Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Red Beach

This is the aptly named “Red Beach”, located southwest of Panjin City in China’s Liaoning Province. The red colour is attributed to a genus of plant known as Suaeda, also known as Seablite. Suaeda flourishes in the saline-alkali soil at the mouth of the Liaohe River. 

The plants appear every year around April or early May, they are originally green in colour. As the plant begins to die it becomes reddish and by September, Suaeda is a brilliant red, covering nearly the entirety of the beach.

Beautiful :)

Photos courtesy of: Publicity Office of Panjin city, Liaoning province

For more photos, head on over here: http://picturescollections.com/red_beach_photography/

For some more information: http://scenery.cultural-china.com/en/113Scenery8538.html

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