HAIKOU, October 3. /TASS/. About 65,000 tourists celebrated the seventy-second anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in Hainan's Sanya, reported Nanguo Dushibao.
According to the news outlet, on October 1, when residents of China are actively celebrating this important date by organizing numerous events, the occupancy rate of local hotels exceeded 60% on average, which is ten percentage points higher than the day before. The same indicator for hotels located on the seashore and in popular tourist areas exceeded 76%. Despite the fact that there has been no case of coronavirus infection on Hainan for a long time, the authorities maintain enhanced epidemiological control measures. In particular, when visiting shops, parks and other places crowded with people, a "health code" is obligatory.
As in previous years, diving is very popular among the Sanya visitors. This weekend, scuba divers filmed various patriotic videos, including the deployment of the national flag, in order to "express their sincere feelings towards their homeland through the depths of the sea." Among other notable clips made by divers in honor of the achievements of China is a video simulating the landing of Chinese cosmonauts on the moon.
"With the assistance of Hainan's branch of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, we invited tourists to make free trips to the reefs and take part in the planting of corals," said a representative of the resort area on Wuzhishan Island, which is located near the coastline of Sanya and is known in China as a favorite vacation spot for underwater swimming enthusiasts.
On October 1, thousands of China's residents gathered on the beaches of Sanya to celebrate the Day of the People's Republic of China on the shore. Many of them performed revolutionary songs and dances from the founding of New China, as well as contemporary patriotic pieces.
Sanya is a leading Chinese resort with more than a million people according to the 2021 census. The average annual air temperature in this city is 25.4 degrees Celsius, and the length of the coastline exceeds 200 km. In the adjacent water area, there are 19 bays and about 40 islands suitable for recreation. All this allows the local administration to successfully develop yacht tourism and beach holidays.