About Beihai

Located in the southwest area of China, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region possesses a charming city in the south - Beihai. Due to the city's advantageous position, lying on the northeastern bank of Beibu Gulf, it is known as an excellent tourist city. Beihai is a hub city connecting the southwest of China to Southeast Asia while lying adjacent to Guangdong, Hainan, Hong Kong, Macau and Vietnam. Facing the Beibu Gulf, the local climate is very pleasant: sufficient sunlight, abundant rainfall, luxuriant plants, green grass and beautiful flowers flourish in its fresh air. Beihai is ranked as one of the five most beautiful holiday resorts in China and is famous for its vast sea, long beach, islands, lakes, forests and hills. Many natural scenic spots and historical sites there are under the nation's protection such as Beibu Gulf Square, Xingdao Lake, Silver Beach, Underwater World, Dongpo Pavilion and Wenchang Pagoda. In addition, the islands of Weizhou and Xieyang, located in the Beibu Gulf, are also most attractive and very popular.

Weather

Beihai is located in the south subtropical zone featuring the maritime climate with monsoon style. The annual average temperature is 22.4C (about 72F )and the highest is 37.7C (about 100F) while the lowest is about -1C (about 30F). That is to say, there are no frosty days in winter and no extremely hot days in summer.

In November, the local weather is usually very comfortable with average temperature around 20C in daytime and 15C in nighttime. However, cloudy or raining days are quite often in November in Beihai. A pullover lined with a raincoat is suggested if you go outside, in particular to the seaside in the early morning and evening.

Time Zone

GMT+0800

Currency and ATM

The official currency of China is RMB. Normally, retailers in Beihai won’t accept other currencies in cash. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, Diners Club, Discover and other major international credit cards are accepted at most larger establishments or can be used to withdraw cash in local currency from ATMs throughout the city.

Electricity and Electrical Outlet

Voltage is 220 and most outlets accept US and European style plugs.

Transportation

Beihai Fucheng Airport is rather small, which serves primarily domestic destinations within China, with limited international service. For international traveler, you could fly to Shanghai or Guangzhou and transfer to Beihai. Another option is to fly to the Nanning Wuxu International Airport, which locates in the nearby city of Nanning, 240km far from the venue hotel. Free shuttle buses provided by the local organizers will be available between theBeihai Fucheng Airport , Nanning Wuxu International Airport and the venue hotel on Nov 15 and 18, 2018. Volunteers will be waiting and assisting in the airports and hotel.