Changshou Village of Bama

Changshou Village of Bama, Bama County: Hours, Address, Changshou Village of Bama Reviews: 3.5/5

Changshou Village of Bama
3.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Wednesday
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12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
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Sunday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Stephanie O
Metro Manila, Philippines15 contributions
Peaceful and Tranquil
May 2017 • Solo
I stayed for a week in Jiangping Village in the Yue Liang He Chang Shou Cun (Moon River Longevity Village). I got here by taking a 5 hour bus journey from Nanning airport to Bama Bus Station. From Bama, I hired a car which took me to Jiangping village. The village was very peaceful and was filled with lovely paddy fields. I spent my mornings and evenings trekking along the fields/ hiking on Taiji mountain. I was really able to unwind and have a peaceful and restful holiday.
Written May 16, 2017
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LosAngelesTina
los angeles150 contributions
Over rated
Nov 2015 • Friends
It was interesting to visit this city where 33% of the people are over 100 years of age. However, it was not with the 10 hour car trip from Guilin to come here. Most of the attractions are smaller compared to Yangshuo and Longsheng. If you have 3 weeks or more to spend in the Guangxi province, then it's worthwhile to come here. Otherwise I think knits better to spend more time at Guilin, Yangshuo, Longsheng hotspring and Longgi rice terrace.
Written November 4, 2015
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Oranutan1
Hampton, VA293 contributions
Longivity village
Aug 2014 • Couples
I know there are packaged tours, but I left my apartment in Nanning and found the bus station. A luxury bus took me to Bama. If you have never been on a luxury bus they have two big comfortable chairs on one side and one big chair on the other. There is a stewardess on board with drinks and snacks. After 4 hours we got into Bama and took a very uncomfortable local bus out to Longevity Village. Population 500 with 7 people over 100 and many people in their nineties. I found a house that rented rooms and began my fantastic 4 days in Bama.
Written July 7, 2015
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marianneongll
George Town, Malaysia146 contributions
Very laid back
Oct 2014 • Friends
A village where the people live to a ripe old age about 103 years old. Not much to see except that the villagers are lazing around or gambling along the roadside. Quite dusty and dirty. Food is not covered but exposed.
Written May 5, 2015
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Sherri W
Lacombe, Canada68 contributions
Exploring Changshou Fantastic
Jul 2013 • Friends
We had a great time exploring the eccentric village. We found some villagers putting a cobra into a large container of vodka for arthritic medicine. Visited with the elderly. Shared chocolate with the children.
Written May 13, 2014
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TravellerPenang
Penang35 contributions
Changshou village located at Bapan or Ping An village
Apr 2014 • Friends
It is a small village in between BAIMO Cave and BAINIAO GROTTO scenic area. If you are rushing for time, you may consider joining a tour group travel from Nanning for 1night 2 days trip.The tour will consist of visiting Baimo Cave, Changshou village, and Bainiao Grotto, with stay overnight at Bama. Changshou village is nothing much to see except you can visit some old age people. I joined the tour from Nanning and they brought us to visit 2 homes and take photo with the 2 old people (103 and 106 years old). Changshou village has nothing much to see but Baimo Cave and Bainiao Grotto has much scenic spots to see and experience.
Written April 27, 2014
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Joseph P
Chicago, IL309 contributions
Guangxi, Bama
Jun 2013 • Friends
Bama is an interesting “village” (@250,000 people) four hours from Nanning by bus.

Bama is known for its amazing number of centurions. There are more people here of 100 years old or more than anywhere else in the world. Why? It is a mystery, but there are various theories: clean air and water, a healthy diet, exercise, hard work well into old age, and location along a favorable magnetic meridian.

If you are in Quangxi Province, Nanning or Guilin, your hotel should be able to arrange transportation to Bama. Once there, you have a choice of hotels, some upscale, some not. There are many good restaurants, as you would expect to find just about anywhere in China.

Sightseeing includes some interesting caves and caverns, approachable by boat, and the Chinese countryside. Old ones are everywhere, and are always pleased to touch your head and offer a prayer for good luck and long life. A small tip is appreciated. But it is always better to purchase whatever they are selling. Most 100 year olds still work at a craft or they continue to farm. They usually have their crafts on sale, If not, they should have home grown fruits and vegetables.
Written January 28, 2014
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RichardLim92378511
Singapore, Singapore7 contributions
Changshou Island in Bama
Aug 2013 • Friends
Went via a package tour. They did not show us much except visiting the museum. The explanation of the guide is in Chinese. There is no chance for us to see these old folks or mingle with them
Written August 29, 2013
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Francis Lee FLAC
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia252 contributions
The World Longevity heritage site
Apr 2013 • Friends
The most old aged people, man and women still living in this village. The villages' homes are being built upwards, i.e. a few higher storey into 4 to 5 storey high. This site can now afford to do so with assistance from the visitors. Just imagine that you only have to contribute a yen person and with a million visitors per year per home, well it amounts to a million yen revenue per year per home, so that a better standard of living these old folks.
Written June 2, 2013
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Edyharto
Singapore, Singapore550 contributions
The young and the old
Dec 2012 • Family
We could not see any signage stating that this is the Longevity Village, but the bus driver told us that this is it!

On arrival, we went looking for a toilet, this being cold autumn time. But we were given the cold shoulder. Then we were told that there was one at the `provision shop'. True enough, we were allowed in and it was clean. After that, we walked across a bridge of the Panyang River and arrived at the Village. We saw young people instead and a group of visitors further up entering a house. We followed suit and found an older woman said to be over 100 years old. My grand-kid paid respect to her and sat beside her and we took a picture. As a token of appreciation, I passed on a red packet to my grand-kid to pass it on to the centenarian woman. She accepted it happily and patted on the head of my grand kid. It was a touching moment. It shows that the centenarian was still active both in mind and body.

Next we visited a centenarian man and a woman in another house. The same ritual was repeated. And we told ourselves that it was enough as we wanted to go to another place.

On the poster at a house was an older woman, said to be 127 years old. We wanted to pay our respect to her but we were told that she hails from another village.

According to reviews, there are about 100 older persons in this village! But unless we explore the village for a day or two, we would be able to see them!
Written December 31, 2012
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