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Picture Perfect: A Sea Of Red in Liaoning, China

Red may signify anger, but it is also the colour of love and passion. Be swept off your feet by the natural beauty of one of earth’s most unexpected sights

By Natasha Tan; Photo: Shutterstock


Sand is definitely one of the first few things that come to mind when thinking about a beach. However, Panjin Red Beach, located in the province of Liaoning, China, will surprise you.

In autumn, the seepweed that grows along the shores of this wetland takes on a crimson hue, transforming the landscape into a sea of red as far as the eye can see.

This is the largest and best-preserved wetland in the world and it’s also home to more than 260 species of birds and 399 species of animals.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of Weekender, Issue 158, August 5 – August 18, 2016, with the headline ‘A sea of red’.