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Cuandixia Village

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“ancient town”(3 reviews)
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Originally known as Cuan Di Xia, this is a hillside village of well-preserved Ming dynasty houses.
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about 100 km W of Beijing, Beijing 102309, China
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

A medieval village of 400 years’ history; about 2 hours’ drive from Beijing City. It used to be a trade post for merchandise like fur, and now a tourist spot with about 60-70 preserved ancient living quarters built on the slopes. Recommended to do short...More

Thank Daydreamer2998
Reviewed 30 January 2018

I've studied feng shui for the past twenty years, but last fall was the first time I've seen the beginnings of feng shui, such as this village represents. This was my second trip to China, and I hope not my last.

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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Historical township where most of the Chinese tourist visit rather than western tourist .. the township is quite small and quaint and can be done as a day trip ...approximately 2 hours from Beijing however step back in the time of Mao with this cobblestone...More

Thank rosebourke
Reviewed 15 June 2017

It was a three hour road trip from Beijing to spend an uninspiring 30 minutes at Cuandixia which was all it took to get a sense of the medieval village now long gone. The streetscapes and building structures are worth a look - takes 30...More

2  Thank LHV
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We took a DiDi to get there and booked the same driver to wait for us and paid less than 300 rmb from pingguoyuan subway station on line 1. It was a Sunday and quite hot so not that many tourists out. We had lunch...More

2  Thank iristaletta
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This is an old Ming village that's full of history. Climb on the hill on the opposite side provides an excellent frontal view of the village, and a short walk up the Guandi Temple provides an even better view of the ancient village wall. If...More

Thank Humanitas D
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This is a gorgeous village in the mountains. It has many hiking trails with breathtaking sights. Getting there is no simple task. There is a bus that will take you most the way, but you will need to take a taxi the rest of the...More

2  Thank Michael A
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Hired a car and driver at very reasonable rates for my wife, son and I to explore some rural parts outside Beijing. Very interesting and beautiful Ming Village at Cuandixia. Visit around lunch time if you can and try very authentic rural chinese food. also...More

3  Thank maffu2016
Reviewed 8 January 2017

This is a beautiful little village. A hike to the top will provide spectacular views, however, it is more of a tourist spot than an authentic village experience. Most huts/homes are selling goods or meals and the people actually live in the city. It is...More

2  Thank jillianlorenz
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I have to agree that this village, while stunning, should not be the first thing you visit in the region. Only come once you have done the major sites: Mings tombs, Wall, etc. But it is well worth the effort. And winter clearly cuts down...More

1  Thank Charles R
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16 August 2016|
Response from Geri8037 | Reviewed this property |
Zhuanghu, in Huairou District.
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Response from CynthiaL1963 | Reviewed this property |
Because the village sites in a valley, you will be able to see short hiking trails all around the village perimeter. I highly recommend these trails as they provide great views of the village for pictures.