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“Nice old village in the mountains, every houses is today a restaurant and the place is very touristy”
Review of Cuandixia Village

Cuandixia Village
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$65.00*
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Private Day Trip to Cuandixia Village from Beijing
Ranked #111 of 1,608 things to do in Beijing
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Originally known as Cuan Di Xia, this is a hillside village of well-preserved Ming dynasty houses.
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“Nice old village in the mountains, every houses is today a restaurant and the place is very touristy”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

Nice place to go out of Beijing for the day and see how the Chinese are having holidays. On the way to Chuandixia, a lot of other touristy places and some big farms.

Visited August 2012
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“The beautiful old village where everyone's family name is Cuan:)”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

There is lots to do here. See beautiful temples, a 400 year old house, learn paper cutting from a family, hike on the mountains, eat delicious wild vegetables, sleep on the traditional kang bed-stoves and wake up with music played across the village to wake up everyone in the morning=) Tourists here are mostly Chinese.

Visited March 2012
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“Worth a look if you have extra time in Beijing, transport could be a hassle”
Reviewed August 14, 2012

An ancient Ming-Qing village that has been preserved as a tourist attraction, worth a visit if you have extra time in Beijing. The architecture and clustering of the village houses along the slope of a hill are very unique and do climb a short way to the top of the hill above the houses where you will get a spectacular view of the entire village. You may also want to climb up the opposite hill to get another angle of view of the village. The houses along the bottom of the hill are all inns and restaurants and the food might be slightly expensive as it's mainly for tourists. Do not go there expecting to see a typical village of rural China as this place does not represent that but instead it is a preserved village that has been converted. For transport, recommended that you hire a car from Beijing if you have extra money, otherwise you will have to take a bus from a bus stop near Pingguoyuan station on Beijing city subway (waiting time is around 1 hour) and journey on the bus for 2 hours to a town call Zhaitang where you will have to hire a private car to the village as there is very little official taxi that goes to that place. The ticket office is located at the foot of a hill where the village is, hence it is recommended that you ask the driver to wait for you at the ticket office while you buy the tickets before sending you up the hill, otherwise you would have to walk for quite a long distance up the hill. Stay over at the village only if you are seeking tranquility away from city life as there might not be many things to do at night and the place can be explored in around 2 hours (including lunch). Go early in the morning as the last bus from Zhaitang back to Beijing city will leave at around 4pm.

Visited June 2012
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“Great village”
Reviewed July 22, 2012

Ok, it's definitely a long drive from the heart of Beijing, but I think it is worthwhile. Seeing the old timey way of living still in action is pretty neat. Making the climb up the big hill and seeing everything from above was especially enjoyable. There isn't much traffic on that trail which is also nice.

Visited April 2012
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“Ancient City, Nice place but too commercial & crowded”
Reviewed June 30, 2012

Entrance fee - RMB 35 per person

Homestay lunch was expensive, considering the dishes were not tasty. Almost same price as mid-class restaurants in City area.

Too commercialized by now with loads of local Chinese tourists. I would recommend to go only if you have extra time in Beijing. Toilets were extremely dirty.

Visited June 2012
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