Kaiping Diaolou and Villages, Kaiping

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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.
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  • 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 »
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  • 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.
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