by Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Thursday 5 December 2013

In Panjin, China, folklore has it that a thousand warriors died fighting hordes of ninja zombies, spreading blood all over the ground and forever cursing whoever sun bathes there. Ok, I made that up. But that would make a pretty cool back story to Panjin’s Red Beach.

The Red Beach, located in the biggest wetland and reed marsh in the world, is caused by a type of sea weed, Sueda, and lives in the saline-alkaline soil. The sea weed starts growing during April and May, turning green over the summer, and finally, becoming red in autumn. It is home to 260 kinds of birds, 399 kinds of wild animals, and 0 kinds of Martians.

In order to preserve this out-of-this-world beach, authorities made it a nature preserve in 1988. But you can still see it as a small section is open for tourists.

Via Amusing Planet