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Beijing Gubei Water Town Admission Ticket
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Beijing Gubei Water Town Admission Ticket
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Simatai villege, Gubeikou town, Beijing, China
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

The town is pretty & quaint, with plenty of interesting shops, good restaurants, decent toilets and awesome photographic spots everywhere. We were there early November and the fall foliage was past peak season but still so lovely. The views of the Great Wall were tremendous....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

We caught the bus here from Beijing on a Wednesday, a 1.5hr direct bus journey for 48yuan (see pics for how to catch bus, which is very easy). We arrived at 11am, bought entry tickets including access to Great Wall and Cable car for 280yuan...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Becstarx
Reviewed 31 October 2018

We were a little concerned when we read it is a tourist recreation and not a genuine old village. However it works. I don't know why as we normally hate imitations, but we loved this place. It is so well done that you suspend your...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 9Richard1236
Reviewed 29 October 2018

We are so lucky we picked this season to visit this gorgeous little water town (yeah it's not authentic but neither is Disneyland). Every nook and corner is pretty in autumn hues and is a photographer's dream come true. It's not enough to go there...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank beijingersince89
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

What a charming fairytale resort. This place is huge. A little city of its own with many buildings, hotels, restaurants and spas. It is so charming. The buildings are nestled around rivers and bridges and stone walkways. Feels like an old French town with cobblestone...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Nextriplease11
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Although perhaps not entirely authentic, this gives a wonderful sense of what village life might have been like in older times. As China modernises rapidly and these environments are lost in favour of modern appartments, this is a nostalgic look at rural life. It is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rod H
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Went there on a group tour. Amazed on how Simatai Great Wall lighted at night. You will really enjoy sightseeing both day and night, all areas are picturesque. Mountains and some vines on the wall is covered of colorful leaves such as brown, golden yellow,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rosette F
Reviewed 18 October 2018

If you're looking for an authentic water town, this is not it, as it is a replica. It is difficult to navigate, especially if you don't speak Mandarin. It has fantastic Great Wall access though that wasn't crowded at all in July.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AnaleighH2
Reviewed 12 October 2018

If you appreciate a relaxing stroll though a recreated city that is a replica of old China, like water, shopping, and restaurants, then Gubei water town is for you It is about 2 hours outside of Beijing. I booked my trip with Niko Huang from...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Satnam B
Reviewed 6 October 2018

I appreciate this complex is aimed at the tourist and it may appear a little over done but I loved it .A real step back in time I thought it was just amazing ,could have spent a lot more time here rather than a flying...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Pam Q
20 November 2018|
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Response from Becstarx | Reviewed this property |
Hi Pam, we stayed at Jumanyuan folk in which is like a home stay just 4km from the Watertown. We loved our stay there as it was a traditional family homestay, basic accomodation but a room with en-suite and the owners are... More
3 November 2018|
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Response from Marian B | Reviewed this property |
If you go from the international airport it takes a couple of hours. Obviously different times of day traffic is busier. I would give yourself at least 3 hours to travel to be sure.
21 September 2018|
Response from Nextriplease11 | Reviewed this property |
There are many many choices for dinner and everything is very inexpensive. The yuan is .14 of a US dollar so a 100 yuan meal is only $14. We had some nice dinners with wine and fixings and it wasn’t more than $50 for two... More