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Private Day Trip to Cuandixia Village from Beijing

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Escape the city and head away from the tourist trail and into the lush, fertile valleys of the old city's countryside. Cuandixia was founded during the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) by members of the Han clan who moved from Shanxi Province.According to legend, a villager named Han Shoude, who bore a strong resemblance to Kangxi Emperor, became a monk in service to the same emperor and built many of the grand courtyards of Cuandixia with imperial funding. Towards the end of the Qing Dynasty Cuandixia prospered from trading in coal, fur, and grain. With your own experienced English speaking guide and private vehicle you will enjoy a relax tour to discover the countryside village of Beijing. Tour includes tasty local lunch, all entrance fee, an English-speaking guide and transport by private vehicle.

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Pass By: Beijing

We will pick you up in the lobby of your hotel if your hotel is within the 5th ring road of Beijing city, if your hotel is out of the 5th ring road, you can travel to city to meet our guide or hotel pick up may have extra cost

Stop At: Cuandixia Village

Your guide will meet you in your centrally located hotel in Beijing. You will start your tour by driving to the Cuandixia Village. It takes about 2.5 hours to arrive the village. It is located on ancient post road roughly 55 miles northwest from central Beijing in the Jingxi mountain region. On the way to the village you will enjoy the beautiful mountain and countryside scenery. Cuandixia Village contains around 70 courtyard homes, which gently climb the slopes of a mountain, built by a family who migrated from Shanxi province more than 400 years ago. During the Ming and Qing dynasties, the road that led through the mountains to the provinces of Hebei and Shanxi acted as a trade and passageway. The residents of Cuandixia would open their doors to travelers and serve the passing trade. Over time, the village became forgotten as expressways and train tracks changed the route to the west Lunch in the Local Family restaurant, you will enjoy an authentic countryside style food. You will end your tour around 5PM and transfer back to your centrally located hotel in Beijing.

Duration: 2 hour