The Red Beach is located in the biggest wetland and reed marsh in the world, and actually hosts the most completed ecosystem that can be found: the area has become home to more than 260 kinds of birds and 399 kinds of wild animals. You can find the endangered Crown Cranes and Black Beaked Gulls there, which is why the area is even called “home of the cranes”.
Panjin is a little over two hours from Shenyang and when David said that he didn’t have to work today as previously scheduled, I said this is where I want to go!
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 weeds that start growing during April or May remain 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 section is open for tourists. It was absolutely beautiful! We planned to see the Crane park but because today was one of those cold, rainy Fall days we decided to finish our visit to the beach a little early.
Panjin is also known for it’s crabs and oil. Yep! And maybe had it been a little warmer I would have been more interested in trying the crabs.