A Special Kind of Magic
The color change occurs during the fall and while it may appear to be magical, there is, as usual, a scientific explanation for the change. Due to the seepweed species, the grasslands absorb high levels of saline. When it absorbs all the salt water from the surrounding sea it results in the stunning crimson shade.
The region is flooded with tourists during the fall months who come to marvel at the gorgeous views. Aside from the droves of human tourists, however, exists a myriad of different species, including 260 types of birds, rice, and bamboo shoots. It really is a unique little ecosystem.
How to Get There
While it may look like another world, Red Beach is actually pretty accessible bus or train. Depending on where you are in mainland China, you can get to Panjin by regular public transport. Once you arrive, you then take the pathway through the wetlands, all the way to the beach.
It’s All About Timing
Seeing as this takes place during the colder months, you will want to plan your trip around that. China Daily recommends the best time to go is in October. Arrive too early and it may not be red enough, too late, and you might see an already wilted seepweed.