Why Tengchong Beihai Wetland is special
Beihai Wetland (also called North Sea Marsh) is a national wetland reserve, located 10 kilometers to the north of the Tengchong County, Yunnan Province. It was listed on the "China National Wetland Conservation List" in 1994 and is one of the 33 key conservation wetlands of China.
Beihai Wetland Highlights
Surrounded by beautiful mountains, Beihai wetland is marsh wetland having many rare plants growing there. The total area of this reserve is 16.29 square kilometers.
The reserve features a “floating blanket style” marsh. Numerous lush water plants are interwoven and are continuously thriving. Day after day, year after year, old plants decompose and new plants sprout, finally becoming 1-2 meter-thick meadows, like small grass islands floating above the water.
Every mid April to May is the most beautiful season in the reserve; you will love the sea of blooming orchids there. The meadows turn yellow in autumn but are still amazing to see. The aroma of grass is floating in the air and wild ducks are quacking from amongst the reeds.
Beihai Wetland is also a home of various birds. It provides the ideal breeding places and abundant fish and shrimp for birds.