I was in Beijing on business and had only one day for fun. I chose to visit Cuandixia, China’s oldest village with preserved courtyard homes dating to the Ming and Qing dynasties. Not only was the trip well worth the 2+ hour drive outside Beijing into the Jingxi mountains to the village, but my tour guide, Dandan was an absolute delight. This bright young lady from Mongolia was well spoken and her stories of growing up in the grasslands in a Yurt were equally as intriguing as her knowledge of the village. I was alone on this trip and a little nervous because it was my first time to China. Dandan made me feel at ease and I now feel like she’s a friend. I highly recommend Discover Beijing Tours. Very reliable! Be sure to ask for Dandan. Here’s a pic of her in the village.
Visited in 2013