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China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.
Beihai , Bakhoi in Cantonese, is a prefecture-level city of Guangxi, China. Beihai means north of the sea, meaning that the place is a seaport on the north shore of the Gulf of Tonkin. Beihai has a large shipyard and is reputed to still be a pirate harbor. Its area is 3337 square kilometers and in urban centre it is 957 square kilometers. The population in the year 2001 was 1450,000 and in 135,500 in urban centre.
Beihai contains 3 districts and one county, which are subdivided into five urban sub-districts, 23 towns, 3 townships, 87 neighborhood committees, 343 village committees. After the 1876 Sino-British Treaty of Yantai, eight Western nations namely UK, US, Germany, Austria-Hungary, France, Italy, Portugal and Belgium came up with embassies, hospitals, churches, schools, and maritime customs. Today, 15 of these western buildings remain in Beihai. It officially became an international tourist spot in 1982.

Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. Beihai enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers. A city known for its historic myths and traditions, scenic beauty, cooperative people and luxurious hotels and cottages, Beihai is one of the favorite holiday destinations for most of the vacation lovers.

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