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Jiangtouzhou Ancient Dwellings

Jiangtouzhou Village, Jiuwu Town, Guilin, China
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May only be interesting to China newbies

When we visited here there was basically nobody there- it appeared to be almost completely... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
Hello_Dude
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Lovely!

I requested our tour guide take us here and if you have plenty of time in the area I recommend it... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Linda S
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Metchosin, Canada
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Jiangtouzhou Village, Jiuwu Town, Guilin, China
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

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...More

Thank Hello_Dude
Reviewed 14 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...More

Thank Linda S
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...More

1  Thank wiredfrog
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...More

Thank neuogenisis
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...More

2  Thank AllanJane_11
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...More

2  Thank _Matea_2411
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...More

1  Thank oharrap
Reviewed 24 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...More

1  Thank awayoverthere
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.

Thank Bernice2222
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