- View Mia's Beihai travel story
Situated in the north of Guangxi, Beihai is 206 km away from
Nanning in the northwest, 198 km from Zhanjiang in the east and 147
km from Haikou in the southeast. The downtown is embraced by the
sea in its south, north and west sides. It has two coastal islands,
namely, Weizhou Island (24.74 square kilometers) and Xieyang Island
(1.8 square kilometers). Weizhou Island is about 20.2 sea miles
from the city center.
Beihai used to be the starting harbor of Maritime Silk Road in
ancient China. Through the history, it has been the distribution
center for the Yunnan, Guizhou, Sichuan, Guangxi, Hunan and Hubei
in their foreign trade. Thus, it enjoys an important geographic
position. Southern Pearl, referring to the pearl of Beihai, is
famed around the world for its fantastic appearance, dazzling
sparkle, lasting luster. Pearl then becomes the most distinctive
tourist product of Beihai.
Located in the subtropics, the weather is moderate and moist with
fresh air, and no wonder Beihai is considered to be one of the
cities that are suitable for habitation in China. The natural
environment is preserved well. It has quite a lot of marvelous
beaches, which are of clear water and soft sand. The shore zone
with Silver Beach as its representative is the combination of sea
water, sunshine and beach, being an ideal place for leisure.