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Cuandixia Village
Cuandixia Village

Cuandixia Village

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Cuanbai Scenic Area, Zhaitang Town, Mentougou District, Cuandixia, China

The Basics

Wander along the cobblestone lanes of this historic mountain village, and admire the architecture of the stone courtyard homes, many of which were built when the village was first founded more than 400 years ago. Don’t miss the delicate carvings in brick, stone, and wood. Scenic trails on the surrounding hillsides lead to temples and offer stunning views of the village and countryside.

Visit Cuandixia Village independently or as part of a private tour. Getting personalized attention and insights from your guide can be particularly helpful in this area, as most villagers here do not speak English.

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Private Day Trip to Cuandixia Village from Beijing
Private Day Trip to Cuandixia Village from Beijing
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$178.00 per adult
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WOW!!!! Such a perfect day in every...
WOW!!!! Such a perfect day in every way!!! We were picked up by the most adorable Lisa for our trip to Cuandixia. We hit it off with her from the beginning and knew we would have a fun time with her. The drive to the village was about 2.5 hours but was such a nice change going in to the mountains. It was clear and blue and so different than being in Beijing. Beautiful change of scenery! We walked through the charming village with Lisa and were able to look inside the homes for a first hand view of how people there live. We met many of the locals and they all wanted us to join them for lunch. So sweet and warm and welcoming! Just wonderful people! We finally joined a family for lunch and they made anything in the US billed as Farm to Table seem silly!!! They literally picked the vegetables from their gardensand the other delicacies we as fresh as can be and prepared and delivered them to our table. The food just kept coming. And it was some of the best we have ever eaten!!! Such an amazing experience and getting to share it with Lisa and our driver Mr. Yung was an added treat. We ate and ate and played silly games with bottle caps with Lisa. Mr Yung disappeared for a minute and brought me back Buddha praying hands carved by a local artisan. I will cherish his gift forever! This was our last day in Beijing and to say we said goodbye in the most memorable way is an understatement. Lisa is amazing and we would highly recommend her and the kind Mr.Yung to everyone. It will be a day we will remember forever!
ttcdp, Apr 2017

Things to Know Before You Go

  • There’s an entrance fee to enter the Cuandixia scenic area.

  • Wear sturdy, comfortable shoes, and be aware of uneven surfaces.

  • There is a steep path with stairs leading to the village, steep stairs throughout the village, and steep paths to get to viewpoints.

  • Many of the houses offer lunch, with some offering rooftop dining areas.

  • Full-day tours from Beijing can last about eight hours.

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How to Get There

Cuandixia Village is located about 56 miles (90 kilometers) northwest of Beijing. The easiest way to visit is to join a tour or to book a taxi or driver for the day. If you’re traveling on public transportation, take the train to Pinggouyuan Station, bus 892 (more than two hours) to Zhaitang, and then take a taxi to Cuandixia Village.

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When to Get There

Cuandixia Village can be visited year-round. It’s very popular on the weekends and public holidays. Visit during the week to avoid the crowds. The village can easily be visited as a day trip, but some basic accommodations are available for those who want to spend the night.

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Cuandixia Village Highlights

Particularly well-preserved courtyards include Guangliang Courtyard, Caizhu Courtyard, and Mill House. There is a viewpoint on the mountain facing the village. Visitors can also hike up to Guanyu Temple on the other side for equally stunning views.

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