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Simatai villege, Gubeikou town, Beijing, China
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Reviewed yesterday

Recreation of an ancient town by the Great Wall with hot springs, interesting little restaurants and bars, canals, a fascinating nighttime light show.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank wonderbill_MD
Reviewed 3 days ago

Gubei water town just outside Beijing .i did this trip with my best freind who is Chinese and is a native of China .He drove from Beijing to this little place of heaven tranquil and very interesting you need good walking shoes as the cobbled...More

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank suzanne t
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have wanted to see the Great Wall of China for a long time. So when we were planning our activities for our holiday in China it was top of the list for me. While searching tours for the Wall, we came upon Gubei Watertown,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
3  Thank nokwandak2
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had 2 days at Gubei Water Town.It's a recreation of an ancient Chinese village with narrow winding lanes and frequent water crossings via old stone bridges or stepping stones. It feels old and authentic but is a recreation - hard to believe!. Make sure...More

Date of experience: September 2019
3  Thank Peter D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Usually people take tours to here but the timing of the tour tend to be till 8pm which is unnecessary. The lunch provided was great at one of the restaurant nearby the wine distilliary. Should try the hong Zhao rou and of course the wine...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank itchimaru
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with a day tour from Beijing. Lovely, tranquil and neat which mimick olden Chinese towns, with streams of water running across. Many eateries and snacks. Not many people though. Main attraction is Simatai Great Wall, which is a must see. There are heated ponds...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank chutotoro1
Reviewed 5 September 2019 via mobile

It did look really nice but it is in fact just a replica of a town elsewhere in China so has no real history. Also very, very busy

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank cozzah99
Reviewed 1 September 2019

This place is so charming. It was built only for tourists. There's a photo opp at every turn. When it gets dark it transforms into a special atmosphere. You can see a part of the Great Wall from the village and it lights up at...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank royaltysdaughter
Reviewed 29 August 2019

Despite my reservations about visiting Gubei water town after reading reviews commenting on its authenticity, I went ahead with my planned day trip and really enjoyed it there. After my first few days in the Forbidden Palace and Summer Palace contending with tourist hordes and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Evenstar1389
Reviewed 1 August 2019

Spend time wandering around the resort, go to the top of the Great Wall, and then perhaps stay in one of the intriguing accommodations. Lovely spot.

Date of experience: July 2019
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10 September 2019|
Response from Stan W |
Most metro trains have their last journey start at 23:00 (next train @ 05:00). You should be able to get a taxi (around $7). Have a look at the Rome2rio travel app. It says the walk would be around 1.5 hours. Not smart... More
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Response from drew22PerthAustralia | Reviewed this property |
Postscript to my earlier post: If you decide on the shuttle bus option be sure to PRE-BOOK your return, a lot of people use this service that stay to see the light show and you cannot just turn up and get a... More