Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kaiping Diaolou and Villages displays multi-story houses built about 100 years ago in a mixture of Chinese and Western styles. Chinese workers who went abroad returned to their homeland inspired by Western aesthetics and built the houses, which feature small and narrow windows and doors, as well as watchtowers, providing great views of the surrounding area. Despite their Western stylings, the buildings remain in harmony with the landscape. Stay in the village, which offers plenty of information boards in English, to enjoy some delicious, home-grown local food. Arrange to visit Kaiping Diaolou and Villages and other attractions in Kaiping using our Kaiping trip itinerary planning app.
Kaiping Diaolou and Villages Reviews
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..... more »
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... more »
Very traditional architecture. A great place to take photos or paint the local landscape. It is almost like being transported back in time. Quite a refreshing place to just be in nature. The people are friendly there too.
Visited the location because of university field trip. Nothing special, just old buildings showing how western architecture was brought to Kaiping.
Build a planTell us where and when you
want to go, we will build
the best sightseeing itinerary
Refine itYou have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
Book as a packageUse our travel agents to get
package savings and hassle free booking
Enjoy your trip!Enjoy our 24x7
See all ›
Side trips from Kaiping
Hidden gems in Kaiping
Historic Sites in Kaiping
Theme Parks in Kaiping
Nearby attractions in Kaiping
Plans to Kaiping Diaolou and Villages by other users
52 days in China BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: January, culture, outdoors, historic sites Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 8 days in Guangdong BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 3 days in Jiangmen BY A USER FROM HONG KONG SAR CHINA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular sights Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Taishan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 3 days in Jiangmen BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 6 days in Jiangmen & Zhuhai BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium