Chorus of Life: Nature reserves in northeastern China
Guan Yang

In this week's episode of "Chorus of life," CGTN takes you to several nature reserves in northeastern China. Every spring, migratory birds like red-crowned cranes, swans and wild geese arrive at the Shuangtaihekou Nature Reserve in Panjin City, northeast China's Liaoning Province.

The wetland there serves as one of the few breeding grounds for the endangered birds. Panjin's red beach is well known for its landscape featuring the red plant of suaeda salsa; the view is composed of shallow seas and tide-lands.

Also, when autumn comes, the red maple leaf in Liaoning always attracts a stream of visitors who appreciate nature's gifts.

The Guanmenshan National Forest Park of Benxi is a popular tourist attraction, better known for its red maple leaves in the autumn season.  It often gets crowded during the holidays. The trees turn golden and red in autumn, so the backdrop is impressive when the colors are just right.

How to get there:

There are high-speed trains running between Shenyang and Benxi & Panjin on an hourly basis every day.  Alternatively, it's a 2-3 hours drive from Shenyang.