April 22, 2013 at 3:06 pm #10972Kim DuistermaatParticipant
Does anyone have any good tips for places to go out camping with kids, around Chengdu? I’m looking for a green, safe (as in ‘safe from being robbed etc.’) place where we can enjoy some peace and quiet and can have a fire/bbq, to stay for a night or two. ‘facilities’ are not the top priority, camping in the wild is ok as long as its considered safe and not illegal.
I’ve found this site http://www.xz5u.cn/2012/0712/20482.html but as far as I can find out with my rudimentary chinese and google translate, this is a list of locations without any practical information. So if you have a tip for a good location, please also tell me about the practicalities: can you just drive out there and pitch your tent? how far is it? is it on someone’s land, or in a fenced-off park with guards and entrance fees? where to go exactly (I mean not just the name of the village but the exact location)? etc.etc.
Also, if there is any other families who have done this before and would not mind us tagging along on a future trip, please let me know. Are there any groups out there organizing these kinds of trips? this one seems to be one, http://www.douban.com/group/luying/, but again my chinese is not enough to make sense of it. Any english-speaking groups or people out there?April 22, 2013 at 6:19 pm #30503Rick in ChinaParticipant
In all my time in China I’ve never gone *real* camping, but would love any information from people who have.. I’d like to go camping this summer, with lots of bug spray. 😀April 23, 2013 at 4:15 pm #30573JasmineParticipantQuote:this one seems to be one, http://www.douban.com/group/luying/, but again my chinese is not enough to make sense of it. Any english-speaking groups or people out there?
Kim, according to the requirments, this group organizes camping for adults only (age 18 and above).April 24, 2013 at 1:32 am #30578BrianParticipant
@Kim – Camping with kids content is being worked on.
@Rick -Summer in the mountains (near Sigunianshan) can be rainy & snowy. But not very buggy.April 24, 2013 at 2:00 am #30580Kim DuistermaatParticipant
Brian, that is a very nice picture! did you come on the horse or was it just there?April 24, 2013 at 2:07 am #30582BrianParticipant
We were apparently the only people that didn’t hire horses to carry our gear. Unfortunately, there were lots of horses in that meadow, so finding a place for the tent was tricky.June 29, 2015 at 11:35 am #47017drjtrekkerParticipant
Wanted to revive this thread with more recent news and info, anyone??
Around Chengdu or in Sichuan (probably West Sichuan, I assume). Found this site on the forum, looks very informative.June 29, 2015 at 12:52 pm #47018japhyriderParticipant
SanCha lake, about an hours drive south, is really nice. A massive lake with a bunch of islands that are prime camping spots. Just drive up to one of the docks, tell the boat guys you want an island to yourself and he’ll take you to one. Be sure to get his phone number so you can call him to pick you up when you’re ready to come home. Cars can’t fit on the boat but motorcycles can.June 29, 2015 at 7:49 pm #47034CharlieKeymaster
Wanted to revive this thread with more recent news and info, anyone?? Around Chengdu or in Sichuan (probably West Sichuan, I assume). Found this site on the forum, looks very informative. http://www.mafengwo.cn/travel-scenic-spot/mafengwo/10347.html
That looks amazing. Thanks for the link.
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