Beihai is located at the southern end of
Guangxi and the northeastern bank of the Beibuwan Gulf.
Together with Hepu County, Haicheng district, Yinhai
District and Tieshan Port District it administers, it
covers a total area of 3,337 sq.kilometers of which
urban area is 957 sq .kilometers. Its population is
1.36 million, among them, the urban population is of
As early as 2000 years ago, Beihai was active
in China's foreign economy and port trade. Even from
the Han and Tang times, it was one of the famous starting
ports of the marine silk route, establishing its stutus
as an important port city in southern China in modern
and contemporary history.I n April 1984, Beihai was
approved by the State Council as one of the fourteen
coastal cities further opened to outside world.
Beihai has a good geographical surrounding.
Backed by the great southwest region of China, it faces
the Southeast Asia, with Guangdong Province, Hainan
Island, Hong Kong, Macao and Vietnam closed by.
is one of the nearest ports from China mainland to the
port cities in Southeast Asia, West Asia, Africa and
Europe and thus is the most convenient gateway to sea
for Beihai's southwest region and part of the areas
in southern and central China.
Today, Beihai's geographical advantages
are becoming more and more important in the economic
development of China's southwest region, and Asia Pacific
region as well.
Beihai is rich in natural resources such
as sea ports, fresh water, land, tourism, marine products,
mincrals, oil and natural gas, especially in those of
comprehensive subtropical resources. Beihai has a coastal
line of 500 kilometers, with several gulfs and port
areas of excellent natural cnditions. Along the coast,
over 200 berths can be built for 10.000 to 50.000 ton
ships, and another 24 for 100.000 to 200.000 tonnage.
The land in Beihai, about 70% of the city
proper being smooth and plain, has a very high geological
bearing reserve. It is good for large scale land development
and industrial projects. Beihai is affluent in fresh
Statistics show that the total reserve of
the fresh water resource of the whole city is 11.88
billion cubic meters with an annual usable reserve of
4.3 billion cubic meters, which is 5 times the present
annual water supply in Hong Kong.
Beibu Gulf on the border of Beihai is one of the four
noted fishing grounds in China. The city benefits from
the sea not only in fishery but also in pearls farming.
It is the hometown of the world famous Southern Pearls.
For tourism industry, Beihai has beautiful
beach, islands and mangrove forests. The Silver Beach
is known as the "First Beach In China". Beihai
Silver Beach has been approved by the State Council
as one of 11 State Tourism and Holiday Zones.
located between 10850' - 10947' east longitude and 2129'
- 2155' north latitude; south part of Guangxi province
and northeast bank of Beibu Gulf
maritime monsoon climate with sunlight of 2009 hours
and typhoon as the main meteorological disaster
22.9C with the highest of 37.1C and the lowest of 2C
After the 1876 Sino-British Treaty of Yantai,
eight Western nations (UK, US, Germany, Austria-Hungary,
France, Italy, Portugal, and Belgium) set up embassies,
hospitals, churches, schools, and maritime customs.
Today, 15 of these western buildings remain in Beihai.
It officially became an international tourist spot in
Restaurants and bars are numerous in Beihai.
Food of Yue, Cuan, Xiang, Lu, Zhe provinces etc. and
Muslim, western-style food are all available. In Beihai,
you can enjoy western-style food of pure flavor and
also can taste traditional snack of peculiar flavor.
Fresh seafood of Beihai is plump and living,
especially in the fresh seafood stalls close to the
beach and sea. Customers can choose varieties of fishes,
shrimps, shellfishes and crabs bred in the ponds. Eating
at the seaside is a real pleasure especially when you
are holding wineglass in the breeze, listening to the
waves, enjoying seafood, watching sea surface and bathing
in the sea breeze.
Beihai has 284 hotels including training
centers. Of all the hotels, there is not only five-star
hotel like Shangrila hotel, but also three-star hotels
like Furama, Liyuan, Honghua etc. Two-star hotels are
in great numbers. Some of these are gorgeous, some with
graceful yard and some are by the seaside. All hotels
provide graceful enviroment, complete facilities and
offer good service.
The commercial center of the city is in
the middle part of Beibu Gulf Road. There are not only
Hualian mansion, Qidong mansion, Xingli shopping square,
Guotong shopping center etc. but also South Pearl Palace,
Hengtong Jewelry, East Asia Jewelry, Wenbang Jewelry
Beihai aquatic products market is a large-scale
wholesale commercial market which mainly sells native
products like marine pearl, seafood etc.. Besides, there
are njmerous orinate stores on Zhongshang Road, Liberation
Road. Rambling around the old street, choosing articles
along the stores, you will have a special mood.
Tourism recreation of Beihai is multifarious
and colorful. In night clubs, karaoke, disco ball, performances
of famous singers and models are extraordinary splendor.
Body building, bowling, table tennis etc., you can choose
whatever you like.
Beach sports, sea sports, water skiing of
high ladder are very interesting. Tourists from home
and abroad always can experience such fresh, vigorous
and exciting recreations both in body and in mind.
Beihai Travel Attractions