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Panjin Red Beach, China
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The Red Beach is located in the Liaohe River Delta, about 30 kilometer southwest of Panjin City in China. The beach gets its name from its appearance, which is caused by a type of sea weed that flourishes in the saline-alkali soil. The weed that start growing during April or May remains green during the summer. In autumn, this weed turns flaming red, and the beach looks as if it was covered by an infinite red carpet that creates a rare red sea landscape. Most of the Red Beach is a nature reserve and closed to the public. Only a small, remote, section is open for tourists.

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The coastal city of Panjin is becoming a hot tourist destination in Northeast China, especially in October when a vast expanse of water reeds paint the city’s wetland a rosy red. (Source: Chinadaily.com.cn)

China’s Red Sea Beach, Panjin

This remarkable area which is 30 Km South-West of Panjin City is the largest wetland and reed marsh in the World. As seen in the photo; every Autumn a 26 Km long area along the banks of the Liaohe River turns red. The plant making up this colour is Sueda (Seepweed) which is a red grass. Seepweed is a form of Chenopodium that is highly tolerant of the area’s alkaline soil. The growth cycle of Seepweed begins in April when it is a light red colour, the plant then goes green in the summer months, before maturing to the crimson colour in September.

This large wetland area is a nature reserve as it is a feeding area for over 260 species of migratory birds moving from Asia to Australia. The area is also the endangered Black-Mouth Gull’s largest breeding area.

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