Aug 15 Day Trip – Escape Concrete Beijing to Gubei


Have you ever wanted to time travel and see things how they were before progress moved us all into little boxes?

If yes, join us for a friendly day trip that not only gets us out of concrete Beijing but also takes us back in time to the days of the Republic of China.

Gubei Water Town 古北水镇 has recently been renovated utilising traditional techniques and materials. It now boasts a landscapes as beautiful as that of Wuzhen combined with the rustic elegance of a North China village.

The town features a massive total of 430,000 square meters of SiHeYuan (courtyard style housing). This is the Beijing classic and traditional architecture style of Beijing housing and dates back to the Ming Dynasty.

Destination: Gubei Water Town (古北水镇)
Date: Saturday 15 August
Meet: 08:15 Outside the Hilton Beijing (Liangma Qiao)
Depart: 08:30 (sharp)
Cost: 450 RMB
Gubei Water Town is in Beijing’s Miyun County. It surrounds the beautiful Mandarin Duck Lake Reservoir and leans against the Simatai Great Wall, the most dangerous and majestic section of the entire Great Wall.

Gubei Water Town is a rare natural old town with a combination of mountains, water and ancient villages.

Our programme for the day includes visiting: Old Barracks Area, Minguo Street Area (Republic of China street), Water Street Area, Wonglong Fort Cultural Area, Tanghe Ancient Castle Area and will we also be having a brunch of traditional Chinese fresh farm food (and drinks) at a country yard. An English speaking guide will be with us for the town tour.

We anticipate arriving back in Beijing by 8:00pm

Not included: personal expenditure.

Recommended: hat, comfortable clothes and shoes, sunblock, camera and your smile.

Especially the smile :)!

Trip dependant on min 10 people pre-paid by Thursday 13 August

Buy your ticket here …

The payment link accepts AliPay, WeChat Wallet, Bank transfer and and Chinese bank cards with a Union Pay logo.

Please make sure that you provide a contact mobile phone and we suggest that once you have made the payment you join our Sat 15 August Gubei Town WeChat group.

As with all of our trips we include insurance in the cost. To arrange this insurance we need the following information.

Full name as per passport / Chinese ID Card:
Passport/ID Card No.:
Date of Birth:

Please note our last 3 trips were sold out.

Places are allocated on a first come basis.

Don’t delay, don’t be disappointed, buy your ticket now.



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