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Option 2: Visitors can take a tourist bus heading to Gubei Watertownfrom Dongzhimen at 9 am, 12 pm or 3: 3o pm. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is another bus that departs at 2 pm. It takes approximately two hours and charges CNY 48 per person.
Option 3:Visitors can take Subway Line 13 or alternatively Subway Line 2 to Dongzhimen Station. Then take bus 98o Express of bus 98o from Dongzhimen Transit Hubto the Miyun Bus Station. From there they can take either of three buses (Mi 5o, Mi 51, or Mi 37) to Simatai Village then take a walkto the nearby entrance.
Information about Gubei water town:
Located in Gubeikou Town inBeijing’s Miyun County, Gubei Water town encompassesthe gorgeous Mandarin Duck Lake Reservoir and is just next to the most perilous and majestic section of the Great Wall known as The Simatai Great Wall. Gubei Water Town has a rich mix of mountains, ancient villages, and water making it the ‘Wuhzen in Beijing’. The town is known for its northern architectural design and the culture and history of the Qing Dynasty and the Republic of China historic period.Majority of the buildings in the town have been reconstructed using the traditional courtyard design. This Watertown has grown from just 5 ancient villages and a water source into a renowned holiday destination. The holiday resort covers 3.5 square miles and consists of two picturesque districts, Simatai Great Wall and the Gubei Water Town.
One noticeable thing about this town is its old-fashioned elegance and simplicity. Old quartzite streets, rows upon rows of houses and long Hutong’s show the features and style of the town. You will find river channels scattered between the streets. During the night, Gubei Water Town presents a cosy and tranquil atmosphere. A few spots in Gubei Water Town allow public visits like the Old Campsite, the Water Streets Region, Old Village at Tang River Region, Wolongbao Folk Culture Region, the Local Accommodation Region, among others.
Apart from sightseeing, tourists can also take part in native activities and experience local customs. The Sima Liquor Distillery is also a nice place to visit if you are a fan of Chinese wine. Here you can see how the wine is made and if interested learn how to cook with vinasse. A visit to Yongshun Dye House will help you learn all about ecological cloth dyeing and printing after which some craftsmen can help you make your DIY work. Also, you can spend some time in Yinghua Academy which has various historical records, Confucian classics, and philosophical writings which have been collected. There is also the Yang Wudi Temple which was built to honor the brave soldiers who died in various wars. The Zhenyuan Safeguard Agency holds demonstrations of how the ancient safeguards used to operate.
Visitors can also see the Carts, the Plum Stakes, or watch a performance of martial arts. At the ever-lively Eight Banners Guild Hall, you get to learn the customs and traditions of Gubei Pass.
At the time of the Chinese New Year, tourists can enjoy ice sculptures made by professional Harbin teachers. The temple fair is also fun with its Sugar Figure Maker, Yangko Dance, a Dragon dance, a Lion Dance, a Stilt Walker, and other mind boggling acrobatic shows to keep you entertained. You can also enjoy the traditional Peking Opera or listen to the general chatter. If you are interested in getting a magical bird’s eye view, climb the tall Simatai Great Wall and get a view of the town and breathtaking natural features surrounding it.
Places to stay:
Due to the uniqueness of Gubei Water Town’s architecture, there are a lot of differently-themed hotels to fulfil different visitors’ tastes and preferences. You’ll find two 5 star hotels, six relatively small boutique hotels, and hundreds of local inns and other alternative accommodation options. The largest hotel is the Water Town that has 4o9 rooms and looks like a European castle. Other hotels in great places include Eight Banners Inn, Great Wall Academy Hotel, Yanmen Inn, Escort Inn, Opera Inn, and Wolongbao Inn. However, some guests prefer staying at local people’s homes as they are cheaper. Visitors can get special food from the Italian Caf, Halal Restaurant or Great Wall Bar. Some of the popular local snacks like spiced corned eggs, porridge, pancakes, barbecued pork, and dumplings are worth trying.