6 popular places around Jiangsu and Zhejiang for a must-visit self-driving trip

Where is a good place to go for a self-driving tour around Jiangsu and Zhejiang during this season? Here are 6 popular self-driving tour destinations around Jiangsu and Zhejiang that are worth visiting. This guide collects popular autumn scenic spots around Jiangsu and Zhejiang for a quick trip with your family and children, allowing you to enjoy the changing nature and immerse yourself in an autumn fairy tale with your loved ones in just one day of leisure time.

Dayu Valley

Hangzhou Yuhang has a pure land, that is Dayu Valley. The numerous reservoirs and lakes in the mountain basins add charm to the autumn of Dayu Valley. In the valley, there are only green mountains and clear waters. Besides the sound of birds, insects, and chickens, there is no noise. The most important thing is that it is only 216 kilometers away from Shanghai, less than 3 hours by car.
There are many camphor, fir, maple, and cedar trees in the Changle Forest near Dayu Valley. They are all tall and in autumn, they display a variety of colors such as red, yellow, and green, making the scenery very rich in color. As it is a forest, there are not many houses around. After a gust of autumn wind, the shaded path in the forest will also be covered with a thick layer of fallen leaves. Walking on it feels somewhat like scenes from a European town in a movie, giving people a dreamlike feeling.
The ancient Gingko corridor in Baduji, Changxing County, Huzhou, is one of the most significant places for Gingko trees in terms of age and area in East China. Baduji is the oldest Gingko village in China. Over a thousand years, the ten-mile ancient Gingko forest stands proudly nestled and embraced by overlapping mountains. Various residential buildings are hidden among the Gingko trees, where the sounds of chickens and dogs can be heard.

Jidong Xuedouling

Xuedouling is located in the southern mountainous area of Jidong Town, Keqiao District. It used to be a must-pass mountain for Jidong to go to Longfeng. Ancient people built a mountain road along the stream, with a total length of about three kilometers. It is still well-preserved to this day. This place is located in the valley mountain fall, with ancient Chinese torreya trees scattered on both sides of the mountain, making Xuedouling more quaint and profound.

Tao Yinling Ancient Path

In the late autumn season in Shaoxing, the outskirts are covered in fiery maple forests, creating a beautiful scenery like a painting. It is highly recommended to come and see it when you have free time on the weekends. Many people are familiar with the Shangqing Ancient Trail, but nearby is a hidden Taoyinling Ancient Trail, located between Miao Yantou in Wangtan Town and Jinyu Ao in Pingshui Town, Keqiao District. It is also known as Taoyanling Ancient Trail or Taoyuanling Ancient Trail.

Shi Jing Reservoir

Shiying Reservoir is a small reservoir surrounded by mountains, very quiet. The unique feature is the water fir forest at the end of the reservoir. When driving to the reservoir, you can see the untrimmed muddy road. Do not stop here. Continue along the winding path for one to two kilometers, and you will see this hidden treasure.