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Very good campsite in proximity of Shanghai. Having all needed for some days stay and the nature and beauty is touchable.

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Very good campsite in proximity of Shanghai. Having all needed for some days stay and the nature and beauty is touchable.

Checking out Shanghai Haiwan RV in Shanghai

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Arrival to Haiwan and checking in

Today will test this one 🙂 It is in the urban area of Shanghai and the camping ground is by the sea.

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Family picture time at the gate to the camping site

Below is what was needed at the date 27.12.2020 to enter the campsite.

  • Yes, the Green health code
  • Yes, passport
  • No, nucleic test

Check the score of camping ground in the end

Haiwan national forest park. the area is a huge one and maybe 2 days is not enough:) It is only a 1-1.5h drive from our home, Pudong area, Shanghai. After a quick ride on the highway then a short drive on smaller roads, we arrived at our destination.

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Checking in was no problem at all. As usual needed passports and ID cards
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After the BBQ outside it was time for some relaxing moments. Behind us is the caravan that we stayed in with big windows in the master bedroom. The weather in December was a little bit chilly in the evening but what cannot warm clothes fix. It is much worse in Shanghai’s summer heat during summer. You cannot undress too much 🙂
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Aerial view of the campsite. Each of the caravans has its own private yard and available also bigger VIP ones where a family with more can easily fit. Plenty of caravans and they are well equipped with showers, electricity, TV, and Internet. The temperature was not an issue either after we found out what window the cleaner have left open.

This time we did not rent an RV, instead, we choose the fixed camper van. I really hope there are good curtains. Basically, it is like a hotel room without loud neighbors :).
The temperature inside was adjustable and it has everything similar to the hotel room. WiFi, big TV (the IPTV has plenty of English movies.), internet, water cooker, and coffee.
The restaurant and shop are close by.
Living room with extendable sofa as a double bed for kids, the Master bedroom wast really chilly at the beginning, later on, we found out that two of windows were opened.

BBQ in the tent at Haiwan cool evening

Here is what we have been waiting for. BBQ on a brisk December night outside the tent. They have the BBQ for rent and also the ingredients you can bring or order from them. Up to you how you want to have it. Plenty of food and delicious as usual. Some plastic small chairs were used and luckily it could withstand my 100kg.

Perfect food for the perfect evening

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Seashells with butter and garlic over an open fire
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This is the favorite, all of us enjoys this one

Woke up early in the morning and was able to catch this scene

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This is what I miss in Shanghai, just the birds and some fog in the early morning. How is it possible to have this kind of place close to the hectic Metropol? This is where we should come again to visit in the summertime.

Haven’t been to any place like this in China. Normally a lot of people and cars go here and there. Safety is good so you can let your kids stroll around.

Several different animals in the area. Some you need to pay for but petting the horse is free

There is a small farm with different animals for the kids. Horse riding, chicken, ducks, and in the evening many cats wandering around. Some of the animals are strolling free and you can feed them. Petting the horse is one of the favorites for my girls and riding even more. Prices are quite high and 10 minutes with 100CNY is not so tempting. The camping sites activities prices are normally really high and be prepared for it. For teenagers and adults, there are activities such as paintball and CS.

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For bigger players

Overall the camping was a pleasant surprise and a good point you can easily visit there for a relaxing weekend trip. Even outside of the holiday season there are many things to do, but some activities might be closed. It is around a 1h drive from Shanghai by the highway.

2 Responses

  1. Dear Sir / Madam

    Could you please be so kind as to answer a few questions for me abouit the camp? I am living in Pudong.

    1. What is the different packages – camper, RV, cottage and what is the price per night for 3 people?
    2. Are there facillities to cook? like a kettle, stove, fridge, etc.
    3. What is the biggest – camper, RV, cottage – how many people can it sleep?
    4. Is there BBQ facilities?
    5. Do we need to bring extra bedding and towels?
    6. Is it easy to get a taxi from the camp to go on day trips? or to return?

    Please reply to my email.

  2. Hello Dudley
    Thanks for asking, here below some answers to your questions.
    1. Only campers are available and there is a difference in prices. The prices vary from standard to VIP and on the list in this blog they are divided by weekdays, weekends, and peak season. Prices are per camper so it does not matter how many you are.
    2 There are different grades of campers, as per ours it was more or less like a hotel room with wheels without cooking facilities. Fridge and water cooker included.
    3. VIP can easily fit 6 people and it is also including a bigger private yard.
    4.Yes there are BBQ places, you can select to rent only BBQ or BBQ including the food.
    5. The bedding and towels are included. Clean and tidy and you can request more if needed.
    6.Yes it should not be any problem. Didi or normal taxi (reception can call for one)

    Best regards CrissCrossChina

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CrissCrossChina review

Location

Overall
4/5
Facilities
4/5
Location
4/5

  • Camper vans are more like hotel rooms. Clean, warm and have all needed utilities.
  • Big area with a clean and natural environment.
  • Quiet, it is nice to be outside the city dazzle, and enjoy nature and it is close proximity to Shanghai
  • Many activities for kids and also adults.
  • Nice BBQ can be organized by yourself or by the restaurant. They will provide the equipment
  • Farm animals are free to interact with.

  • At the time we were there (outside season) many activities closed. I really don’t know when is the season?
  • Some activities are expensive, mainly the campsites in China are for weekend travelers so more costs seem not to matter.
  • No close by shops, you have to rely on the shop inside the area.
  • Might be difficult to get to as you need a car or taxi

Location

Overall
4/5
Facilities
4/5
Location
4/5

  • Camper vans are more like hotel rooms. Clean, warm and have all needed utilities.
  • Big area with a clean and natural environment.
  • Quiet, it is nice to be outside the city dazzle, and enjoy nature and it is close proximity to Shanghai
  • Many activities for kids and also adults.
  • Nice BBQ can be organized by yourself or by the restaurant. They will provide the equipment
  • Farm animals are free to interact with.

  • At the time we were there (outside season) many activities closed. I really don’t know when is the season?
  • Some activities are expensive, mainly the campsites in China are for weekend travelers so more costs seem not to matter.
  • No close by shops, you have to rely on the shop inside the area.
  • Might be difficult to get to as you need a car or taxi