.
2. Usually peddlers get together in the End of the World. They will try
their best to persuade you to buy their goods. If you don't want to buy
anything, leave them as far as possible or refuse them decidedly at the
very beginning and then do not respond them any more. But if you are
fond of some, you'd better learn how to cut the price from the tenth
first and never give the final price higher than the quarter of total
3.When you buy the crystal or pearl, you should pay more attention to
4.Generally, the handiwork of coconut is sold in stationary stalls. You
can go to the city centre to select some.
5.Do not buy the coral or turtle. They are strictly prohibited to sell.
is commonly known as the "stone flower of the sea" in Hainan
due to the spectacular color and elegant shape of the coral found here.
Corals of various color are used together
with shells and other natural products according to traditional
techniques used in Bonzai. Bonzai (contrary to popular western
conception) is in fact the arrangement of objects, in this case coral,
and not, a type of tree!
Coral Bonzai of Hainan is a good choice to buy as a souvenir.
Crystal from Hainan is arguably the best in
China. Chiarman Mao's coofin in Beijing was built with Hainan
The luminous natural material is not only
made into various kinds of jewels including necklaces, brooches and
earrings, but apparently has medicinal benefits!
pearls are famous for their huge size and colorful surface compared to
freshwater pearls which are more commonly found throughout China.
The biggest seawater pearls have a diameter
of 1.5 cm.
These unique pearls are not only used to
make various jewels including necklaces, rings, brooches and earrings,
but also made into beautiful pearl decoration.
What's more, pearl powder is traditionally
used by Chinese women as a secret treatment to help maintain youth and