Shankou Mangrove Forest Nature Reserve

Shankou Mangrove Forest Nature Reserve Shankou Mangrove Forest Nature Reserve

Shankou Mangrove Nature Reserve is one of the first five marine type reserves established in China under the approval of the State Council.. Mangroves are the first things that come into one's eyes in this area. They lie like a green scum between sea and land, wedding the salt waters to coasts. Mangroves are a group of unique trees and bushes which mostly grow within tropical and subtropical coastal areas. Because of this, they are often referred to as "forests in the sea". 

Mangroves are a group of unique trees and bushes which mostly occur within tropical and subtropical coastal areas. For this reason, mangrove trees are often referred to as forests in the sea. They are viviparous and the uniqueness of the propagules has not only aesthetic but also scientific appeal.

Mangroves in Yingluogang are among the well-developed mangroves in China and now under careful protection. It lies along the 50 km eastern and western coastlines of the Shatian Peninsula, south of Beihai City, covering an area of 8000 hectares The pure Rhyzophora stylosa forest there is uncommon, probably the largest patch of this species in China, and hence widely appreciated. With its thick tree crown and twisted and intricate stilt roots, the trees present a lovely scene.

During high tide, a boat tour in the mangrove forest will give you an unforgettable experience as singing birds fly around and lovely fishes swim under your boat. In the vicinity of the mangrove reserve is a dugong (category 1 protected animals in China) reserve.

Location: Hepu County, Beihai.
Entrance Fee: Free
Transportation: Take shuttle bus to Huaizhu Bus station. And then take bus heading to Mangrove Nature Reserve.

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