Naked Retreats

[26/04/10] 

Mother Nature Gets Her Kit Off

Francis Bacon once said that “we cannot command nature, except by obeying her.” Now while that reminds some of you of girlfriends past, when it comes to the great outdoors of the Middle Kingdom, he might have a point. China’s massive cities give visitors the impression of a vast metropolis reminiscent of Star Wars’ planet-sized city Coruscant, but nature, in all her splendour, can be found and easily enjoyed in China, if you have a little help.



Naked Retreats, founded by South African Grant Horsfield, is a series of restored farm houses – many comfortably catering to small groups - surrounding one of China’s most famous peaks, Moganshan, some two and a half hour’s drive from Shanghai. They offer the ultimate escape from the rat race; there are no shops, no ATM machines and most locals will think your Diners card is a meal coupon. But there are activities, including badminton, fishing for local bass, tea picking and long trails for walking and contemplation. In the evenings, crack open that cheeky Hunter Valley late harvest you’ve been saving, throw another log on the open fire and toast to Mother Nature.

Sometimes caving in to a woman has its merits too.

Naked Retreats

From RMB320 (weekdays) to RMB750 (weekends)
www.nakedretreats.cn

Nuts & Bolts
Escape to a weekend cottage on the slopes of China’s Moganshan


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