Beihai in China is in
the southern part of Guangxi and in the
northeastern coast of Beibuwan. It was built
as a city in 1950.
In the Qin dynasty and Han dynasty,
Beihai had been the important port that connected
China and eastern and southern Asia. It was one
of the beginning ports of the "Silk Road
on Sea". In 1876, it was built to be a commercial
port, and then it became a colony. Now, Beihai
has been one of the 14 open littoral ports in
China. Beihai trades with nearly 70 countries
Beihai City abounds in pearls.
The pearls that were made in Guangdong and
Guangxi were called "South Pearls"
in the ancient times. And at that time,
people always said that "East Pearls"
(made in Japan) were better than "West
Pearls" (made in Italy), and "South
Pearls" (made in Beihai) were better
than "East Pearls". The pearls
that were made in Hepu and Beihai were called
Lian Pearl. And this kind of pearls was
the best ones of "South Pearls".
Also, Beihai is the most important fishing
base in Guangxi. The sea cucumber, shark's
fin, clams and some other seafood of Beihai
are famous both in China and abroad. In
industry, there is machine, shipbuilding,
glass, aquatic products processing and chemical
industry of seas. In the nearby sea area,
there is petroleum resource.
One of the most valuable resources
and advantages in Beihai is tourism. The
sea areas here are not polluted, the air
here is fresh and the 10 kilometers' beaches
are clean too. Also, in the spring, summer
and autumn, people can take seawater bath.
In winter, Beihai is a good place to spend
a holiday at a summer resort. The main scenic
spot in Beihai are the statue in the square,
the aquatic products center, Baihutou Beach,
Weizhou Island, Dashi Attic, Wenchang Tower,
Dongpo Pavilion and the relics of the White
- dragon Pearl City, etc.
Beihai Travel attractions