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Chongming Dongtan Birds National Nature Reserve

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Address: Dongwang Avenue, Chongming East, Chongming County 202183, China
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Phone Number: 021-59471556
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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The island of Chongming offers China's only wetland park and a migratory...

The island of Chongming offers China's only wetland park and a migratory bird reserve. Raised boardwalks provide the opportunity for exploring the marshlands by foot or bicycle.

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Private Tour: Birdwatching in Dongtan Wetland Park from Shanghai
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Lovely Nature Reserve Just an Hour from Downtown Shanghai

My daughter and I visited here late afternoon on a sunny August day. The reserve is massive -- it is chock full of waterways, pathways and boardwalks through the wetlands. I was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Herndon, Virginia
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Herndon, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I visited here late afternoon on a sunny August day. The reserve is massive -- it is chock full of waterways, pathways and boardwalks through the wetlands. I was impressed with the land set aside for a reserve, hearing the bird song of those birds who did brave the late afternoon heat of summer, and the landscaping... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Beautiful wetlands park located about 2 hours outside Shanghai city. Large open expanse, home to more than 200 avian and aquatic species. Different species of birds nest at various times of the year. There is a real sense of conservation here. There is also several very nice water lily garden throughout the park. Great photo opportunities available. There is a... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Disclaimer: Part of the Nature Reserve is cultivated or landscaped while I'd say a majority (the further out areas) are natural. You will want to rent a single or pairs bike which they offer if you want to enjoy the natural areas. We visited after a rainy day so the air was quite nice. Seeing the wetlands was quite nice... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

It's a relaxing place if you have a day free and love nature. Better go there in winter, when there are many kind of birds in the park. In summer, maybe there's just you and.. the grass, oh, and a beautiful lotus lake

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

The wetlands with the songs of so many birds was exceptional, a special day of rural serenity only an hour from the city frenzy of Shanghai...highly recommended for lovers of nature.

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