Beihai Travel Guide

Beihai Travel Guide

Beihai MapLocated in the southwest area of China, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region possesses a charming city in the south - Beihai. Due to the city's advantageous position, lying on the northeastern bank of Beibu Gulf, it is known as an excellent tourist city. It is a hub city connecting the southwest of China to Southeast Asia while lying adjacent to Guangdong, Hainan, Hong Kong, Macau and Vietnam. It is a beautiful and romantic city boasting subtropical seaside scenery.

Two thousand years ago, Beihai was one of the two departure harbors of China's famous 'Silk Road on the Sea'. It has experienced a long history of being open to tourists. This has contributed to the large number of international tourists found in the city. Facing the Beibu Gulf, the local climate is very pleasant: sufficient sunlight, abundant rainfall, luxuriant plants, green grass and beautiful flowers flourish in its fresh air. The local people are proud of their quality of air as it is regarded as the best in China, containing a high content of negative oxygen ions having the ability to dispel aches, reduce fatigue and blood pressure whilst bringing about a sense of relaxation. More than ten non-local nursing homes and recovery centers are built in the city thereby providing perfect facilities for the aged. Many people, both home and abroad, choose to live in the city, as it is regarded as one of China's four most liveable cities. (Zhuhai, Beihai, Weihai, and Xiamen)

As a beautiful garden seaside city in the south of China, it is no exaggeration to say the city is a present given by Mother Nature. It is welcoming to all tourists from home and abroad.

Beihai boasts many scenic areas displaying modern gardening techniques. Such scenic places include the Beibu Gulf Square, Silver Beach, Underwater World, Weizhou Island and Xingdao Lake. Many human and cultural scenic spots also can be found including Wenchang Pagoda and Dongpo Pavilion.

A strong communication network has formed in the city and the transportation is fast and convenient either by sea, by road or by air. Beihai Fucheng Airport is one of the three big airports in Guangxi. There are trains to many cities in China and many highroads are in use. Beihai's harbor makes it easy to travel within China and abroad. The exit procedure for travel by sea from the city to Xialong in Viet Nam has been made easier making it more convenient to travel to Viet Nam. Within the city there are limited bus lines thus pedicabs are very popular. Cheaper than taxies, they provide tourists with the opportunity to see the beautiful local sights.

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Dining in this city is attractive and provides many types of cuisine within close proximity. Guangdong, Shandong, Hunan, Sichuan and Zhejiang Cuisines are readily available. Of course there are also many restaurants serving western-style food. Seafood is popular there due to its proximity to the seafood market situated on its shoreline. Fish, shrimp, shellfish and crab are readily available. The blowing sea breeze adds to the fun of eating seafood.

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Folk Custom of Dan People in Beihai

The fisherfolk of Dan People, a group of traditional people who live on the loal cockleboats, can provide valuable information relating to the local culture. The Dan People is known according to their way of life: Hao (oyster) Dan makes a living by collecting oysters and fishing; Zhu (pearl) Dan makes a living by collecting pearls and fishing in the shallow sea while Yu (fishing) Dan makes a living solely from fishing. The fisherfolk of Dan People are bold and unconstrained, passionate and romantic, and like singing folk songs. The Dan family integrates a number of traditions in wedding and funeral ceremonies believing in a number of superstitions. The Dan People place significance to the Zhongyuan (Hungry Ghost) Festival and Yapo Festival. The performance about the Dan People Folk-custom during this time is held on Waisha Island in Beihai and reflects a deep commitment to local culture providing visitors with valuable knowledge regarding the local way of life.
- Last modified on Jun. 05, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Beihai Travel
Asked by Lanky Tay from SINGAPORE | Apr. 21, 2017 05:30Reply
I am very keen wanting to go Beihai. I checked the total journey by air can be more than 12hours
including transit time depending on departure time. I have to fly to Nanning first.

Most airlines such China Southern, Shenzhen Airlines, China Eastern, Air China and others had few hours
transit time.

Can you advise the best and shortest journey to there?
Thanks & Regards
Answers (1)
Answered by Jay from FRANCE | Apr. 24, 2017 03:55

As I know, the shortest journey will be the flight of the China Southern Airlines, which will take around 10.5 hours. It will have a transfer at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport.
Asked by Careen from US | Mar. 23, 2017 17:47Reply
What are the bus schedules from Nanning Airport to Beihai?
Where does the bus stop in BH? What is the schedule? Cost?
Answers (1)
Answered by Federico Lucchi from CHINA | Mar. 26, 2017 05:45

It's much faster (and probably cheaper) to take the high speed rail. There is the regular city bus coming to the airport (7:00am to 10:30pm) and once you get to the subway it's fast to join the railway station. With the high speed rail, you can reach BH in one hour, it's around 70 RMB, so the total trip should not exceed 100 RMB.
Asked by John Paton from UK | Oct. 16, 2016 15:22Reply
Beihai via Singapore
Travelling there sometime in 2017. From Singapore, on China Southern airlines. With stops and aircraft changes at Guangzhou (4 hours), Nanjing (1 hour) before arriving in the city.

Will my luggage be checked through as it will be same airline? Or will I need to check it in with each flight?
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Answered by Josey from RUSSIA | Oct. 16, 2016 21:50

Since you wil travel with the same airline, just have the luggage check-through service at the departing place, it is no need to reclaim your luggage during layover.
Answered by John Paton from UK | Oct. 17, 2016 06:11

Thanks Josey - thats what I thought, but am aware Chinese airlines differ in many ways to many western airlines, where checking luggage through would be considered usual.
Asked by gusto from SINGAPORE | Oct. 01, 2016 00:00Reply
How to travel from Guangxi Beihai Airport to Beibuwan One condo?
Answers (1)
Answered by Ali from GERMANY | Oct. 08, 2016 04:32

You can take a taxi there. The fare may be around CNY 50.
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