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Wuzhen International campsite, this was not really ready yet and many activities were not available

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Wuzhen International campsite, this was not really ready yet and many activities were not available

Wuzhen International Camping

This is the first trip we head out with motor-home. Challenges not only on renting the RV but also driving the RV on road in China for the first time. Now afterward thinking it was not bad at all and we did not have any issues. Traffic on the highways in China is quite safe during day time but I would personally avoid driving at night time. Especially avoid the heavy trucks. Why don’t the slower ones keep on the right side? That’s one of the biggest questions and making the takeovers dangerous.

Tiande RV rental, Shanghai
Negotiating the price at Tiande RV. This company you need to be careful with.
Wuzhen International camping |Tiande rental
Going thru the car is essential, in this case, noticed the oil level was in the minimum range and needed to be added some. Also, check of tires and take video/pictures around the whole RV before leaving.

Unfortunately, this company is not trustworthy and we paid a “membership” fee of 5000CNY that was including 5 days rental. Only used it for 3 days and was thinking to use it later. Some changes since that time are that this particular Tiande does not exist anymore and we lost 2 days of rental.

As the start of the trip was late and the traffic on the highway is more or less dangerous in the rainy weather we decided to stop overnight at the service station.

First, stop at the gasoline station for some snacks. It is a standard local gas station on the highway. Huge place but quite empty because of the time. This is the insufficiency of highway service, The Western style of stations are normally packed with a vast amount of snacks, coffee, and so on.
BUT our next trip to Nanjing will take you to experience China¨s best highway service centers on the way.

Wuzhen International camping | Zongi time
Snacks and some Zongi (also known as a rice dumpling)
Wuzhen international camping | Kids settling down in top bunk
Kids are fast to find their place on top bunks. There is easily space for two children there and we could share the “queen” size.
Wuzhen International camping | Enjouying the breakfast in the RV
Boon-docking at the service station and having some breakfast. These stations are very safe to stop overnight.

Campsite

We were very late when arrived at the campsite, the camp administrator leave the gate open for us to enter freely at date 2020/08/18

  • No Green health code
  • No passport
  • No nucleic test
  • Nobody at camping 🙂

My wife is at the gate trying to open it. This is our first trip and the first campsite visited in China and did not get any good impression of it. No lights, no one inside or outside. I can see thru the gate also very muddy and afraid of getting stuck there. Think about that first time, gates locked, not a soul at camping, total darkness, and having no clue what is going on.

Wuzhen internatioanl camping | Gates of hell,
Locked, but we were told how to open it. No staff at all available to assist and nobody else at the campsite.
Wuzhen-International-camping | Total darkness at campsite
Only our car headlights and my flashlight is showing some light. Total darkness

My wife is at the gate trying to open it. This is our first trip and the first campsite visited in China and did not get any good impression of it. This is our first trip and the first campsite visited in China and did not get any good impression of it. No lights, no one inside or outside. I can see thru the gate also very muddy and afraid of getting stuck there. Think about that first time, gates locked, not a soul at camping, total darkness, and having no clue what is going on.

No lights, no one inside or outside. I can see thru the gate also very muddy and afraid of getting stuck there. Think about that first time, gates locked, not a soul at camping, total darkness, and having no clue what is going on. This is how the camping looked in the night. Only our car’s headlights were on, no other lights. Track on the grassland after rain does not look so promising and we were afraid of getting stuck and nobody was available to pull us out in that case.

The gate was locked and the campsite was in total darkness. Almost scary as nobody was there and pitch black. Looking thru the gates I could see some very muddy tracks and immediately worried about getting stuck. After some consideration, we drove in and found a concrete pad to park on. There were available electricity and water but our cable only had 10A which doe not fit the 16A on the electrical pole. This is also a reminder that many things in China are not following specific regulations. Noticed there was also another type of 16A socket. Also, for example, the towing hook in China I have seen so many different versions, different sizes of the ball, or it can be some sort of mooring hook.

Morning coffee Wuzhen International camping
Enjoy the silence. This was amazing, no cars no people, total silence. Having morning coffee in this environment after Shanghai-like God’s gift. The dog is also the first time out of the hectic city life and sniffing around like never before. Time to start to prepare for the breakfast after this. We have quite easygoing ingredients, some salad, tuna, fried egg, and some sandwiches to go. Always prepare easy-made food and not get too complicated with the limited cooking equipment.
Wuzhen international campin | Brushing the teeth
Keep on bush brushing your teeth. The camping has a sink with a table for each slot.

Breakfast was easily done with the gas cooker, this RV did not have any internal electrical or gas cooking facilities. Anyway, it was nice weather, even with a shower here and there. We always take our camping table and chairs with us, as sometimes they are not included in the renting list. Breakfast was simple but tasty.

The map of the surroundings. Camping, RV park, and fixed caravans for rental. Some big hotels are at the top of the map. Outside area was very quiet, basically no shops or other places for purchasing nessecities.

Few construction works are going on in the area., looks like adventure activities for the kids. We found very narrow railroad tracks in the area, later on, we knew it is a mini train track. The administrator offer us a free ride to compensate for the poor experience of the previous night besides a bucket of clean water and biscuits :), they are very friendly and nice, cope well with our curiosity. Close by is an area where you can rent a fixed camper van as a hotel room.

Wuzhen-International-camping-Study continues even on holidays
Dad is trying to help with the homework

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CrissCrossChina review

Location

Overall
2/5
Facilities
3/5
Location
2/5

 

  • Available electricity and water for the motor-home, also toilets and shower area were clean with hot water
  • Overall cleanliness is good on the camping ground
  • Staff, when they came in the morning were friendly and helpful
  • Future improvement might raise the star level to three
  • Construction works outside the camping area still under construction, climbing area, mud racing with quad bikes.

 

  • During off-peak lack of services and safety of electrical equipment.
  • No convenient stores or restaurants close by.
  • Inside the camping area no recreation for children.
  • The grassland easily gets muddy and stuck the car.
  • No BBQ place.

Location

Overall
2/5
Facilities
3/5
Location
2/5

 

  • Available electricity and water for the motor-home, also toilets and shower area were clean with hot water
  • Overall cleanliness is good on the camping ground
  • Staff, when they came in the morning were friendly and helpful
  • Future improvement might raise the star level to three
  • Construction works outside the camping area still under construction, climbing area, mud racing with quad bikes.

 

  • During off-peak lack of services and safety of electrical equipment.
  • No convenient stores or restaurants close by.
  • Inside the camping area no recreation for children.
  • The grassland easily gets muddy and stuck the car.
  • No BBQ place.