Gubei Water Town

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Abusyed
Tianjin, China42 contributions
MESMERIZING PLACE
Jun 2021 • Family
wow , no words to say about the beauty of the place, if you are looking for a place to take the photographs , this is the place , Recommended for night view , stunning beauty, lot of resturants ,boating, and enjoy the.scenaries .
Written June 1, 2021
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Stephen C
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Quaint town that comes alive at night
Dec 2020 • Couples
This water town is about 2 hours drive from Beijing city. For those who have been to Wuzhen (in outskirts of Shanghai), there is a heavy resemblance as I'm told that this place is modeled after the latter.

There is plenty to do inside. The bonus of going in winter is that the streams are frozen and converted to skating rinks. There are also ice sculptures at various parts of the town.

The other advantage of visiting this town is that it is linked to the Simatai leg of the Great Wall. It is best to stay until evening time as the lights of the town and the Great Wall are magnificent.
Written December 27, 2020
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spp123
Beijing, China57 contributions
Highly recommended for two night trip .
Nov 2020
This is around 130 km outside of Beijing, 1.5 hr driving. The place is phenomenal though gets crowded during the weekend. We stayed there for two night within the water town. ( Be careful not all hotels accept foreigners so you have to call them and confirm that). Plenty of places to eat . Along with Chinese food , you get your Pizza , burger and steak so don't worry about the food there . Make sure to go around the whole place during the day and then at night. Try to climb the hill of Gubei church in the evening to see the whole place lit up. We also took the cable to Simatai Great wall . It is a broken great wall , even after the cable it is still a steep climb. It is bit expensive though. Its not worth to go up to the great wall in the evening , you might want to stay and enjoy the water town in the evening. And if you like photography , this is your place . we were there in 1st week of Nov so great time to see the red Ivy all over the water town and of course great weather. A must visit place.
Written November 14, 2020
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Traveller_Oldie
East London, South Africa255 contributions
Nice town, but expect the crowds
Aug 2020 • Friends
This re-enactment of the actual watertown is very well constructed and has a range of wonderful little shops and alleyways. BUT try to go on a weekday. Weekends are hectic and full of crowds. Has a nice vibe. The lightshow with more than 80 drones dancing in the sky was quite incredible.
Written August 15, 2020
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Amy P
Barrie, Canada89 contributions
A Fun Experience
Aug 2020 • Couples
Super cute town & fun place for a one night getaway. Yes, it’s a little pricey but it really was beautiful. We stayed in a quaint inn that was relatively clean & had a balcony overlooking the canal. The park was extremely clean & well-maintained. We paid to take the cable car up the mountain & to take a boat ride through the canal but exploring the town was included in the cost. We could have easily spent more time at this beautiful park & hope to return in the future.
Written August 11, 2020
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Chanel P
Atlanta, GA117 contributions
Watertown+GreatWall
May 2020 • Friends
I half expected re-enactments because this place gave me theme park vibes. I enjoyed walking around and trying the food. I enjoyed wondering around the town, maybe there wasn’t much more to offer considering the pandemic but it would have been nice to see. Bring bugs spray for the evening cause they swarmed my and my party 😩
Written May 18, 2020
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Tweenkly
Malaysia364 contributions
My favourite place during visit to Beijing
Dec 2019
Highly recommended to stay overnight at the town. The entrance ticket valid for 2 days for those visitors who overnight inside the town.

Pretty Town even it is rebuilt as a commercial village. Able to access to the Simatai Great Wall via the cable car at night.

Join the tour at the entrance (mandarin language), the guide show us around and explain the exhibition pretty well. We had spent 2 hours walking around leisurely and had a wonderful time.

The food we try around the village is good, more to Guang Dong style.

The town had 4 different theme based on the season, each season had different views.
Written March 4, 2020
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Susan
Singapore, Singapore23 contributions
Very nice place. We would love to visit again!
Dec 2019 • Family
A very nice resort around 2 hours away from Beijing citycore. It's hard to believe that it's all man made. You can see the night view of Simaitai Great Wall by taking a cable car. There are many hot spa hotels in this resort.
Written February 11, 2020
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bright ideas
Beijing, China27 contributions
One of my favourite places in Beijing
Dec 2019
We went to visit at the start of December. It was freezing cold but that added to the charm of the place, the lake was frozen and there were some lovely snow sculptures. Made the place even more photogenic!

Spent the afternoon wandering around seeing the beautiful sights and trying some of the food at the small vendors. There are also cafes and restaurants where you can sit indoors.

We waited until the evening for the drone display. It was wonderful, never seen anything quite like it!

Overall it was a great place to unwind and get out of the city. I would recommend to everyone visiting Beijing. It is worth the long and slightly cramped bus journey on the 51. But you can take a didi if you're feeling fancy!
Written January 3, 2020
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rosegrove77
Beijing, China260 contributions
“Ice Town”
Dec 2019 • Family
Loved this whole experience!
We hired a private car from Beijing which took about 2 hours. We deliberately came on a week-day in the hope we could avoid crowds and we were right. The town and Wall were wonderfully tourist free.
The town looked magical as there was snow and the water had frozen in ‘water’ town. Everywhere had Christmas decorations and it felt very festive. We opted for the full package ticket 280RMB per person which was admission to the town and cable car up and down the wall. You could walk it, but we decided to opt for a different route as we’d already climbed a different section of the wall. When you get to the top it is still a bit of a climb to the tower via some steep steps. The views up there were spectacular especially with the snow. Later on, looking up at the Wall lit up from the town was just beautiful. We ate in a German restaurant which was decent and warmed up a bit before braving the outdoors again for the drone show which was at 6.30pm. (Apparently there is a later show too which is the same.) The drone show was awesome and like nothing we’ve seen before.
The whole experience - town - Wall - show made for a great day!
Written December 20, 2019
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