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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 September 2016
Hong Kong, China
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Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Paul M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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 

Thank MartinBaxter58
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 

Thank SnJ-HK
Rome, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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
Merced, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

Aaron was our guide. He was excellent. His English was good. His knowledge of the area was excellent. We went to a small restaurant that was fun and good. If you want to wander around an ancient village away from the crowds, I would recommend this tour. I had thought about taking a bus however in retrospect this would have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

Living in Beijing we wanted to get out of town for the day, and found the village as a day trip option. It was great driving west into the mountains. Unfortunately it was a misty day, and the drive would have been even nicer on a clear day. The village is just pretty. A few restaurants were open over Chinese... More 

Thank Traveler1207
Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Historic replica of a Ming Dynasty Village. After visiting Beijing more than 10 times with work this was a very nice change of pace. This was a nice, short day trip (about 90 mins outside of Beijing) and was very scenic. There are some good hiking trails up and around the village which made for some good photo stops.

Thank CynthiaL1963
Frankfurt, Germany
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Maybe it was due to the time of year but it was pretty dead and quite run down looking. Not worth the time and money to journey out three hrs for an hr from Beijing. We expected to stay longer but there was no need. We decided not to bother hiking around due to the lack of enthusiasm upon arrival.

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