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Cuandixia Village

about 100 km W of Beijing, Beijing 102309, China
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“ming dynasty” (8 reviews)
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about 100 km W of Beijing, Beijing 102309, China
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Reviewed 11 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

Thank Michael A
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...More

1  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

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
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...More

Thank steve_t1956
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...More

1  Thank Paul M
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...More

Thank Vladimir M
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...More

2  Thank MartinBaxter58
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...More

1  Thank SnJ-HK
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.

Thank Geri8037
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May I know the name of "another semi-ruinous village" mentioned in your comments? Thank you!
16 August 2016|
Response from Geri8037 | Reviewed this property |
Zhuanghu, in Huairou District.
Moominmama M
Please could somebody recommend a clear hiking route around and through this village. I plan to spend about 4 hours there. Many thanks
4 May 2016|
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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.
HI Judith, Could please let me have the name and contact details of where you stayed at Cuandixia? How was the accommodation? Thanks.
2 October 2015|
Response from Vitor R |
Billy, I went to Cuandixia two days ago (April/2016 - low season - week days) and I had no problem to find a place to stay. Most guest houses are renewed and they were all pretty empty. It's an excellent place to relax.