Lingshui Village

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Lingshui Village

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13 reviews
Very good

Penang280 contributions
Back to Ancient China!
Nov 2018 • Family
This place is a bit hard to reach with public transport. But the place is very serene and seem to give you the feeling that you are back in ancient China. The background of this village was that it had produced 6 (if not mistaken, maybe more or maybe less) shortlisted scholars during the ancient China imperial ruling. I have a cousin who drove me here. So, I can't really shared what public transportation mode is available. I did asked about a private car service (just in case my cousin can't fetch me) and the cost is quite expensive at around RMB800.
Written December 3, 2018
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Michael C
Bangkok94 contributions
Best day excursion I've had
Oct 2018 • Solo
The place is legit. The surroundings tranquil and calm. No pushy salespeople. Public toilets are better than Beijing !! I kid you not. One long bus trip, and a short taxi ride. and you're there. Spent the entire day walking up and down the hillsides, while peeking into people's courtyards. Lunch was great, the fish was DIVINE !!

Al I hope is that the renovation will not "modernize" the facades too much.
Written October 6, 2018
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Amy Jiang
Greater London, UK2,076 contributions
Beautiful, truly authentic village
Jul 2017 • Family
Came here after my uncle recommended it to me during my last visit to China last summer. The drive from Beijing was quite long, even though there was no one on the roads due to heavy rain, which made conditions not great especially since most of the motorways are on winding mountains, at about 2-3 hours.

When we arrived there was still a little bit of rain so we visited the small museum to the right of the car park. In the distance we could hear a man shouting over the megaphones about his wares. There was also a stage for plays, but due to the rain nothing was going on. The toilets were in much better shape than I expected them to be for a small remote village two hours out of Beijing, which was a very welcome surprise for anyone whose travelled in China before.

We had lunch at one of the villager's homes where a group of kids were staying-the food was absolutely amazing, all using home grown ingredients and very cheap price for the servings given. My only concern was the fact that my drink was taken out from an underground chiller with at least a 5-year old packaging label, but at least it tasted fine.

We visited the entire village, even climbing the mountain at the back which led to a path which you could walk on taking you out of the village. The views from up there were incredible, especially when the rains cleared and the sun came out, making for some beautiful shots of both the mountains and the village. Coming back down we visited some of the Ming and Qing dynasty temples, before going to another nearby village on our way back. Made for a very relaxing, enjoyable day, and for anyone looking for the real China, there's no better place to go than here.
Written March 11, 2018
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Asha Go
Shanghai, China80 contributions
My favourite village outside of Beijing
Oct 2015 • Couples
I love this village. It's quite close to Cuandixia - which has become somewhat touristy over the last few years. Lingshuicun is still really gorgeous and authentic. You can even stay the night in one of the villager's homes if you ask them nicely - and for a much cheaper price than Cuandixia! It's also really easy to access by bus - you take the bus from Pingguoyuan and get off at Zhaitang then take a taxi - the bus costs around 20 yuan and takes anywhere between 2 and 3.5 hours depending on traffic.
Written November 15, 2015
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Chicago, IL292 contributions
Town that had 2 Imperial scholars
May 2015 • Friends
We stopped at this ancient village, dating from the short-lived Jin dynasty, en route back to Beijing from Cuandixia village. Also in the mountains, the town is picturesque. There is a huge group of statues celebrating the two imperial scholars who were born here. We were lucky to meet the father of the Hong Kong film star, Kimmie, who invited us in to see his courtyard house.

We stopped here in search of traditional architecture. What I had not considered was that because this village is in the mountains, everything would be uphill!

We walked the narrow streets, poking into open houses, and comparing their construction with the houses in Cuandixia.

All in all, we spent perhaps an hour looking around. It would not be an attraction for families with small children, or for people who cannot walk on uneven substrates.
Written September 16, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia310 contributions
Time stood still.
Nov 2012 • Friends
This is a town where time stood still. Only 3hrs from Beijing via the subway and a bus it is nestled in the mountains and surrounded by greenery and stunning scenery. You take the line 1 subway to the end and then take 989 bus to the village. The bus ride is about 2 hrs and you will encounter some amazing scenery along the way.

If you want a meal then just call out to the villagers and they will show you what they have and will cook something for you, usually 20 RMB is enough but I gave 100 because it was too good. It takes time getting there and you will need a taxi from the bus stop near the village to the village itself.
Written November 12, 2012
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