Beihai is a prefecture-level city in the south of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. In Chinese, Beihai means “north of the sea”, signifying its status as a seaport on the north shore of the Gulf of Tonkin (北部湾), which has granted it historical importance as a port of international trade for Guangxi, Hunan, Hubei, Sichuan, Guizhou, and Yunnan.
As a subtropical coastal city, Beihai is a romantic city with its beautiful coastal scenery, and regared as one of China Excellent Tourism Cities, here list the top attractions in Beihai.
Beihai Silver Beach
Beihai Silver Beach Park is located in the beautiful Beihai Silver Beach National Tourist Resort, including the west district, the east district, and beach area. The whole Beihai Silver Beach stretches about 24 kilometers in length and 30–3000 meters in width, west from the Overseas Chinese Town Harbor, and east to the DaGuanSha, with a land area of 12 square kilometers and a total area of about 38 square kilometers.
The beach is piled up by the high-grade quartz sand. The white, fine sand will glow silvery light in the sunshine, so called Silver Beach. Featured for its “long and flat beach”, “fine and white sand”, “warm and clean seawater”, “soft waves”, and “no sharks”, Beihai Silver Beach is hailed as“No.1 beach in the world”.
Beihai Silver Beach Address: Beihai Silver Beach Road, Yinhai District, Beihai City
1 There are electric vehicles in the Silver Beach Park, so visitors can do the sightseeing by the sea. 10 yuan / person;
2 There are karts on the beach, including single and double two kinds, in different seasonal price, 50-80/10 minutes;
3 Motor boats surfing 5-8 yuan / minute;
4 Dressing 5 yuan, freshwater bath 15 yuan, rent sun umbrellas, tables and stools 60-100 yuan
Weizhou Island is an island located in Beihai City, southern Gulf of Tonkin. It is China’s largest with the youngest of geological age volcanic island. Meanwhile, Weizhou Island is one of China's most beautiful islands, well known for its “5S +5 V” (5S-Sea, Sun, Sand, Ship, and Seafood; 5V- Volcanic crater, Vegetation is rich, Village, Vivid blue, and Verdancy verdure).
There are many scenic spots on the island, as well as the Catholic Church which is representatives of Weizhou Island. The local culture is also full of Hakka style.
Beihai Old Street
Located at the Zhuhai Road of Beihai city, Beihai Old Street was built in 1883 and has one hundred years of history. The street is 1.44 km long and 9 meters wide, full of Chinese and Western arcade-style architecture. These buildings mostly have two to three floors, smooth lines and exquisite workmanship. There are different style of decorative surfaces and reliefs on the surface of the walls along the street, forming a north-south two air sculpture gallery. The pillars of arcade-style architecture are heavy, quite rich in ancient Roman architectural style.
Beihai Old Street Address: Zhuhai Road, Hepu County 536100, China
Jinhaiwan Mangrove Scenic Area
Jinhaiwan Mangrove Scenic Area is the golden scenic spot that full of full of coastal wetlands customs and fishing culture. This scenic area is located about 15 kilometers south-east of Beihai, and closed to the well famous Beihai Silver Beach.
The dense mangrove forest in the scenic area covers an area of 2000 acres, with one hundred kinds of birds, insects, shellfish, fish, shrimp, crabs and other creatures inhabited here. It is a rare marine biodiversity conservation in China.
Adult: 105 yuan / person;
Children: 1.2-1.4 m, 65 yuan / person; under 1.2 m, free;
Seniors: 65 years or elder 65 yuan / person by certificates;
Servicemen, disabled: 65 yuan / person;
Reporters: 25 yuan / person
Opening Time: 7:30-19:30
Address: Daguansha, Longtan, Beihai 536003, China