Pics: Explore Sanya's hot spot - Houhai Village

By Sun Chengnuo / / Updated: 00:18,15-August-2021

On the afternoon of August 11, a yoga class was held at Yomovo Hostel in Houhai, Sanya, in southern Hainan Island. Now there are more than a hundred hostels like Yomovo in Houhai, which is located in Tenghai Community, Haitang District, Sanya, close to Wuzhizhou island, which lies just off the coast to the north. This small fishing village, once hidden between the mountains and the sea, is home to more than 600 Tanka fishermen who spend most their lives on board their boats and make their living from the sea. Houhai is like the "back garden" of the sea, with clear waters covering a flat, shallow, sandy seafloor that extends hundreds meters into the bay before dropping off into the deeps. Locals call it the "Xanadu" of Sanya.

In recent years, Sanya has carried out a program to develop the beauty of the countryside, optimizing the area by improving the local living environment, upgrading public service facilities and infrastructure, promoting the development of rural industries, and raising the income of rural residents, creating a stunning new image for Hainan’s countryside. Taking advantage of the unique geographical conditions, the locals combined Houhai's tourism potential with sports and cultural industries, opening surf clubs, hostels, homestays, and other specialized businesses, and attracting many visitors to surf, dive, and check the area out, thus making the fishing village an "Internet celebrity".




Surfers in Houhai,Sanya on Aug.11/Photo by Sha Xiaofeng

 




Taking a photo in Houhai,Sanya on Aug.11/Photo by Sha Xiaofeng

 



Surfers in Houhai,Sanya on Aug.11/Photo by Sha Xiaofeng

 



Taking a photo in Houhai,Sanya on Aug.11/Photo by Sha Xiaofeng

 


On the afternoon of August 11, a yoga class was held at Yomovo Hostel in Houhai, Sanya / Photo by Sha Xiaofeng

 



Visitors in Houhai, Sanya on Aug. 11 / Photo by Sha Xiaofeng

 



A hair braiding business on the street in Houhai / Photo by Sha Xiaofeng

 



A speedboat inscribes an arc in Houhai, Sanya on Aug. 11 / Photo by Sha Xiaofeng

 


 
Surfers in Houhai,Sanya on Aug.11/Photo by Sha Xiaofeng

 


A bird’s eye view of Houhai, Sanya on Aug. 11 / Photo by Sha Xiaofeng

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