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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. To visit Kaiping Diaolou and Villages on your trip to Kaiping, use our Kaiping holiday planner.
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  • after 1976, entire china changing to new generation.there is someting still there as before .文革使中国更统一也使文化没有了差别,而开平一直保留了新和旧的物事和或东或西的文化,如祭祖,如开平话,如木鱼,如清砖房,如碉楼,如房门壁画。如火蒜... 
  • At 2/3 hours by bus from Canton are former villages, in the Kaiping region. It is a pleasure to be in the middle of these old buildings, well restored for those we visited. These are high buildings and s there who are grouped in villages could see others along the way. The ride in the middle of rice fields is also worth it d eye
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  • Stay in Kaiping, morning from 7:30 square in 617 bus in 立園 (1 hour tour) 9: 45 bus horse descending Dragon (1 hour), 11:30 free bus their own village (two hours), 14; 00 free bus 立園 617 Airbus (Duke of Fu Tei via) 613 bus in Nishiki esato (round trip on foot and travel in 2 hours), 16:30 in 613 bus red where I (1 hour), 18:00 on 606 bus returned 19:30 in Kaiping in South Tower (30 minutes), a 606. I had heard bad transport connections and attentiveness in one day thanks to the free bus. However not made entry into the South Tower. Everything was good with Brocade esato baitaku.
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  • Very traditional architecture.
  • 穿梭400年前的文化歷史 華僑之鄉如何離鄉別井到東南亞賣力 幸運的話能衣錦還鄉 將國外建築文化 習慣帶回開平築起數層高別墅。由於富人聚居亦引來不法之徒光顅 故將建築物防護措施加入成今天的碉樓文化 也成為世界文化遺產!
  • 碉樓內的物品古蹟保存得很好,完全可想像到主人當時的生活環境和品味。另外,家具和擺設有點歐陸風情,中西文化遺產景點。
  • 慕名而去,但脏乱差让我很扫兴