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Summer Perfect Time for Camping

    Camping on summer nights is a great idea. How wonderful it is to fall asleep under the starry sky and wake up in the morning with birds' twitter and flowers' fragrance! Let's check out some wonderful destinations for camping!


Xiaoyudong International Camping Park, Peng Zhou

    Located in Xiaoyudong Town, Pengzhou City around 70 kilometers away from downtown Chengdu, Xiaoyudong International Camping Park is surrounded by green mountains, adjacent to Panlong Valley, the largest waterfall group around Chengdu. It opened in 2018 and is positioned it as a parent-child camp and a tent hotel. It offers camping areas, complemented by self-help barbecue areas and children's water areas. 

Reference Price: A luxury four-person tent RMB 240 /night; a special two-person tent RMB 90/night; 

Camping spot fee (if you bring your own tent) RMB 40/person 

Add.: Xiaoyudong Town, Pengzhou City

Distance: It takes about 1.5 hours to drive from downtown Chengdu.

Chengdu Palm International RV Campground

    Chengdu Palm International RV Campground situates on an island in the middle of a lake in Dujiangyan City. The 130,000 m2 campground teems with palm trees, presenting a subtropical style in Chengdu. The campground can accommodate about 500 tourists for outdoor sports at a time with its 80 car camps, 30 cabin camps, 50 tent camps and 70 RV parking camps. On top of conventional resort facilities, it also offers entertainment activities such as space capsule, children's park, etc.

Reference Price: A tent RMB 130/night 

Add.: Hemu Town, Northwest of Downtown Pixian County, Chengdu 

Distance: It takes about 1.5 hours to drive from downtown Chengdu.

Yuping Mountain Campground

    There is an artificial forest on Yuping Mountain in Hongya County, Meishan. Due to its dense vegetation and cool climate, it has become a new summer resort destination in Sichuan in recent years. Three camps stretch out linearly in the mountain, with a total length of 20 km. No.1 Pheasant Camp is a leisure resort with complete facilities for rich outdoor activities such as gliding, swimming and horse riding. Camp No.2 is designed for viewing elegant mountain scenery, and Camp No.3 is a fishing and leisure center. The former is 4 km and the latter is 15 km away from the Pheasant Camp.

Reference Price: Camping spot fee (if you bring your own tent) RMB 100/tent 

Add.: Yuping Mountain Scenic Area, Hongya County, Meishan City 

Distance: It takes about 3 hours to drive from downtown Chengdu.

Other popular campsites in the suburb

Changtan Lake

Add.: Longfeng Village, Chengjia Town, Pujiang County

Yong'an Reservoir 

Add.: Yong'an Town, Shuangliu County, Chengdu

Black Dragon Pond

Add.: Renshou County, Chengdu

Sancha Lake

Add.: Sancha Reservoir, Jianyang

Outer Suburb

Jiaoding Mountain Campground

    Located in Hanyuan County, Ya'an, Jiaoding Mountain is cold in winter and beautiful and cool in summer, with an average altitude of over 3,000 meters. Standing on the top of the mountain, you can have a panoramic view of Mount Gongga, Mount Emei and Mount Wawu. There are three campgrounds in Jiaoding Mountain. No.1 and No.2 are open for average consumers who come with their own tents. There are also some log cabins on offer. No.3 is a rustic luxury camp for tourists who have made reservations. 

Reference Price: Free of charge (if you bring your own tent) 

Add.: Within Huang Mu Office of People's Government of Hanyuan County , Ya'an City 

Distance: It takes about 5 hours to drive from downtown Chengdu.

Dawagengzha Campground

    Dawagengzha, which means "a beautiful holy mountain" in Tibetan, is famous for its scenic spots such as cloud waterfalls, meadows, forests, lakes, canyons and Tibetan villages, and enjoys the reputation as "the 360-degree lookout platform with the best accessibility in Asia". There are 5 centralized areas for tourists to camp and park in the Dawaganza Scenic Area. As the platform is small, it's better to camp near the peak. 

Reference Price: Sightseeing bus RMB 80/person; scenic spot ticket RMB 40/person; free of charge (if you bring your own tent) 

Add.: Within Gari Village, Tibetan Township of Qiaoqi, Baoxing County, Ya'an 

Distance: It takes about 4-5 hours to drive from downtown Chengdu.


Other popular campsites in the outer suburb

Heishui Lake 

Add.: Heishui County, Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture

Mount Siguniang 

Add.: Hongya County, Chengdu

Safety Tips

1. Set up camp in a flat and open high place and avoid valley or a low-lying grounds.

2. Prepare self-defense, fire-prevention and communication tools. 

3. Bring bottled water when camping in the mountain. 

4. Take the rubbish away to protect the environment. 


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