Gubei Water Town
Gubei Water Town
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  • Cuneyt C
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Leos private tour, Gubei Water Town, Beijing. Great tour.
    Beautiful ancient town. The great wall is spectacular! Lots of photo moments. Leos private tour with Mr Ping was good. he also provided some Interesting information about the great wall and Chinese history.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 August 2023
  • China P
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Independent travel Beijing to Gubei
    Take a taxi to Dongzhimenwai bus station, aiming to arrive no later than 820am. Look for bus 980 and/or a small sign referring to gubei. The cost is 48yuen.. cash only (no alipay or WeChat) and is paid as you're boarding. It departs 9am daily
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 February 2024
  • Daphne
    Singapore, Singapore78 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very Instagrammable Gubei Watertown
    Loved this place and I will definitely come back again in Autumn. Check out the pictures it was a scenic and beautiful town! The day and night shots give a different vibe and impression! It was a wonderful place especially during sunset
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 March 2024
  • Leong Chee Sheng
    Singapore, Singapore334 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful town with nice activities
    Very beautiful town even though it is artificially constructed over 5 year period. We went there with tour that gives you access to tour the water town and also to Simatai Great Wall via a cable car and short hike. The town is beautiful with a few interesting food to try, and has quite a bit of ancillary activities going on, ranging from traditional opera singing, drone performance, to water show and photo opportunities with artists in traditional costume. We were told the activities vary across seasons so do check before booking if you're concerned about this. We were so lucky to catch a drone show at night! You also get to see the Simatai Great Wall light up in the night by the town. Food and drinks are on pricier tourist side but a nice experience in all.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 April 2024
  • Daniel A
    Beijing, China35,135 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see in Beijing
    My wife had always wanted to visit Gubei Water Twon, but whenever we have time off work, so does the rest of China and this place is usually packed. The hotels are very expensive too; between 2,500-3,500 a night. We came during Tomb Sweeping Festival on a Sunday when the rest of the people had to return to work and we paid 900rmb. It turned out to be perfect because there were far fewer people and got to experience the place in comfort. Be prepared as virtually no one speaks English except for the hotel front desk and even that is not certain. The sights are fantastic, the food is okay and the comfort level on an off day was very uplifting. The drone night show was pretty cool and way more than what I had imagined as the drones laid out near the Great Wall. The hot springs are indeed hot and were not crowded. The ride on the waterway was short, but doable. The staff were welcoming and most people were pleasant. This should be on a list of things not to pass up during an extended stay in Beijing.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 April 2024
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Daniel A
Beijing, China35,135 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
My wife had always wanted to visit Gubei Water Twon, but whenever we have time off work, so does the rest of China and this place is usually packed. The hotels are very expensive too; between 2,500-3,500 a night. We came during Tomb Sweeping Festival on a Sunday when the rest of the people had to return to work and we paid 900rmb. It turned out to be perfect because there were far fewer people and got to experience the place in comfort. Be prepared as virtually no one speaks English except for the hotel front desk and even that is not certain. The sights are fantastic, the food is okay and the comfort level on an off day was very uplifting. The drone night show was pretty cool and way more than what I had imagined as the drones laid out near the Great Wall. The hot springs are indeed hot and were not crowded. The ride on the waterway was short, but doable. The staff were welcoming and most people were pleasant. This should be on a list of things not to pass up during an extended stay in Beijing.
Written 18 April 2024
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Leong Chee Sheng
Singapore, Singapore334 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Very beautiful town even though it is artificially constructed over 5 year period. We went there with tour that gives you access to tour the water town and also to Simatai Great Wall via a cable car and short hike. The town is beautiful with a few interesting food to try, and has quite a bit of ancillary activities going on, ranging from traditional opera singing, drone performance, to water show and photo opportunities with artists in traditional costume. We were told the activities vary across seasons so do check before booking if you're concerned about this. We were so lucky to catch a drone show at night! You also get to see the Simatai Great Wall light up in the night by the town. Food and drinks are on pricier tourist side but a nice experience in all.
Written 3 April 2024
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roamas
Sydney, Australia756 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Very pretty and picturesque but at the time we went (end of low season), it was quiet and deserted ... a great time to climb Simatai Great Wall though!
Written 31 March 2024
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Daphne
Singapore, Singapore78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Loved this place and I will definitely come back again in Autumn. Check out the pictures it was a scenic and beautiful town!
The day and night shots give a different vibe and impression! It was a wonderful place especially during sunset
Written 17 March 2024
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China P
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Take a taxi to Dongzhimenwai bus station, aiming to arrive no later than 820am. Look for bus 980 and/or a small sign referring to gubei. The cost is 48yuen.. cash only (no alipay or WeChat) and is paid as you're boarding. It departs 9am daily
Written 6 February 2024
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PlatinumForeverDUS
Shanghai, China3,108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Great place to visit - lots of wonderful sceneries - very different moods during the day - from early morning to late night
Written 1 November 2023
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Cuneyt C
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Beautiful ancient town. The great wall is spectacular! Lots of photo moments. Leos private tour with Mr Ping was good. he also provided some Interesting information about the great wall and Chinese history.
Written 28 August 2023
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YULIANA M
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Amazing town full of streams, beautiful flowers, cute stores and great food. I loved the flower and ceramic details hang by the houses’ doors. The views are wonderful.
Written 16 June 2023
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Mari
66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
This is a great long weekend getaway from Beijing. it is less than an hours drive. I went here with a group of friends during Christmas time. We had such a fun time! Walking aournd is like being transported back a few hundred years. It is so sweet and beautiful. The area also has hot water springs resports, massage, ice skating, and easy acess to the Great Wall. The Great Wall that is at Gubei is the only part of the wall that is open at night. It is a beautiful time to go up to the wall. I hgely recommed this as a short getaway from Beijing.
Written 15 November 2022
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Abusyed
Tianjin, China42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
wow , no words to say about the beauty of the place, if you are looking for a place to take the photographs , this is the place , Recommended for night view , stunning beauty, lot of resturants ,boating, and enjoy the.scenaries .
Written 1 June 2021
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