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Top 3 Camping Sites in Shenzhen

Top 3 Camping Sites in Shenzhen

Written by Candice SongUpdated Aug. 1, 2023

Want to get closer to nature and out of the city? There is no doubt that the best choice is camping. Where are the good campsites in Shenzhen? Below are three good campsites in Shenzhen.

Maluan Mountain 马峦山

Camp in the village and see the stars

Mount Ma Luan is located in Ma Luan Village, Pingshan Town, Longgang District of Shenzhen, about 48 kilometers from the city center, where you can see seas and hills, lakes and waterfalls. With its ancient villages and quiet hills, it is very suitable for camping.

Features: Most peaks of Maluan Mountain are under an altitude of 500 meters and have moderate slopes, which are a good place for hiking and camping. There, you can have a walk, go for a ride, see the stars at night and the sunrise in the early morning, as well as tasting the local cuisine.

The highest peak of Mount Ma Luan is less than 600 meters. Covered with lush vegetation, there is no industrial pollution and no noises from the city on the mountain, therefore, fresh air and a high environmental quality can be had there. To people's surprise, although few people live there, all of the Hakka residences, such as Roche Hall, Lai Hall and the watchtowers, as well as wells, ponds and ancient camphor, with a style of the area south of the Five Ridges and with a history of 600 years, are still well preserved in Mount Ma Luan.

The best way to visit: Traveling on foot is the most leisurely way to see the beautiful scenery, but you can also ride along the road. The route from Laoweicun to the second line of Green Road, down to Daxiao Meisha, and then the uplink to the eastern overseas Chinese town (东部华侨城) and stopping at the big turntable, turning to Yantian, Biling of Pingshan and the downtown area, is the best one.

The best place for camping: Honghualing Village is most suitable for camping. As there are streams for people to enjoy having fun and taking showers, it is a preferred place for camping overnight. Getting up in the morning, you will be excited when you are wet with dew, greeting a new day on the eastern coast.

Entrance Fee: free

As there are many routes on the mountain, prepare a map and a compass in advance, and don't travel alone.

Dalu Harbor 大鹿港

Walk along the harbor, and listen to the murmur of a brook

Dalu Harbor is an uninhabited bay that faces the Hong Kong waters, with Egong Bay and Heiyanjiao on either side. As a masterpiece of nature, it is surrounded by mountains on three sides and faces the ocean on one side in a crescent shape. There are beautiful beaches, one large and one small, with a perennial stream flowing from Honghualing down to the sea. Dalu Harbor is regarded as the most ideal camping beach without any pollution in the entire area in Shenzhen. Besides, you can boil a hot pot when camping because of the fresh water from the streams.

The recommended route: Travel along the coast lines from Xigong (西贡) to Dalu Harbor (大鹿港) to Yougan Harbor (柚柑湾海岸线).

Safety tips:

  • Don't walk alone and make sure to follow the guide, and don't rush ahead as there are lots of routes and roads, making it easy to get lost. Sometimes, you need to make use of the vines and wear gloves to avoid being hurt.
  • Watch out when walking across the rocks; it is difficult and you could easily fall down because the gaps are very deep among some rocks. Use sunscreen and insect repellent.

Xichong 西冲

Xichong, the longest and the most beautiful beach in Shenzhen, is located in the southernmost part of Dapeng Peninsula, covering an area of nearly 12 square kilometers. Facing towards the sea in the south and surrounded by mountains on three sides, Xichong is a place that links mountains and rivers, where there is a beautiful beach covering an area of 4.5 kilometers which has blue water and a pleasant environment. As it is well known for its blue water, it has enjoyed the reputation of being a "Hawaii in Shenzhen".

Due to the long beach, white sand, blue sky and blue sea, it is very suitable for camping. Camping overnight, you can listen to the sound of the waves and experience the excitement of outdoors camping; you can also go swimming, catch crabs, collect shells, pick up sea cucumbers and sea urchins (do not capture them, to avoid injury), and participate in the campfire activities.

Features: There are beautiful seaside scenery and clear water; it is known as the longest Silver Beach in Shenzhen! You can enjoy a relaxed holiday unlike any you have had before with the beach, the sunshine, the oceans and the breeze, and you can appreciate the charm of Xichong.

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