Tuesday, April 14, 2015
The End of the Earth @ Sanya 天涯海角
Next stop after our trip to West Island - The End of the Earth (天涯海角).
Before we came on the trip, our Hainanese clansmen said if we did not visit this famous tourist attraction "The End of the Earth", we are considered not to have visited Hainan Island. OK, we put it on our itinerary.
Entrance fee 105 RMB per person (peak season 1 Oct - 30 April ). Train ride 15 RMB per person. We exit in 40 minutes.
Busloads and busloads of Chinese tourists arrive. There are queues to buy tickets, long queue to ride the train, but no queue for taking photos of the famous rocks.
You can wait until you are covered with cobwebs and no one will allow you some space for a picture, so I had to include the strangers in my pictures.
The scorching sun was baking us alive. We brought our own bottled water, sparing ourselves from being "slaughtered" by the hawkers.
Not going to post pictures of ugly behaviours of the Chinese tourists. There are signs everywhere to warn visitors against littering and climbing on rocks (dangerous because of the slippery surfaces)... but they do it anyway. :D
Driver Xiao Yu asked if I enjoyed the attraction. I told him there are only rocks. He laughed and said that's what you paid to see. He disclosed : ALL tour agencies must include this in their itinerary or else their license will not be renewed. -_-""
Been there, done that...... I went to The End of the Earth.