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  • Location:Beijing, China
  • Duration:9 hours (approx.)

Private Tour: Day Trip to Chuandixia

Take a day trip from Beijing to Chuandixia Village, a Ming Dynasty settlement famous for its well-preserved courtyard homes. Climb the steep stairs and walk through the stone-paved lanes to see the historic architecture that will take you back to ancient China. You’ll also get to see the rural countryside and enjoy a homemade meal prepared by locals.


  • Private day trip from Beijing to Chuandixia Village
  • See the well-preserved courtyard homes from the Ming and Qing dynasties
  • Admire the scenic mountain scenery and lush vegetation
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by local villagers
  • Private guide ensures personalized and unique experience
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Day Trip to Chuandixia

Private Tour: Beijing Ancient Village Tour of Chuandixia

Enjoy a relaxing day trip outside of bustling Beijing. Your private guide will pick you up from your hotel in Beijing and drive you to Chuandixia Village, located 55 miles (90 km) west of Beijing. Chuandixia was founded during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD) and is known for its hundreds of well-preserved homes that date from both the Ming Dynasty and Qing-Dynasty (1644-1911 AD). The historic courtyard houses are built on the side of the hill, surrounded by mountains, canyons and lush forests. Filled with pine and cypress trees, the village is a picturesque place for a walk. Climb up the stairs and walk along the stone-paved lanes to visit the houses, and amble around the terraced orchards and vegetable fields.

You can also visit the local temples and read the Maoist slogans inscribed on the walls of the houses. See the revolutionary red writings, such as “Long Live Mao Zedong” and “Proletariats of the World Unite”. Learn about the local way of life from friendly villagers, who will prepare for you a delicious homemade lunch.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

This was an excellent trip and our guide, Kay, was wonderful. She explained amlot of details about the village of Chuandixia and the history of this village. Our home hosted lunch was unbelievable and the hostess was so nice and gracious. I would recommend this trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2012

The small ancient town are so unique for visits. The guide and driver are so great, informative and friendly. Local food very delicious. Overall, love it.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better February 2012

We didn't enjoy the trip as much as we thought as the village wasn't as "untouched" as we had thought. The guide and driver were very accomodating and flexible.

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