Overlooking from the hillsides, the over 500-year old ancient village looks like a phoenix extending its wings. Stone culture is found everywhere in the village – stone mills, stone mortars, stone walls and stone houses built on the stones.
Shuangshitou Village is divided naturally into two parts – east hillside and west hillside. The main village road passes through the village from south to north with the north higher and souther lower. Most the families in the acnient village has two surnames – Wang and Song. The village is now comprised of 28 households with 14 surnamed Wang and 8 surnamed Song. The village takes an area of about 4.5 km square at the sea-level of 524 meters.
Special features: stone houses, stone mills, stone walls, stone carving, wood carving.
Admission: 35 yuan, including Chuandixia Village, Baiyu Village and Huanglingxi Village.
Enquiry: 010 – 69818988
Now we are approaching Shuangshitou Village.
This is the Stone-Top House. The Stone-top House was built between late Ming and Qing Dynasties. People come here to burn incense, worship buddhism, pray for rain, and perform other rituals.
The huge stone is the Shuangshitou Village’s ancestor stone. It is about 7 meters high and 14 meters long. Such a hue stone is qute rare in nothern China.
Walk up the west hillside stone houses.
On the high platform of the west hillside.
A Mao’s wall picture and and slogan still visible
Tip: Hassle-free Beijing Guided Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours, here are some options for Beijing guided tours: