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Gubei Water Town

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Introduction to Gubei Water Town

Gubei Water Town is situated at the foot of Simatai Great Wall and is a water town with over 1,000 years history. Gubei Water Town is located in Gubeikou which is part of Beijing’s Miyun District. Gubei Water Town Scenic Area is made up of Simatai Great Wall and Gubei Water Town. The scenic area was closed in 2010 for restoration and was officially reopened to the public in January 2014.

There are regular performances that incorporate traditional culture aspects. There are a total of 2 hotels and 4 boutique guesthouses for toursits who wish to stay overnight. At night the view from Gubei Water Town is spectacular, the village is lit up with beautiful lights and from afar you can see the Simatai Great Wall sparkling in the background. There are lots of cultural activities available during the day which is great for families traditional crafts such as cloth dyeing and Chinese paper cutting will keep the kids entertained.

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Gubeikou Town, northeast of Miyun County, Beijing

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Main Sights

Sima Spirit Workshop, Yongshun Dyehouse, Miyun Theatre, Yinghua Academy and Zhenyuan Escort Agency

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Travel Information

Admission for Gubei Water Town: 150 Yuan

Cable Car Ride: One way - 90 Yuan, Round Trip - 160 Yuan

Boat Trip: 120 Yuan / Person (Round Trip), 80 Yuan / Person (One Way)

Gubei Water Town Night Tour: 80 Yuan 

Cable Car Ride at Night of Simatai Great Wall: 160 Yuan (Round Trip) 

Night Tour of Gubei Water Town & Round Trip Cable Car Ride of Simatai Great Wall: 200 Yuan  

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1. You can take No.980 bus from Dongzhimen to Miyun West Bridge Station, then take bus Mi 38 or 51 to Simatai Village Station.
2. Each year between April and October there are coach services from Beijing’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception square. 

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Travel Tips 

1. Gubei Water Town is a great family destination during winter with ice sculptures, skiing and a range of festival celebrations.

2. Today Simatai is one of the most famous sections of the “Wild Great Wall” where hiking is one of the top choices for tourists. One of the most popular hiking routes amongst hikers is from Jinshanling to Simatai West where the scenery is absolutely magnificent. 

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Tour including Visiting Gubei Water Town (Beijing)

1-Day Gubei Water Town and Simatai Great Wall Group Tour

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