The Kaiping region has clusters of Diaolou structures that were solidly built with masonry and/or reinforced concrete so that they are strong enough to prevent break-ins by local bandits that roamed t...
This is a very pretty UNESCO World Heritage Site, with an exciting history. I visited the villages of Zilicun and Majianglong. While the former is more touristy, it is also definitely prettier and mor...
Travelled there in late autumn (November) and it was not at all crowded. The houses are well preserved and you can look through some of them. Furniture and implements of the era are also in some of th...
The place is really nice and a must see when in Guangdong province. It's a place to get mentally relaxed from city noise and be in touch with nature, you just hear the breeze, your footsteps .... it's...
Hi there, you want to visit Kaiping and see the most interesting things here? Hereafter my suggestion (and how I did it): 1. I arrived by train from Guangzhou, at the train station you find taxi drive...
It is time to say wow!
Did you expect something like this in China?
To introduce amazing Dialou scattered in villages around Kaiping city is my pleasure! This miracle you can face in Guangdong countryside.
Dialou is the type of buildings built by Chinese immigrants returnees, who had accumulated money and experience overseas and came back to the China, to their born place, the place of their life path origin and have built such non typical for Southern China building. The creations merged European, greec, Indian and Middle East styles.
Than higher building is, than more rich the owner was.
Lication: Zili village
Kaiping, dialou, Guangdong province. Well, the city Kaiping is very famous due to villages around where tourists can observe the specific buildings named Dialou. The key feature if this creations is mixed architectural style.
Exactly right here the pictures from San Men Li Willard are presented. This is very small village and there is no admission tickets. No one is taking good care about this area so some buildings look very old or partially destroyed. That was a great experience to visit such place. This is real Guangdong coytriside.
P.S. : there are several villages around Kaiping city with unique legacy.
Kaiping 开平，this is how does Guangdong small provincial city looks like. Mostly people arrive here to take buses and immediately transfer to Dialou scenic spots located in several villages around Kaiping city.
Kaiping at a glance is very calm place where life is slow and peaceful existence. Good is typical Guangdong food but offered for lowest price.
Guangdong two-day self-driving tour - Jiangmen, see Kaiping Lou. The Diaolou is a multi-storey tower building that combines defense, residence and Chinese and Western architectural art. When the Chinese and Western architecture of the Republic of China is combined, time leaves an old mark here. Jinjiang Lilou Building includes three luxurious European-style castles, including Ruishi Building, Shengfeng Building and Jinjiang Tower. Standing in the village house, people can feel the strong harmony of Chinese and Western style. In 2005, it was named the most beautiful residence in Guangdong. There won't be many visitors here. Between the village trails, local Hakkas sell some Hakka dishes. The price is not expensive. One of the two buildings in the public building, the most simple building on the third floor was built earlier, the function is mainly to defend the refuge, and the Ruishi Building and the Shengfeng Building are all located in the rich families of the village, so it is beautiful and gorgeous. Ruishilou is the tallest of all the towers, so it also has the reputation of the first floor of Kaiping.
Tickets: Coupon: RMB 180 Includes four attractions, namely Liyuan, Zili Village, Loukan Film Studio, Jinjiang Liyulou Group, valid for two days (each attraction is only viewed once)
opening time: 8
The Kaiping Diaolou is a series of small fortresses and defensive towers located throughout Jiangmen's Kaiping. This is the famous hometown of countless overseas Chinese scattered around the world. Mixing Chinese and western architectural styles, these towers are distributed across the landscape. Many of them can be entered and some can even be climbed. This is a very worthwhile place to visit. Numerous scenes from the movie "Let the Bullets Fly" were filmed here. Three of the primary attractions in the area include the Li Garden, the Majianglong Ancient Village and Zili Village. The Li Garden is a garden villa, which was built early in the 20th century while Majianglong Ancient Village and Zili Village are two of the primary locations to see Diaolou fortresses.