Beihai is a city located in the south of Guangxi province in China. The city’s name means north of the sea in Chinese, symbolizing its status as a seaport city in the north shore of the Gulf of Tonkin. In the year 2006 to 2020, the city is predicted to be the world’s fastest growing city as its main source of income would be from trading. Beihai contains three districts and one county which are divided into five sub-districts, 23 towns and 343 villages.
Beihai Fucheng Airport (BHY) is an airport serving the city of Beihai in the Guangxi province. It mainly serves domestic flights within China with limited international routes. Most international flights would either have to transit in Beijing or Shanghai. The airport served around two million passengers in 2018 and it is known to be one of the busiest airports in the region.
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Beihai has a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate with mild to warm winters and long, hot summers. The part of the province is in humid conditions all-year round. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from 14.6 °C (58.3 °F) in January to 29.0 °C (84.2 °F) in July, while extremes have ranged from 2.6 to 37.1 °C (37 to 99 °F). Rain is both the heaviest and most frequent from June to September when 70% of the annual rainfall also occurs. Hence, the best time to visit Beihai would be in during its spring and autumn seasons to avoid extreme heat or cold weather.
1. Beibu Gulf Square -Situated in the city center, Beibu Gulf Square characterizes the whole city: modern but retaining some traditional features. There is a symbolic sculpture called 'Nanzhuhun' (soul of the southern pearl) standing erect in the square. The white shell measures 15 meters (about 49 feet) high with a ball made of stainless steel like a pearl embedded in its center representing the Pearl City - Beihai. Besides, there are many traditional buildings around the square and sometimes some folk-custom activities are held there for all to enjoy.
2. Beihai Silver Beach -Located in the southern seashore of the city, the Silver Beach is reputed to be a long beach of 24 km (about 15 miles) with soft white sand and gentle waves. It is a natural spot to bathe and has acquired a name as 'No.1 Beach under Heaven'. When in Beihai, one of the top things to do is to swim there and enjoy the sunshine. The best time to visit this beach is between March to October. To get there, you can take bus no.3 /17 at Beibu Bay Square Station and get off at Silver Beach Station. Or, get on at Beibu Bay Square Station and get off at Silver Beach Station. The operating time is 3 pm to 7 pm.
3. Beihai Underwater World -Situated in local Seashore Park, Underwater World is a big comprehensive museum which exhibits the halobios. It has two districts: Museum A is the former Aquatic Products Museum which is considered as one of the earliest and largest aquatic products museums together with Qingdao. Museum B is the biggest submarine sightseeing in the southwestern area of China. There are thousands of coral reef fishes swimming in Underwater World with many coming from the Pacific and Indian Oceans. The most breathtaking performance is of the divers dancing with the shark. Additionally, some artificial things are put in the underwater such as the Ancient City of Incas, the porcelain of the ancient Silk Road on the seabed, and the sunken boats of the Second World War.