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The Textures of an Ancient Village, Cuan Di Xia

Cuan Di Xia (爨底下)

Cuan Di Xia is a village that dates back to the Ming dynasty. Located in the modern day Mengtou District of Beijing, the village is home to about 500 courtyard homes, which are preserved in a traditional Chinese architectural style reminiscent of the Ming and Qing dynasties. Cuan Di Xia makes for a perfect day-trip Continue Reading »