Panjin Red Beach

Panjin Red Beach, also called Panjin Honghaitan Scenic Area, is located in China’s Bohai Bay, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) away from Panjin City, Liaoning Province. This scenic area got its name because it is covered by a large area of red seepweeds, which paint the land totally red from around April to October every year. Panjin Red Beach is actually a wetland, covered not only by seepweeds but also by reeds and paddy rice fields. In addition, it’s a habitat of lots of water birds, so it’s a wonderful place of interest for visitors to enjoy natural beauty.

Best Time to Visit Panjin Red Beach China

The best time to visit Panjin Red Beach is from middle September to middle October. In April, seepweeds grows out and its leaves are soft red at the beginning. As time passes, the color gradually gets darker and darker till bright red in autumn. When it turns cold after middle October, the color of these grasses varies from red to purple. 

Top Things to Do in Panjin Red Beach

Panjin Red Beach runs for 18 kilometers (11 miles). Inside the scenic area, there are sightseeing buses running between various scenic spots.

Appreciate Red Beaches

It’s recommended to visit Red Beaches in the morning. In afternoons, visitors’ can only take backlit photos. There are two ways to appreciate its beauty: one is walking along the wooden plank road, which was built above seepweeds fields and extends far; taking a boat traveling through the red fields is another brilliant and romantic travel way. The best viewing sites are those scenic areas, like Yishui Yunzhou and Langqiao Aimeng. 
In addition, Red Beach Wharf is worth paying a visit. Despite beautiful red seepweeds, visitors could watch a large scale of rice fields around. Either green in spring and summer or golden in autumn, the rice fields are like an oil painting under the blue sky and white clouds. 

Watch Water Birds

Thanks to the spectacular geological land form, Panjin Red Beach is home to many wild water birds. There are more than 100 thousand birds of nearly 260 species living there. Get close to places where reed grows in a large scale, it is easy to watch how birds play or live. Tourists are recommended to avoid winter time for sightseeing for most birds fly to the warm south to escape the cold.

How to Get to Panjin Red Beach

1. Visitors can take a sightseeing bus at Jinjiang Hotel, Xinglongtai District, Panjin City, and get off at Panjin Red Beach Resort. It takes CNY 7 per person and around 1.5 hours. The bus departs each hour. Then, switch to a taxi or a tricycle to Red Beach Scenic Area, and both a taxi or tricycle ride takes CNY 10 per person and about 10 minutes.
2. Or easily, hire a car or take a taxi from downtown Panjin to get there directly. It generally takes CNY 100-120 per car or CNY 30 per person. You’d better tell the driver to drive directly to the main entrance of Panjin Red Beach scenic spot.

Note: From the end of April to the end of October, visitors can take a tourist bus from Panjin Railway Station to the scenic area. The bus departs at 8:00 and 10:00 am respectively and returns at 2:00 and 4:00 pm. A single trip costs CNY 20.

Entrance Fee May-November: CNY110;
December-April: CNY 60.
Transportation Fee inside
the Scenic Area
CNY 70 for both sighseeing bus and boat;
CNY 35 for sightseeing bus.
Opening Hours 8:30-16:00
Recommended Time to Visit 2-4 hours
- Last updated on May. 07, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Panjin Red Beach
Asked by Lynn from THAILAND | Jan. 13, 2019 20:22Reply
What airport to choose to go to Panjin red beach?
Answers (1)
Answered by Beatrice from CANADA | Jan. 13, 2019 21:59

You are advised to go to Shenyang Taoxian Airport. Upon landing, take a coach to Panjin City Terminal first. The duration is around 3 hours. After arriving, take a taxi to the scenic area.
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