Beihai is an administrative city situated in the Guangxi. The name of the city means ” north of the sea”. It is in south central China and shares its borders with Vietnam. It has a seaport on the north shore of the Gulf of Tonkins. It is a port of international trade for Guangxi, Hunan, Hubei, Sichuan, Guizhou, and Yunnan. Beihai has a large shipyard.In addition to that 8 Western nations (the UK, US, Germany, Austria-Hungary, France, Italy, Portugal, and Belgium) set up consulates, hospitals, churches, schools, and maritime customs.
Beihai became an international tourist spot in 1982. Beihai has an airport called Beihai Fucheng Airport. Beihai also has a railway branch from Nanning. There are passenger trains to Nanning and Guilin.A high speed train service has also been announced as well for the Beihai region.
Some of the touristic spots in Beihai are the Beibuwan Square that has a fountain sculpture evoking the local pearl industry, Old Street’s 19th-century buildings. On the city’s southern waterfront, the Silver Beach resort area named for its light-gray sand is home to a park with the giant Beihai Music Fountain.The city boasts of many scenic areas displaying modern gardening techniques. Scenic places include the Beibu Gulf Square, Silver Beach, Weizhou Island and Xingdao Lake, Wenchang Pagoda and Dongpo Pavilion.
Dining in this city is attractive and provides many types of cuisine within close proximity; Guangdong, Shandong, Hunan, Sichuan and Zhejiang cuisines are readily available.