Private Day Trip to Cuandixia Village from Beijing
Leave busy Beijing for a day trip to the charming village of Cuandixia. Founded during the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644), Cuandixia was an important trade route stop for several centuries. Its historic courtyard homes are nestled into the mountain slope, with orchards and fields tucked in between, and a backdrop of fertile valleys and hills. Explore the town with your private guide and enjoy an authentic country-style lunch in a local restaurant.
Your guide will meet you in your centrally located hotel in Beijing at 8:30 am. 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. Transfer back to your centrally located hotel in Beijing.