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Address: Jiangtouzhou Village, Jiuwu Town, Guilin, China
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Great for historical buffs

Talking about away from beaten track, this is as good as it gets. This is a photographer's dream. The village is tiny and settled by a prominent scholar by the surname of Zhou... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2016
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When we visited here there was basically nobody there- it appeared to be almost completely abandoned. It was kind of an artistic experience in this abandoned village on a grey, cold, windy day, but other than that it does not have much to do to recommend itself if you have been to any other place in China with historical architecture.... More 

Thank Hello_Dude
Vancouver, Canada
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949 reviews
392 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 390 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I requested our tour guide take us here and if you have plenty of time in the area I recommend it. If not, get down to Yangshuo and stay there. From Guilin it took a good hour and half to drive there and the drive wasn't very interesting. The village itself is being renovated in a good way but is... More 

Thank Linda S
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542 reviews
260 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Talking about away from beaten track, this is as good as it gets. This is a photographer's dream. The village is tiny and settled by a prominent scholar by the surname of Zhou (akin to Zhou Yuen Fatt). Many of the descendants here do very well for themselves and the original ancient house is still there, and for interested parties,... More 

1 Thank wiredfrog
Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

We rented top quality (friendly mechanic) pushbikes from ride giant in Guilin and rode 35km (note lonely planet states 25km) to this wonderful town. Mostly flat but you should, if riding, leave as early as possible to make the most of the day. This town is currently being partially renovated and we were lucky due to some of it being... More 

Thank neuogenisis
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153 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2015

We were on our second visit to Guilin so wanted to visit places that were not usually frequented by tourists. Our friends brought us to this ancient village as part of a day out in the country. This village is about an hour from Guilin so you would need to organise a driver or hire a taxi. Most hotels can... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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119 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2014

With only a guide book in our hands we have decided to reach this village eventhough our chinese is quite limited. Since the taxis didnt want to go for below 200 RMB we have decided to take the bus adventure. First two buses you pay 2 RMB. First we took bus 99 to xinjiang square from guilin train station, there... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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51 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2014

I visited in 2009 so this might be out of date, this village was interesting but a bit off the beaten track. We ended up hiring a taxi for several hours from Guilin which wasnt too expensive (I think Y120 from memory) and Im glad we did because not speaking Chinese I doubt we would have navigated public transport. Its... More 

1 Thank oharrap
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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256 reviews
131 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2014

From research, the buildings in this village are up to 1,000 years old. Some seemed to be empty and others looked like they could still have people living in them - some were difficult to tell the difference. To get there, leave the train station in Guilin, turn right until the end of the road, right again & get the... More 

1 Thank awayoverthere
Penang Island, Malaysia
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Even though it is not a main tourism spot but visiting the village for the purpose of photo taking is not a bad idea. Didn't expect that the photos turn out to be so attractive.

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