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Simatai villege, Gubeikou town, Beijing, China
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Limited shopping and limited authenticity, but I loved the ways it has been newly constructed to show how it was. Overwhelming beautiful in architecture and entertainment, particularly the light/laser/computerised images synchronised with music and water fountains. Night climb to the Wall, a great other experience.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Destination580117
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a recreation of an old water town, apparently it is less than 5 years old but it looks like it has been there a thousand years with ancient willow and vines on the buildings. Yes, it's touristy and expensive but it is large...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Steve S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been talking about traveling to Gubei Watertown for the last year but we only made it out there now this summer. Finally! This water town by the foot of the Simatai section of the Great Wall is located in Miyun county. The town...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank iristaletta
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice enough, a bit expensive thou. It is a faux town outside of the center of Beijing. You can get a bus from Beijing South or Dongzimen.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Adrian B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was brought here by a friends, I have to say I was amazed at this place. The way the town is presented gives a very authentic feel. I stayed 2 nights, one in a private onsen hotel and was truly impressed with the standard...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Saishidan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most convenient way is to head to Dongzhimen Wai and take the 0900hr bus direct to Gubei. Bus fare is 48rmb, about 2 hours ride. However, do arrive early as the bus will depart earlier when nearly full. I nearly missed the bus when...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank LG_Kay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice experience as access to Great Wall. Stayed at hotel, which was nice. Would recommend. Some nice restaurants and pretty views.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank tkmphoenix
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting staging point to climb the Simatai stretch of the Great Wall of China. The Great Wall is about an hour from Gubei if we track up by foot. However there is also a cable car that can take up to within 500 metres...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank Mikeloh03
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recreation of an ancient town by the Great Wall with hot springs, interesting little restaurants and bars, canals, a fascinating nighttime light show.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank wonderbill_MD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gubei water town just outside Beijing .i did this trip with my best freind who is Chinese and is a native of China .He drove from Beijing to this little place of heaven tranquil and very interesting you need good walking shoes as the cobbled...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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21 October 2019|
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Response from suzanne t | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if your driver is chinese and local to Beijing ?? But Gubei is a collection of old villages and brought together in Gubei it’s authenticity is very good must have cost a fortune but simatai the oldest bit of... More
11 September 2019|
Response from Stan W |
Most metro trains have their last journey start at 23:00 (next train @ 05:00). You should be able to get a taxi (around $7). Have a look at the Rome2rio travel app. It says the walk would be around 1.5 hours. Not smart... More