Site15: Beibu Bay
Beibu Bay, Gulf of Tonkin and Paracel Islands
Beibu Bay, also known as Gulf of Tonkin, is an arm of the South China
Sea and covering an area of 126,250 km². The gulf borders Vietnam on the
northwest, west and southwest. China lies to the north with the Island
of Hainan forms the eastern limits of the gulf. The gulf is notably
shallow (less than 60 metres deep). Haiphong in Vietnam and Beihai in
China are the chief ports.