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Asia » China » Shanghai » Chongming May 7th 2012

The very far east of Shanghai - we ride all the way in hard trails reaching to this piece of land - wild, calm nothing else; beautiful seasonal birds resting throughout the wetlands, probably the most pleasant field for buffalos, unwind scenes without seeing any boundaries - this is perhaps the last paradise out of Shanghai. Completing a total 72 kms in and out on rough trails, bypassing few villages, probably one of the best ride so far in a 1-hour reachable distance out of greater Shanghai area. Yet, best transportation to feel the touch - on a mountain bike, no others.... read more

Asia » China » Shanghai » Chongming December 20th 2011

It said this is the last piece of heaven left over in greater Shanghai - Chongming Island, across the Yangzhe River! Few years back before the bridge was ready, it took 3 hours to get on a ferry where 2 hours are on 'q' for boarding; it takes less than 30 minutes now by car - and it is a pleasant drive over the 'sea'. Some great outdoor activities available here, particularly, bike riding is the best and bird watching, white stork is one of them! Oh ya, one of the best relaxing way to enjoy this island - find a quiet urban road, explore the unlimited landscape surrounds you, park your car in between common reeds and bare beaches, and enjoy BBQ or reading or just do nothing hearing the wind, bird's flying and wide, ... read more




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