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Address: about 100 km W of Beijing, Beijing 102309, China
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Originally known as Cuan Di Xia, this is a hillside village of...

Originally known as Cuan Di Xia, this is a hillside village of well-preserved Ming dynasty houses.

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Rural escape from Beijing

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... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2017
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 way. Also, the buses stop after 5PM and accommodation is not possible if you do... More 

Thank Michael A
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 13 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 take the time to visit nearby Tibetan temples and limestone caves.

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Marathon, Florida
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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 nice to see once but I would not return.

Thank jillianlorenz
London, United Kingdom
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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 the tourist numbers, making it even more peaceful. The winter sun settles on the village... More 

Thank Charles R
Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

I have been to China many times and everyone visiting Beijing goes to the Wall. But there is a lot more to see outside Beijing than that: Cuandixia is a fine example. Virtually untouched, it seems that the Japanese didn't make it here during the Sino-Japanese war, not much sign of post-1949 changes either until the new road appeared just... More 

Thank steve_t1956
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Reviewed 19 November 2016

It is truly an experience to walk through this Ming Dynasty village that has changed little over the last few hundred years, it really is like stepping back in time. The village is surrounded by towering mountains that frame the village perfectly. A walk up to the temple above the village provides and excellent vantage point to take in the... More 

1 Thank Paul M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Cuandixia Village is a historic village dating from the Ming dynasty. It is around 500 courtyard homes dating to the Ming and Qing dynasties. Most of this homes now under reconstruction. Many of these homes have been converted into small inns offering food and lodging to travelers. In my opinion, if you pass on your way this village, you can... More 

Thank Vladimir M
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

The ancient, Ming Dynasty ??, village of Cuandixia is a 1 1/2 to 2 hour drive from the centre of Beijing. Once out of metropolitan Beijing you pass through some really nice hilly / mountainous scenery before arriving at the small village. The village itself is built up the side of a hill in a steep sided valley surrounded by... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

Great. About 90 mins in a car, through Mountain-y scenery. Village is interesting. A taste of what life was like before. Very few westerners, and little English, so an interpreter is a grand plan. A bit of up & down walking, so be prepared. The hillside walk was delightful. As was our guide, Maggie. And she loves photography, so we... More 

1 Thank SnJ-HK
Rome, New York
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

If you go to Cuandixia Village just to get up on the paths above the village to view the old structures, you'll enjoy it. But down below in the streets, it's one vendor after another selling the same tired stuff.

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