Escape to Gubei Water Town from Beijing

Gubei Water Town is located at the foot of the Great Wall in Simatai Village, Miyun County and is just one and a half hours from Beijing Capital International Airport, or 120 kilometers from downtown Beijing. Though the town itself is quite new, the style is evocative of the ancient culture of Northern China, with charming cobblestone streets, half-moon bridges over narrow waterways, beautiful gardens and surrounding mountains making it the perfect day or overnight escape from the capital.

Destination Asia China can organize a memorable hot air balloon ride from Miyu airport, allowing your clients to view Gubei Water Town in its entirety from above, including parts of the Great Wall at Simatai. Flights can be 10 or 20 minutes duration. To add an element of luxury, we can also arrange a helicopter transfer from downtown Beijing to Simatai. A cable car takes guests part of the way up the mountain toward the Great Wall, on a section where there are spectacular views and far less tourists.

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