It’s challenging to get to Cuandixia Village by bus or train, so let a private guide take you on the 2 hour drive 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. Enjoy a Chinese country-style lunch before the return trip to your hotel.
Your private guide and driver would meet you in hotel lobby. Pick up time : Normally, Pick up at hotel lobby at 7:00 am - 9:00am ( During China National holiday pick up at 6:30- 7:00am ). We could advise reasonable starting time base on your request. MorningIt 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.vCuandixia 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.vCuan (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 .After lunch , it will take around 2.5 hours driving back to hotel.