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End of the Earth

end-of-earth01 The End of the Earth, also called Tianya Haijiao, literally means, "edge of the sky, rim of the sea.".  It is a romantic and beautiful scenic spot, to the west of Sanya City, Hainan Province.

In the days when Hainan was a place of exile, when “the exiled treacherous officials” arrived here, they saw no roads and looked towards the sea, sighing, for this truly seemed to be the ends of the earth.

end-of-earthThe End of the Earth is the most famous tourist spot on Hainan Island. This section of coastline is 26 kilometres from Sanya. Tianya Haijiao means 'the furthermost part of the sky and the sea' in Chinese, suggesting an unattainable place. In the past, Chinese people believed that the sky was round and the earth was square. Therefore, there was definitely a furthermost part of the sky and the earth.

The blue water against the blue sky, a whirling coconut tree forest, and a great number of wonderful stone stands enhances the beauty of the place. It has fishing islands and marine yachts. It attracts thousands of young lovers from every corner of the world.

The End of the Earth Scenic Spot sits on Maling Mountain facing the sea. Walking along the seashore, you will see a stone carved with four characters, Nan Tian Yi Zhu, which means 'a pillar standing in the southern part of the sky' in Chinese. Walking on for a further 500 meters (1600 feet), you will see a stone carved with the characters of Tianya and another stone carved with the characters of Haijiao. There is a romantic Romeo and Juliet story about these two stones.

Besides the three stones, modern facilities can be found such as a shopping center, the Li Ethnic Group Village, and a Celebrity Sculpture. An international wedding festival is celebrated in Tianya Haijiao every year. Around the Mid Autumn Day, there is a Lantern Festival, which adds to the special atmosphere.

The End of the Earth (Tianya Haijiao) is a heaven for people who are head over heals in love, and also an ideal place for people who are deeply in love with the sea. You will definitely have fond memories after visiting this scenic spot.