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Ancient Residence on The Cliff

Address: Dongmenying Village, Zhanshanying Town, Yanqing County 102115, China
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Waterloo, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
48 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We learned about these caves from the "day trips from Beijing" section of the Lone Planet Beijing guide. The caves sounded like an interesting place to visit but getting to them seemed like a fuss - 2 buses then a 2 km walk. We decided to visit the caves by renting bicycles in Yanqing and cycling there - thereby simplifying... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Our Beijing trip highlight would definitely be the visit to this mysterious place - 古崖居 (Ancient Cave Dwelling - Gu Ya Ju) at Yan Qing County. Sometimes it is called the biggest maze of China, 古崖居 is the biggest cave residence was ever discovered in China, probably the world. It was such a mysterious place that even many local Beijingers... More

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Coupeville, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

This site is easily accessible with well maintained paths, railings, etc. . The dwelling rooms contain horse troughs, niches for alters, and kangs. A kang is a firebox that channels smoke under a bed that is used both for sitting on and for sleeping at night. The smoke keeps the kang warm even in the cold winters. All that remains... More

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