Marvel at China’s stunning Red Beach

Posted on 18 August 2020

China is home to a wide variety of natural wonders, including Zhangjiajie’s ‘Floating’ Peaks, the Tiger Leaping Gorge on the Yangtze River, and the Yarlung Tsangpo Canyon near Mount Kailash. Another breathtaking wonder that can be added to this list is the stunning Red Beach, located in the city of Panjin in China’s Liaoning province.

The reason this particular region in China turns a dark shade of red is because it is situated in one of the biggest wetlands in the world. Due to its location, a species of suaeda or ‘seepweed’ is able thrive while absorbing high levels of saline from the surrounding waters. As it slowly absorbs the saline water, the suaeda change from their regular green colour into a magnificent shade of red, which usually takes place during autumn, according to the Smithsonian Magazine.

Each year, around two million tourists and locals flock to the Red Beach to marvel at the never-ending sea of red suaeda. Aside from the uniquely coloured beach, the area is also home to over 260 species of birds, according to Travel and leisure.

If you intend on visiting the Red Beach, your timing will need to be impeccable. China Daily suggests that you visit the beach during the month of October. Before autumn, the suaeda will still be maturing, and it will not be the deep shade yet. If however you visit too late, the year’s crop might have already died off.



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