|Above, an RV show in China. China daily photo.|
Who'd have thought it? But there is another RV boom going on.
The place: China!
Yes, RVs are booming in China according to an article in the Asia News Network (ANN). Motorhomes are outselling towable RVs.
Last May Day holiday, Ji Ping drove a Class B motorhome, a popular type of recreational vehicle, to the Haba Lake eco-tourism area in Wuzhong, Ningxia Hui autonomous region, in Northwest China. The spot, with overall utilities, campsites and an ideal field for stargazing, attracts many RV enthusiasts.
“After retirement, I bought a motorhome worth about 300,000 yuan ($47,100) to travel with my wife and grandson. We had been to scores of cities in China and went to Laos and Vietnam. Traveling by RV has become a new lifestyle, especially for us seniors, since we have more time,” Ji said.
Another vacationer Li Jian recently drove his motorhome to the RV campsite in Baishamen Park, Haikou, Hainan province. “I paid 60 yuan for parking every day, and it also covered water and electricity, so the price is totally affordable. And my stay there was very convenient and relaxing because the campsite is surrounded by markets and a beautiful beach.”
Such scenes have become increasingly common across China as the RV market booms amid a growing motorhome culture and expanding integration of campsites and scenic spots.
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