Panjin would be off the tourist trail were it not for one huge attraction: a wetland that turns bright red in autumn.
Located in Liaoning province, the site is filled with a seaweed that reacts with its saltwater environment to change colour throughout the year. It goes from green in spring to deep red by September, and continues to darken until it dies in winter.
A boardwalk spanning a kilometre lets visitors easily enjoy the beds of seaweed and the wetland’s many bird species.
Cathay Dragon files codeshare to Dalian from Hong Kong seven times a week