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Luhuitou Peninsula(Deer turns its head)
  • Luhuitou, located about 5 kilometers north of Sanya, is a peninsula in the Sanya Bay. The name Luhuitou (a deer turning its head back) comes from a very moving love story.
    A long time ago, a tyrant wanted a pair of hairy deer horns, so he forced a young Li hunter named Ahei to hunt for deer on the mountains. One time, when Ahei was hunting, he saw a

    beautiful spotted deer chased by a panther. He shot the panther with his arrow and chased after the deer for nine days and nine nights. After passing 99 hills, they finally arrived at the Coral Cliff of Sanya. The deer was trapped and can only jump into the sea to escape from Ahei. As Ahei prepares to shoot the deer, the deer suddenly changed into a beautiful girl. Ahei and the girl fell in love, married, and established their family. From then on, this hill was called Luhuitou. Today, on the top of the Luhuitou, there is a charming park along with a huge sculpture about 9 meters long, 4.9 meters wide and 12 meters high, which was built to honor this legend. The city is also nicknamed "Deer City".

    Standing on the top of Luhuitou hill, you can see the vast sea, the rolling mountains and downtown Sanya. Inside the Park, there are winding paths, white wave-listening pavilion, Halley's Comet observation station, red Guanghai kiosk, and the lover's island, Deer House, Monkey Mountain, Turtle's Heaven, Hut of Li People, and the Immortal Pond.You can also taste the famous red coconut, a special kind of coconut in this area.