Cuandixia Village and Temple of Pool and Wild Mulberry

Astop on the ancient trade route between Shanxi Province and Beijing, this 400-year-old dumpling shaped village, called Chuandixia village is now under national architectural protection and attracts numerous tourists, photographers and filmmakers. Most families under the same surname Han since the village was originated from one family moved from Shandong. Tour the ideal courtyard houses, climb the hills opposite to collect a overview of the interesting shape of the village.
After a home made lunch visit the Temple of Pool and Wild Mulberry which is Beiing’s oldest temple, dating back to the Jin Dynasty and later the favorite worship site of Kublai Khan’s daughter. There is a stupa grove nearby which is the biggest and best of its kind in Beijing worth seeing.

Eastern Qing Tombs and Manchurian Village

The last Dynasty Qing is ruled by Manchurians from north eastern China. Their tombs are designed to overcome the splendor of the previous dynasty Ming. The stone carvings and Tibetan Buddhism reflection in the tomb of the most influential Emperor Qianlong, the unimaginable luxury in the bomb of notorious but most powerful woman Dowager Cixi, and the massive tomb robbery by warlords in 1920’s brought it to everyone’s attention.
Longer distance than the Ming Tombs make it less visited so you will enjoy the peaceful time reading the history.

Ten Ferry-“Little Guilin”

The Shi Du (Ten Ferry) scenic spot is the most typical canyon full of karst, ridges and peaks and is the closest to the capital city, unique in the northern part, and the biggest in Huabei region. The canyon features 12 marvelous geological sites such as natural "Stone Buddha", "Flied over Stone", "One Line Sky", "Buddha" character of the dragon mountain, "Water Flowing Up", "Stone in the Stone" and so forth. It has enjoyed the fine reputation of being the "green mountain and wild ferry, decorated corridors of hundred miles" for years. The Juma river is just like a piece of jade ribbon winding circuitously, passing through the mountains, complementing each other with the peaks and forests. The scenery has North China's imposing character, it also carries the elegance of South of Yangtzi River. Here you can do hiking, rafting, horsing, living in the peasant families, eat local specialty foods and enjoy the natural beauty. It will take 2 hours driving from the city.