Buses from Sanya leave from the main bus station (三亚车站) approximately every 30 minutes – 1hr, and cost 23RMB (2015), taking 2-2.5hrs to arrive at Wuzhishan. The first bus leaves at 7:30am amd the last bus back to Sanya at 6:30pm. You can buy tickets online at www.0898hq.com (Chinese only)
Motorcycle taxis are ubiquitous and easy to flag down. None of them are licensed. They will take you most places in the city for about ¥2. Auto taxis hang about by the bus station, and most don’t have meters. They seem to charge about ¥10 or less for a trip within the city.
Just walk around the town and its surroundings. The scenery is beautiful, and the town has an interesting market section, though it does resemble market sections in a lot of other small Chinese towns. Walking or motorbiking on the road past the Wuzhishan Shanguan (see below) takes you quickly into quite rustic quarters. You can then deviate off the road onto one of the small footpaths that leads out into the jungle. Try to get back to the main road before dark, as it can be easy to get lost on these paths.
- Hainan Nationalities Museum. (closed until sometime in 2016 – being rebuilt) Free museum about Hainan Minorities, lots of information in English. From the bus station turn right, walk about 15m and turn right at a street that goes up a hill, take right at first street, you will see some old shops and apartments on that street, walk past those and museum will be on your right. Opens at 9AM.