With its unique geographic features, Sanya offers every visitor an enduring experience and memory of the sea. Add to that the chance to purchase souvenirs, attractive in both price and quality, and bring them back home. Vendors and emporiums of every size from street stalls to corner shops to hotel boutiques to large department stores in Sanya are stocked with locally-designed clothing, crafts and a wide variety of marine products. Hainan is also famous for coconut juice and coconut products, fresh and dried fruits, coffee, pepper and an assortment of spices. Moreover, people can purchase special merchandise with a local flavor including pearls, jewelry, pearl products, crystal and crystal ware, butterfly specimens, coral, carved coconut handicrafts, candies, dried tropical fruit and dried seafood, in addition to coffee, tea and pepper.
Specialties in Sanya
Pearl Products and Crystal Products
The Nan Pearl produced in Sanya enjoys the highest reputation in the world.
Surrounded by blue water on three sides, Sanya is teeming with distinct seashells that can make wonderful souvenirs and gifts for friends. Oceans of seashells with unique forms and multiple colors, like tiger spots, white jade, swine shells, pearl shells, virgin shells, crown shells, swine ears, and horse hoof can all be found in Sanya. It will be a lovely experience for you to pick up unique and interesting shells along the beautiful beaches.
The selection of coconut products such as coconut sugar, coconut cakes, coconut powder, and coconut butter.
The coffee produced in Sanya is famous for its special raw material – coconut milk.
Dried fruits and Dried Sea Food
Sanya is a paradise for a variety of tropical fruits and sea food, as well as dried fruit and dried sea food.
You can buy the island clothes anywhere on the island, with prices ranging from 10 RMB to several hundred RMB. What matters is not the quality of clothes, but the colorful patterns which can add tropical flavor.
This newly-opened street offers various local products, dining, entertainment, tours, housing, and temporary accommodations.
Mingzhu Plaza is the most comprehensive shopping center in Sanya, with nine floors and a 1,500-square-meter hall. It deals in diverse local products, dining, entertainment, jewelry and cosmetics.
I updated this article on April 20, 2012
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