There are many famous villages in the south of the Yangtze River, and there are not so many famous villages in Guangdong. This view is actually a little one-sided. If you go to Kaiping Country, you will find many strange villages, such as Zili Village.
Zili Village is located in Tangkou Town, Kaiping. It was famous at the end of the 20th century. Tourists went on sightseeing in the early 21st century, but what really made it famous was Jiang Wens blockbuster movie Let the Bullets Fly. Because Zili Village used to be one of the main locations.
Into Zili Village, the most striking thing is that all the buildings in the village are like bunkers, and the locals call this building a "tower". Some of the towers in Zili Village are funded by the villagers, and some are built by overseas Chinese. Because the Kaiping terrain is low, the old buildings suffer from shackles, and the buildings in the towers are waterproof and thieves-proof.
The Mingshi Building in the village was built in 1925. The owner Fang Runwen is an American overseas Chinese. He had run a restaurant in his early years and later made a grocery store. Ming Runwen, who was built by Fang Runwen, is the main location of Let the Bullets Fly. The middle and lower structures are relatively simple, the upper part is complex and gorgeous, the columns are Romanesque, and the six-storey frontal flowers are baroque. The building is currently a national key cultural relic. Protected units are also listed on the World Heritage List.
Because it is located in Lingnan, there is no cold in winter. Zili Village can see green all year round. The green seedlings and golden rice ears in the busy season are the most beautiful, and there are rapeseed in spring.
Zili Village has ingeniously blended traditional Chinese rural architecture culture with Western architectural culture. It rarely reflects the extensive exchanges of modern Chinese and Western cultures in China's rural areas, and has become a commemorative monument of Chinese overseas Chinese culture and a unique world architectural art landscape. The building is full of furniture, living facilities, production tools and daily necessities. It is rich and interesting. It is a testimony to the culture and life of overseas Chinese at that time.
The self-residents of the village are living abroad with one person and the outsiders. When they made money, they came back to buy a home, and then returned to foreign countries. In the 1920s, due to the frequent occurrence of bandits and floods, the overseas Chinese had successively built 15 towers that could be kept. The towers and the residences are generally named after the name of the founder or their wishes.
These towers are iron gates and iron windows. They are all equipped with guns, copper plaques and searchlights. They store a lot of food. Once a thief invades, the villagers will hide in the building and compete with them to make the thief look at the building. I am sighing and returning without success.
There are many overseas Chinese in Jiangmen, but the most distinctive feature of the building is Kaiping.
Zuli Village, located in Tangkou Town, is a representative part of the Kaiping Diaolou Group.
A few years ago, the director of Jiang Wens high-box movie "Let the Bullets Fly" greatly enhanced the popularity of Zili Village, and many foreign tourists came to visit because of the movie.
Zuli Village has a lot to come.
It is said that at the beginning of the village, there were only two houses in the whole village, and later developed to 63 families. The overseas Chinese and Hong Kong and Macao compatriots exceeded the resident population. The owners and descendants of all kinds of dilapidated houses scattered in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Southeast Asia.
Zili Village is as low-lying as many Kaiping villages, and floods and floods are frequent; in addition, in the past, the village has been scarce because of the scarcity of men, causing bandits, and the "squatter" is the invention of the wisdom of the local people. This characteristic building has a rich western style, while retaining some details of the Chinese architecture. The clever thing is that the building builders consider the anti-theft and anti-theft features. For example, every floor has a gunshot, as long as the criminals are close to the building, Shoot from the gun eye or throw pebbles, alkaline water, water guns and other things to drive away the enemy.
Zili Village retains many old mansions such as Longsheng Building, Yangxiu Villa, Ball House, Yunxiao Building, Ju'an Building, Yaoguang Villa, Zhulin Building, Zhen'an Building, Anzhen, Yi The agricultural building, Ye Shengju, the official residence, the residence, the Zhan, and so on. The mansion in the "luxury house" is the number of Mingshilou. The building is the "home" of Chow Yun-fat in the movie "Let the Bullets Fly", and it is also the value of the various buildings of "Let the Bullets Fly".
Zili Village is located in Tangkou Town, and is famous for its vast flower fields and sacred buildings throughout the rapeseed. Zili Village takes the meaning of “self-sufficiency”, the village has beautiful scenery and has many beautiful buildings with unique styles. It is a beautiful and simple style. It is worth mentioning that this is the main location for the "Bullet Flying" which sets the record for domestic movie box office.