Cuan Di Xia, China

On 23 de May de 2014 by Sel

Cuan Di Xia [photos] – is a beautiful, gorgeous, ancient village from Ming Dynasty time and is definitely worth to visit.

This is about 2 hours westwards from Beijing hidden in a valley in between mountains. An overnight stay in a home local family is worth and enjoyable; they will prepare local food for you. Do not hesitate to go in the houses, people is very open, friendly and kind. You will spend about 150RMB per room per night.

Local houses along side the highway - Casa antigas ao lado da pista de cruza a pequena cidade!

Getting in there:

  1. Go to Pingouyan subway station (the western terminal of line 1).
  2. Take bus 892 to the city named Zhaitang. The price for this journey costs 6RMB with your underground card or 16RMB when paying cash to the driver.
  3. At Zhaitang, take a taxi to Cuan Di Xia. You’ll pay something around 15RMB per person.
  4. At Cuan Di Xia village entrance, you will have to pay another 35RMB/18RMB if you are an adult/student, respectively.
  5. The last bus back from Zhaitang leaves at 17:00.

Ming Dynasty time temple on top of the mountain - Templo da época da Dinastia Ming no topo da Montanha da onde se pode ver a cidade!

There’s lots of sightseeing, the village is rich in a photo scene for colourful pics. Cuan Di Xia is known for its architecture and natural beauty. Be preparing for hiking, shoes and light clothes in the summer, warm and protective clothes in the winter. Make your hike around the village, just take a path and go up, Try the top and highest point you’ll have a priceless village and mountains view.

You’ll find few restaurants in Cuan Di Xia, but the nicest side still is go for locals place to stay!

Few people speak English in Cuan Di Xia, but as usual as all over China they will be very friendly and will do their best to understand and give you the best and pleasant staying time in the village.

Believe you or not this is the National Road. At least parto of it! This is a sort of National Park and the access to Cuandixia Village, for that reason that have kept the natural landscaping trying to avoid as much as possible any damage to the nature environment.

 

 

Moutain view seen from Cuandixia Temple    -    Vista da Montanha aà partir do templo na montanha.

 

National Road, North access to Cuandixia Village; clean, safe, well done pavement and signage; first world road!

 

Local Houses     -     Casas Locais

 

Mountain view. Temple encrusted on the mountain     -     Templo encravado na montanha visto aà partir da Vila tambeém em cima da montanha.

 

local houses and places     -     casas locais e portas

 

Highway seen from top of the mountain - Estrada de acesso vista do topo das montanhas - Estrada visto aà partir das montanhas.

 

Narrow rocky tracks inside the village. Access to some local houses     -      Acessos estreitos pela VilaNarrow rocky tracks inside the village. Access to some local houses     -      Acessos estreitos pela VilaNarrow rocky tracks inside the village. Access to some local houses     -      Acessos estreitos pela VilaNarrow rocky tracks inside the village. Access to some local houses - Acessos estreitos pela VilaNarrow rocky tracks inside the village. Access to some local houses - Acessos estreitos pela Vila