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Chongming Dongtan Birds National Nature Reserve

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Nov 5, 2018
“Natural surprise”
Jul 8, 2017
“Great getaway close to city”
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.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Dongwang Avenue, Chongming East, Chongming County 202183, China
Chongming Island
+86 21 5947 1556
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

We decided to have a two days out of Shanghai and the closest option seemed to be Chongming. We so decided to visit and Dongtan Birds National Nature Reserve and we made a good choise. Quite environment for being just an hour outside Shanghai city...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tizianashanghai
Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

If you have a weekend free and want a relaxing nature park only an hour's drive from central Shanghai then this is the place for you. We stayed overnight at the Hyatt Regency on the island which was great (see separate review). We took a...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Chuckhen
Reviewed April 3, 2017 via mobile

It's a place to go if you need break from city life, very close to Shanghai. Suggest to visit on sunny day. You can ride Bicycle & boat here for covering whole park faster. nice place for whole day get-away from Shanghai. Spring is time...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank SandeepshastriK
Reviewed November 16, 2016

You really must rent the bikes and check out all the views. The price is right and I suggest you bring a picnic or be brave and try the local restaurant.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Micheaster
Reviewed August 16, 2016

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...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Tamara S
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...More

Date of experience: November 2014
6  Thank 573williec
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

Date of experience: July 2013
4  Thank HaH0ang
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.

Date of experience: April 2012
6  Thank cardiacwiz
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