|At a Glance|
|What is Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park? A tropical park on a mountain above Yalong Bay.|
|Price: $$$ – ¥150 plus optional extras inside|
|Opening Hours: 7:30 to 18:00|
|Insider Tips: Avoid during public holidays. No drones allowed. Hike top to bottom.|
|Address: 665 Yalongwan Road, Yalong Bay National Tourism Resort, Sanya City|
About Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park
Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park is a beautiful, but touristy jungle parkland situated on a mountain overlooking the ocean 25km southeast of Sanya on China’s Hainan Island.
The partially landscaped tropical park is home to a variety of gardens, lakes, pools and lush rainforest.
The Park is home to a large variety of tropical plants which attract a wide range of local wildlife.
There are also many tourist attractions and adventurous activities on offer within the park such as a rope bridge crossing a large ravine and a glass-bottomed bridge.
The top of the park has a large selection of restaurants, kiosks and craft shops as well as magnificent views out across Yalong Bay.
There are four major points of interest, each reachable by shuttle bus which is included in the price of a ticket (see below).
Attractions Inside the Park
- Landscaped Chinese Gardens
- Rare Orchid Display
- Rope Bridge
- Glass-bottomed Bridge
- Gift Shops
How to Get to Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park
Yalong Bay Tropical Forest Park is 25km from Sanya and is easily reachable by public transport.
Take buses 14, 24, 25 or 27 to the Sinopec Stop next to the park.
If you have hired a car or e-bike then you can drive to the park from Sanya in around 40 minutes and Dadonghai around 30.
A taxi will cost around ¥60 to ¥80.
Yalong Bay Tropical Forest Park Address: 665 Yalongwan Road, Yalongwan National Tourism Resort, Sanya City
Entrance Fee and Opening Hours
- Entrance to the park: ¥150 ($24)
- Rope Bridge: ¥50 ($8)
- Glass Bottomed Bridge: ¥50 ($8)
- Zipline: ¥50 ($8)
- Photographs on the above: ¥20 ($3)
- Opening Hours: 07:30 to 18:00
Foreiner Entry and Covid Precautions
All non-Chinese visitors will need to provide a passport to gain entry. Your temperature will be taken before you o in and you will need to provide a green health code by scanning the QR code at the entrance.
Getting Around Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park
The main way to get around Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park is via the free shuttle bus which tops at each area before moving on up and down the mountain.
It is not possible to walk between all areas, however there is a footpath between the orchid garden and the top which consists of around 2 kilometres of wooden steps (optional.
Better to take the bus to the top and hike down rather than the other way around, especially in the heat of summer!
The shuttle bus route is as follows:
Entrance to Flower Garden to Lake
Lake to Rope Bridge
Rope Bridge to Glass Bottomed Bridge
There are clean (squat and western) toilets in each of the four main tourist areas of the park.
There is a shuttle bus that goes up and down the mountain between the four main sections.
There are cafe’s and restuarants at the top of the park.
It is possible to have your photograph taken at some of the attractions to collect later for a fee (¥20).
Restrictions at Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park
There are PLA bases close to the park and as such the use of drones is strictly prohibited. There are also signs warning about photography from the viewing platform at the top, but these signs seem to go unheeded.
Yalong Bay is only two kilometres away and has a large range of hotel and resorts. Check Trip.com for the best hotel deals in China!
If you take Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park for what it is, and that’s a pricey tourist trap with some stunning scenery and pleasant gardens, you will enjoy it. To get the best out of your visit, try and avoid busy times like weekends and national holidays (Golden Week in October, May Bank Holiday and Chinese New Year in particular).
If you are looking for a real rainforest experience with zero commercialism, head instead to Wuzhishan for its dense, untouched jungle.
About this author: Steve Rohan has lived in China for six years. He has lived in the frozen city of Harbin, ancient capital of Luoyang and tropical paradise that is Sanya.
After teaching English for a number of years, he now blogs full time for this site and adventure travel blog thetripgoeson.com.