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Why Cuandixia Village is a Hidden Treasure in Beijing

During Beijing tour, most of tourists will regard the historical relics as the treasure of Beijing. They spent long time researching and discovering their culture and history as well as the sceneries arranged inside. However, as the old village of Beijing - Cuandixia Village gets the high fame as the hidden treasure of Beijing, why so called?

Beijing Cuandixia Village

Incomparable History
As well all know, Beijing tours always provide an exclusive look into ancient Chinese living. In addition to the ancient relics, Hutong, Cuandixia Village is rented as another treasure of Beijing. Just enjoying this village, tourists can gain much and more in their lifetime. When relating to its history, it can be traced back to the Ming Dynasty housing over 600 years history. So, it is the most valuable place for recording Chinese history and culture. First built in the Ming Dynasty, Cuandixia Village preserved about 70 courtyards housing built with stones and wood. For the name of Cuandixia, Cuan means the stove, and Dixia means under. From this name, you can understand it means a shelter from the cold to its inhabitants, as well as safety from the bane of war.

Impressive Sceneries
Situated in an ancient post road in the mountain area, nestled among a jagged mountain range, this village is a beautiful respite from the bustling, crowded scenes of Beijing city. Natural environment and distinctive characters make the old post stop a popular tourist spot. The marvelous scenery of Cuandixia Village is filled with hilly landscapes, push grass and luxurious trees. The charming village homes consist of stone and brick carvings, divided by small courtyard areas. With its screen walls and large Chinese character paintings at every corridor, the adored aspects of Chinese architecture from this era are on full display.

Values of Cuandixia Village
It is not a simple history recording place but a valuable place for the fans. The preservation of this site is incredible. Just wandering in this land, you will feel you have walked back in time at every ancient courtyard homes which are opened to public. Natural beauty of this area has made it an attractive place for filmmakers, painters and photographers to visit and capture the splendor. Many tourists must have a visit to Cuandixia to gain a present day look into a very real China past.

It is really a nice place to enjoy ancient China while enjoying spirit relaxed!