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Address: Jiangtouzhou Village, Jiuwu Town, Guilin, China
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Great for historical buffs

Talking about away from beaten track, this is as good as it gets. This is a photographer's dream. The village is tiny and settled by a prominent scholar by the surname of Zhou... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Talking about away from beaten track, this is as good as it gets. This is a photographer's dream. The village is tiny and settled by a prominent scholar by the surname of Zhou (akin to Zhou Yuen Fatt). Many of the descendants here do very well for themselves and the original ancient house is still there, and for interested parties,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

We rented top quality (friendly mechanic) pushbikes from ride giant in Guilin and rode 35km (note lonely planet states 25km) to this wonderful town. Mostly flat but you should, if riding, leave as early as possible to make the most of the day. This town is currently being partially renovated and we were lucky due to some of it being... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

We were on our second visit to Guilin so wanted to visit places that were not usually frequented by tourists. Our friends brought us to this ancient village as part of a day out in the country. This village is about an hour from Guilin so you would need to organise a driver or hire a taxi. Most hotels can... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2014

With only a guide book in our hands we have decided to reach this village eventhough our chinese is quite limited. Since the taxis didnt want to go for below 200 RMB we have decided to take the bus adventure. First two buses you pay 2 RMB. First we took bus 99 to xinjiang square from guilin train station, there... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2014

I visited in 2009 so this might be out of date, this village was interesting but a bit off the beaten track. We ended up hiring a taxi for several hours from Guilin which wasnt too expensive (I think Y120 from memory) and Im glad we did because not speaking Chinese I doubt we would have navigated public transport. Its... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2014

From research, the buildings in this village are up to 1,000 years old. Some seemed to be empty and others looked like they could still have people living in them - some were difficult to tell the difference. To get there, leave the train station in Guilin, turn right until the end of the road, right again & get the... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

Even though it is not a main tourism spot but visiting the village for the purpose of photo taking is not a bad idea. Didn't expect that the photos turn out to be so attractive.

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