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
Depart your hotel at 9:00 am
Then drive to the Cuandixia Village.It takes about 2.5 hours to arrive the village.It is located on ancient post road roughly 90 km northwest from central Beijing in the Jingxi mountain region.On the way to the village you will enjoy the beautiful mountain and countryside sceneries.
Cuandixia 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 restaurant
Return to hotel around 5pm
DEPARTURE TIME & LOCATION
The pick up location is in your hotel’s lobby,your guide will hold a sign with your name writen on
This is an exclusive private day Tour. Once your tour is confirmed, that tour will no longer be available to anyone else except for your own traveling party.
We offer the Authantic Chinese food in the local restaurant,if you have special request please tell us in advance
‘The quotated price is for a tour between 8 to 9 hours,additional hours are billed $15 per hour for the guide and $15 per hour for the driver.
The itinerary is flexible,we can adjust it according to your personal interests/weather/any unexpected conditions
At the moment we only have three English speaking drivers,don’t worry if they already booked ,we do have Chinese speaking driver available, they can use their phone to call our translator at any time for help
Discover Beijing Tours offer these services for free, let us know in advance if you need
Child safety seats
In China,children’s discount are based on height,please let us know your children’s height,so we can give you the children’s discount accordingly
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Experienced Tour Guide
Comfortable Transportation with an Experienced Driver
Entrance fee to the village
Gratuities to your tour guide and driver
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary