As the only coastal city in West China, Beihai is situated in the southernmost part of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region with Beibu Gulf as neighbor, measuring 20 kilometers long from east to west and 11 kilometers wide from north to south, which was the starting port along ancient marine silk road, and it’s celebrated all over the world as a recreation site now.
Small as it is in size, Beihai is rich in natural scenic spots and cultural heritages, highlighted by Sea Window, Silver Beach and Beihai Old Street.
With an area of 18,100 square meters, Beihai Sea Window is the highlight of Beihai marine culture, which is composed of 16 themed attractions, including Mysterious Sea, Ancient Sea, Time Tunnel, Coral Sea, the Remotest Site of Sea, Fantastic Sea, Sea Resource Hall, Marine Silk Road, Zhenghe’s Travelling to the West, Great Geographical Discovery, Undersea World, Coastal Landscape, Mangrove Forest Ecological Zone, Seashell Culture, South China Pearl Culture and 4D Dynamic Cinema. The sea landscapes are fully showcased by employing acoustic and opto-electronic technology in Beihai Sea Window, making it a comprehensive marine museum that perfectly combines culture, art, high-tech and health-preserving with tourism as one. Beihai Sea Window plays a more and more important role in leading marine fashion, exploring mystery of the sea and disseminating marine culture to the world.
As one of the top 35 attractions in China and the most celebrated beach in Beihai, Silver Beach Scenic Area stretches for 24 kilometers from east to west, which is well-known for its smooth beach, white sands, clear water and soft waves as well as free-from pollution and sharks, and it’s titled “the First Beach in the World” by visitors.
Beihai Old Street dates back to the middle of 19th century and generally refers to Zhongshan Road and Zhuhai Road, where a number of western-style architecture clusters have been successively built by accompany of old Chinese-style buildings, and it fully incorporates western culture into the traditional Chinese culture. On Beihai Old Street display various kinds of baubles featured local flavor are available, including pearl ornaments, shell ornaments, crocodile products and herbal medicines.
In addition, it is wonderful to watch the shining stars by the seaside in a dark night during your Beihai travel, and you’ll doubt that you were in a wonderland while listening to the whispering of sea waves.
Author: Yang Qingwei