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Kaiping Diaolou

1,255 Reviews
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site    Historical Architecture
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Closed Open from 1/1-12/31,8:30am-5:30pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 days
Address: Tangkou Liyuan Tourist Area, Kaiping City, Jiangmen City
Phone: 0750-2678888

What people are saying:

Kaiping Lou: A special type of Chinese residential architecture located in Chikan Town, Kaiping City, Jiangmen City, Guangdong Province. It is a multi-story tower-style architecture, mostly built by overseas Chinese. The mirage is mainly distributed in the village around Chikan town of Kaiping City, and becomes a beautiful tourist scenic line.

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  • Gordon T
    Gordon T
    Phoenix, AZ

    Historical Kaiping Diaolou and Villages

    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...

    Reviewed on /Date(1582051478000+0800)/
  • SeeMoreLiveMore

    Lovely UNESCO World Heritage Site ...

    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...

    Reviewed on /Date(1576438320000+0800)/
  • Saltypeter

    Excellent place to visit for a few hours

    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...

    Reviewed on /Date(1574470528000+0800)/
  • nazann2019

    so called paradise

    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...

    Reviewed on /Date(1570034128000+0800)/
  • Buxster
    Guangzhou, Guangdong

    Summary of Kaiping most famous

    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...

    Reviewed on /Date(1569784769000+0800)/

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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.
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