Cuandixia Old Village Private Day Tour

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From $195.00

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person


Departs: Beijing, Beijing

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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It’s challenging to get to Cuandixia Village by bus or train, so let a private guide and driver take you on the 2 hour driving from Beijing to this preserved Medieval village in the mountains. Relax and view the scenery on the drive; immerse yourself in history as you explore the courtyard homes tucked into the mountainside.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle with a private driver

English-speaking tour guide service

Gas, tolls and gas fee

Hotel pick up and drop off

No limited bottled water

What's Not Included

Gratuities ( Recommend for excellent service )

Lunch fee ( Guide will recommend restaurant based on your request)

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 4
  • ADULT: Age: 5 - 90

Additional Info

  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking Vegetarian option is available
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Cuandixia Village
Your private guide and driver will pick you up from hotel. It will take around 2.5 hours driving from hotel to the old village , Cuandixia (Chinese: 爨底下), also spelled Chuandixia, is a historic village dating from the Ming dynasty located in Mentougou District in Beijing, China. It is a popular tourist attraction known for its well preserved courtyard homes. Cuandixia was founded during the Ming dynasty (1368–1644) by members of the Han clan who moved from Shanxi Province.Towards the end of the Qing Dynasty Cuandixia prospered from trading in coal, fur, and grain. Cuan (爨) means "kitchen range" in Chinese. In the year 1958, it was simplified as Chuan (in Chinese: 川). The reason why this hamlet this name is that the host would like to be away from chill It is famous because it has a history of 400 years during the Ming Dynasty. At that time, ancestors of this hamlet migrated from Shan Xi, a province is the west of Beijing, to this place. It is a stronghold in the way from Beijing to Shan Xi.

The family name of all of the villagers living here is Han, which means that they share the same ancestor. Hundreds of years old, the houses here still maintain the style of Ming and Qing Dynasty. Therefore, it is an attractive historical site, where thousands of people come here from its surrounding cities. There are 500 houses left. Stone carving, brick carving, calligraphy, and painting are everywhere. Common figures used are bats, pied magpies, Peonies, waterlilies, etc. Each of them has its typical meaning.We will spend here around 2 hours-3 hours.

Lunch, we will have lunch in a local simple restaurant . You would know what is normal food for the village people . Lunch fee on your own cost.

After lunch , it will take around 2.5 hours driving back to hotel.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Included

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