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Contributor: Xinhua News Agency
Wednesday, September 13 2017 - 13:09
AsiaNet
Red Beach: World's Biggest Wetland Attracting Rare Birds
PANJIN, China, Sept. 13,2017 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

Every autumn, Panjin Red Beach in the northeast of Bohai Bay in China is 
swarming with migratory birds. Nearly 100 kinds of rare birds, including the 
red-crowned cranes, white cranes, oriental white storks, wild geese and ducks, 
stop over at the marshland, resting and restoring strength for their southward 
flights for winter. 

With the improvements to local ecology, a lot more birds have chosen to spend 
their winter there, turning the land into a paradise of birds. It is the 
northernmost place where wild red-crowned cranes spend the winter. Not a sandy 
beach as its name indicates, Red Beach is the world's best-preserved marshland 
and has an important position in the study of bio-diversity and wetland 
preservation. Some 287 kinds of birds, including dozens of precious seabirds 
such as white swan, egrets, heron, garganey and swan goose, dwell on this land. 
It is also the breeding ground of saunders's gull and phoca largha pallas.  

In a rating by China's tourism authorities, Panjin Red Beach has been listed 
among the country's first batch  of exemplary destinations for wetland tourism. 
Boasting a land of up to 3,149 sq.km., it is the world's biggest wetland. 
Covered by crimson-red seepweed which keeps expanding at 50 meters a year to 
the sea, the wetland has a distinctive beauty, as the seepweed common to 
coastal areas around the world is green. Local residents take the land as a 
treasure of the Mother Nature.    

In late fall, the dense marsh that grows along its shores turns brilliant red. 
The best time to travel in the Red Beach is during the months of May to 
October. The multicolored landscape offers a feast to eyes. Apart from the red 
marshland, there are green reeds, black crude oil, blue ocean, golden ears of 
rice, gray crabs and white seagulls. Clean air, rich in negative oxygen ions, 
is very refreshing

Panjin City has invested a lot to develop an all-in-one tourism destination. 
Facilities including hot springs, guesthouses, Rice Museum and restaurants are 
very convenient to access. 

For more information, please contact Ms. Li at +86-186-4277-7977


SOURCE: Panjin Red Beach Wetland Resort Administrative Committee

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