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 China Highlights and had Johnny in Beijing as my guide. They picked me up from my hotel and drove me hear. I visited the temple here, had a great lunch at the restaurant behind the temple (Tofu dish, noodle and mushroom dish). Then strolled the narrow streets shopping, you can take a boat ride here too.
Later at night I took the cable car up with Johnny to look at the Simitai section at night to see the lanterns and Gubei town lights. It was memorable, we also saw the sunset, the sky turns orange and red. Johnny was knowledgeable about the history of this area and the trip planning by Niko of China highlights worked out smoothly with no hiccups on this tour day.
Thank you Niko Huang from China highlights and Johnny from Beijing for being my tour guide, 5 stars all round. Highly recommend this tour and China highlights as your trip planner and Johnny as your tour guide.More