What color would you use to describe a Sea?
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In my dictionary, sea used to mean blue, light blue, dark blue, crystal blue… Until I went to Pan Jin, Liao Ning Province, China, I never know sea can be related to such striking color – RED! I was shocked by what in front of me…
In Pan Jin, there is a famous National Nature Reserve called Red Sea. It is one of the greatest and the best-preserved red sea in the world.
Why & How?
The sea-blite covers the alkaline beach as millions corals, dyeing the entire beach red. The sea-blite is a wild plant; they will come out the ground in April. In the beginning sea-blite is light red and later get dark red in September and turn to purple in October.
Tickets: RMB$40.00 (for red beach only)
RMB$ 80.00 (inclusive other sightseeings around)
Sightseeing: Reed Marshes and Bird Paradise
Actually there is no hotel inside the Red Sea scenic spot. But there are some hostels near the site. We stayed in a triple room RMB $103.00 per night. Definitely the environment cannot compare with standard hotel, but least it’s clean and convenient.
Water Crab: In September, the water crab is the best around the year. You can find famers selling fresh crab by the wayside. It would be lovely to get them steam several fresh crabs for you. And they definitely tastes better than restaurants’.
“虾爬子””(Braised Shrimp) is a special cuisine in Pan Jin, and you may not find it elsewhere.
How to get there:
There are special vehicles from Pan Jin to Red Sea Scenic Spot everyday. Also, you can get transfer online or from local agencies.
Rent a mini bus if you travel in group. And drivers are available if you can’t drive or not familiar with the local road. There is also train service directly to Red Sea Scenic Spot during peak season. It is advised to book your tickets in advance.
Website for Pan Jin Red Sea: