Haven't decided where you want to go on the coming holidays or weekend? Instead of squeezing yourself in the huge crowds at popular scenic spots, why not go camping somewhere far from the city bustle. The following are recommended spots for you to take a camping trip with your families or friends around Guangzhou.
Apoliu Village, Conghua District (阿婆六村,从化区)
Apoliu Village, the highest village in Guangzhou at an altitude of 730 meters, is a good place to count stars or watch the moon. You can either choose to pitch your tent at the threshing ground at the entrance of the village or find a roof on a farmhouse. Then feel free to immerse yourself in the glory of a sky dotted with countless stars or bask in the bright moonlight.
The neighboring Xitou Village (溪头村) is also worth visiting. You can sample a taste of local delicacies like bamboo-tube rice, tofu stuffed with salted egg yolk and the must-try beancurd jelly.
How to get there:
Huanan Expressway (华南快速)→Jingzhu Expressway (京珠高速)→Jiebei Expressway(街北高速)→National Highway 105 (国道105)→turn right when seeing the Huguang Villa (湖光山庄)→County Highway 938 (县道938) (towards Xitou Village溪头村) →turn right when seeing the Xiyuan Villa (溪源山庄) and drive till the end
Menghuabu (cotton print veil) Village, Zengcheng District（蒙花布村，增城区）
During the season when the Chinese silver grass sprouts, the whole village appears as if it is wrapped in a cotton print — and that's how it got its name.
Facing the Zengjiang River (增江) on both sides, Menghuabu Village owns a large stretch of beach suitable for camping. Wandering along the sedate alleys, you can see many ancient buildings, all kinds of fruits like litchis and longans, and villagers going about their simple lives. The entire view is so enchanting that you may not want to leave.
How to get there:
Baihu Village (白湖村)→Highway S119 →Zhengguo County (正果镇)→ Highway X261