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Address: Dongmenying Village, Zhanshanying Town, Beijing 102115, China
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What is this place, and why does no one know about it

This is a totally unique and virtually undiscovered tourist attraction. It's quite a drive from Beijing (about 2.5hours). And even when you know where you are going it isn't the... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2016
Ray S
Beijing, China
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

We came here on a day trip from Beijing. I recommend combining this with Lonquing gorge, which is a short drive away. It isn't worth a 2 hour drive on its own, but combined with the gorge it is OK. This is not a 'must-see' attraction but it is worth seeing if you are in Beijing for a while or... More 

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Beijing, China
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Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

This is a totally unique and virtually undiscovered tourist attraction. It's quite a drive from Beijing (about 2.5hours). And even when you know where you are going it isn't the easiest place to find. But it's worth a visit. A path around the caves is set in a loop making it simple to visit the entire area. There are some... More 

Thank Ray S
Belmont, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

Guyaju is believed to be built during the end of the Tang dynasty, and is comprised of 147 caves built into 2 large rock walls. The geography of the area is fascinating and makes for some excellent pictures. It's nice to see relics from before the Ming or Qing dynasties, but honestly, outside of a well and a giant grinding... More 

1 Thank ClanBlair
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

The domes were built into the rock and it was antient but they had all those functions for a house and they formed a village out of it. We had a great time hiking and it took toughly an hour to get to the top. You don't want to miss being on the top because the scene was so astonishing!... More 

Thank CindyDengWang
Changchun, China
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2015

We travelled most of the way to the cliff houses by public transport from Beijing and it took several hours on the 919 and 920 buses. It was particularly difficult to find the correct stop for the 920 bus because the 919 seems to go on different sub-routes. After getting off the 920 it was a long walk so we... More 

1 Thank Roaming2011
Waterloo, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2014

We learned about these caves from the "day trips from Beijing" section of the Lone Planet Beijing guide. The caves sounded like an interesting place to visit but getting to them seemed like a fuss - 2 buses then a 2 km walk. We decided to visit the caves by renting bicycles in Yanqing and cycling there - thereby simplifying... More 

11 Thank Mike C
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

Our Beijing trip highlight would definitely be the visit to this mysterious place - 古崖居 (Ancient Cave Dwelling - Gu Ya Ju) at Yan Qing County. Sometimes it is called the biggest maze of China, 古崖居 is the biggest cave residence was ever discovered in China, probably the world. It was such a mysterious place that even many local Beijingers... More 

2 Thank Joelle_Goh
Coupeville, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2013 via mobile

This site is easily accessible with well maintained paths, railings, etc. . The dwelling rooms contain horse troughs, niches for alters, and kangs. A kang is a firebox that channels smoke under a bed that is used both for sitting on and for sleeping at night. The smoke keeps the kang warm even in the cold winters. All that remains... More 

1 Thank Aolisi

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