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Profile of Tianya district

Print english.sanya.gov.cn Updated: 2022-03-03

Tianya district was established on Jan 2, 2015. Located in central and western Sanya, the jurisdiction area of Tianya district is 939.8 square kilometers, accounting for 49 percent of the city's total area. As of the end of 2021, the registered population of the district was 215,200, while its permanent resident population was 280,700.

The district is home to many landmarks like West Island and Tianya Haijiao, which is also known as the End of the Earth.


It also has new scenic spots like the "The Red Detachment of Women," a large-scale live performance with the local landscape as the backdrop, the Dream Water Paradise, the TUS Ice and Snow Paradise, as well as many other well-known resort areas.

Tianya Haijiao Scenic Spot. [Photo/english.aitianya.cn]

The district's Sanya Phoenix International Airport ranks 18th in the country for annual passenger flow. Sanya International Cruise Home Port and its yacht harbor are also located in the district.


Tianya district is immersed in diversified tourist cultures. For example, West Island "Women Militia Culture" was highly praised by the late chairman Mao Zedong, "Tianya Culture" is recognized as Sanya's landmark culture, and "Culture of Danjia Fishing Village" describes Sanya's rise from a fishing village to a tourist city.


Currently, Tianya district is gearing up to become an overall well-off society that is active in a key phase of economic transformation, as well as a period of prominent opportunities and challenges. It will continue to tackle difficulties and make more achievements in those key projects to effectively facilitate Sanya's positioning as a world class coastal city.

In 2021, Tianya district achieved a regional GDP of 25.02 billion yuan ($3.96 billion), a year-on-year increase of 11.6 percent, accounting for 30 percent of the city's total GDP. The added value of its primary industry was 3.31 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 5 percent, while the added value of its secondary industry was 2.85 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 5 percent, and that of its tertiary industry was 18.87 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 13.8 percent. Its general public budget revenue for the year was 1.89 billion yuan, an increase of 29.4 percent. In addition, its consumer price index (CPI) increased by 0.4 percentage points from the previous year and was controlled within the annual expected target of 3.5 percent.

Seaside buildings in Tianya district. [Photo/WeChat account: sytpb_]

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