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Why Drop by Ancient Cavern Dwellings

If you feel you have seen enough of Beijing, probably you are wrong, because Beijing never stops surprising you. There are many off the beaten path destinations overlooked by visitors to Beijing. The Ancient cavern Dwelling is one of them.


Reason 1: Profound History of Cavern Dwellings
Guyaju in Beijing

Guyaju ruins have been found in Beijing area as the largest ancient cave settlement sites, a canyon located in the northwest of Yanqing County, with a total of 117 caves, carved on the cliff of the gravel granite. Here is where the ancient people made their dwellings in the steep cliffs. In the canyon, in a less than 10 meters wide ravine on both sides, the space of nearly 100000 square meters of steep granite walls is crammed with a large number of cavern rooms in different sizes. Guyaju, according to the position of the dwellings inhabited by primitive people, can be divided into two regions. There are many arguments revolving around the people who lived in the caverns, which makes it even more mystic and worth exploring. The cavern dwellings are exquisitely designed by the residences and feature a complex layout, making the whole cavern look like crisscrossed maze filled with stone carved rooms. A spelunking experience in the cavern will be fun and totally worth it.

Reason 2: Hailed as Top Chinese Maze
Guyaju in Beijing

Yanqing Guyaju is the largest cliff dwelling ruins in northern China, known as the top Chinese maze, built by the ancient people with stone rooms carved in the steep cliff, with a total of 117 caves. It is now the largest, highest ancient cave settlement site ever found in Beijing. The cavern dwellings provide the basis for the history, customs, attracting more and more experts, as well as the youth and visitors to find ancient discovery. In the canyon three erect rooms are carved out the steep rock wall, covered with artificial stone chambers, rectangular or square shaped, the largest more than 20 square meters, smallest only 3 - 4 square meters. Among them, there is a cave on the second floor, which is equipped with the win room, supported by the pillars, for the master to hold meeting or worship God of the land, commonly known as Guan Tangzi. All the caves, door, window, Kang, stove, Ma Cao, the wall of the kitchen can be found in all varieties., round and square, both in line with the aesthetic rules.

Overall, the Guyaju is well worth a stop-by while visiting Beijing!