Gulf of Bohai
The Gulf of Bohai ( Chinese 渤海 , Pinyin Bó Hǎi - “Bo Sea”), also Bohai Gulf , Bohai Sea , the Bohai Sea or Bo Hai for short , formerly called the Gulf of Tschili or Gulf of Pechili , is a marginal sea of the Yellow Sea in the northeast of the People's Republic of China . Important cities on the Gulf are Tianjin and Dalian . It is the closest sea access to the capital Beijing . Its area is 78,000 km². The Yellow River flows into the Gulf of Bohai.
World Heritage status of the coast of the Gulf of Bohai
In 2019, the Wadden Sea on the coast of the Bohai Gulf was included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites under the title " Migratory bird sanctuaries along the coast of the Yellow Sea - Gulf of Bohai (Phase I) " . The reason given by UNESCO is the great global importance of the Wadden Sea as a resting, gathering or breeding site for migratory birds and as a breeding site for numerous fish and crustacean species.
- UNESCO World Heritage Center: Migratory Bird Sanctuaries along the Coast of Yellow Sea-Bohai Gulf of China (Phase I). Retrieved November 15, 2019 .