Gaobeidian village is an ancient village where you can know the real life in Beijing, there you can experience the special village life with traditional customs and simple life habits. The history of Gaobeidian village is about 1000 years old.
We will drive to Beijing Gaobeidian Village at 2:00pm and stop at the statue of Guo Shoujing in front of Gaobeidian Village and visit the ancient Ping Jin Floodgate. Have you heard of Guo Shoujing who was a leading hydraulics expert of the time as well as a famous Chinese astronomer and mathematician.
Later, we will visit a kindergarten that is run by a private owner. With two-storey buildings, the nursery is sectioned into three classes - lower, middle and high. The kids are so lovely that you will surely forget any worries when you see them.
After that we will visit a small "People's Commune Museum" where used to be the highest of three administrative levels in rural areas effective from the year 1958 to 1978. Now the communes had governmental, political, and economic functions.
Also we shall learn to paint a Beijing Opera Mask. Facial mask painting is worth appreciating for its artistic value. The paintings tell the roles of characters. For example, a red face usually represents heroic bravery, uprightness and loyalty; a white face depicts a sinister and treacherous character and a green face symbolizes stubbornness, impetuosity and lack of self-restraint.
After that, walk along the Gaobeidian Classic Furniture Street and visit the local market in the village. The market is a village market so most of the frequenters are come from the local village. Each village has one or two fruit and vegetable markets for convenience to local people to purchase daily necessities.
Finally have a visit of local farmer's house, talking with the locals, having tea, taking part in making the dinner-dumpling and having dinner with the family.
Hope you have a nice day of your visa free Beijing Gaobeidian Village tour.