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Kaiping Diaolou and Villages

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Address: Kaiping 529300, China
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Phone Number: +86 750 226 3637
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Known locally as the Kaiping Diaolou, these unique, multi-story watchtowers...

Known locally as the Kaiping Diaolou, these unique, multi-story watchtowers were used as fortifications in the 17th century. Now a world UNESCO Heritage site, they are some of the most fascinating historical and architectural artifacts in China.

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I participated in the November CKYC College activities this trip is a day tour here is Kaiping Diaolou in Jiangmen City, Guangdong Province, Kaiping City, rural areas, the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Macao, Portugal

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Macao, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I participated in the November CKYC College activities this trip is a day tour here is Kaiping Diaolou in Jiangmen City, Guangdong Province, Kaiping City, rural areas, the existing towers have 1833 buildings. Kaiping Watchtower and Village in June 28, 2007 in New Zealand Christchurch World Heritage Committee meeting was held by UNESCO as one of the world's cultural heritage.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You might have heard about Chinatown in some Western country or in America, but maybe you haven't heard about Western town in China. Then Kaiping Diaolou is the place where has many western style building and these buildings were built about 100 years ago. One of the main reason that makes these buildings interesting is those buildings are will defended... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

A fascinating day trip from Guanghzou to immerse yourself in a history not often celebrated by the Chinese Govt nor from the Americas where many of these Kaiping Emigres departed to. Half of the magic of this place is imagining the lives of Chinese immigrants in America in the 1800's. What they saw and experienced at the dawn of America,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

The marketing success has been awesome by Kaiping! Thousands of people around China come here to see the Daiolou and brings business to the area. There is nothing special to see. The buildings aren't that interesting at all. The 2 hour ride from Guangzhou definitely NOT worth it. I came here because I was already in Kaiping and need to... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

The Kaiping Diaolou and Villages is best and first visit place when we arrive in Guangzhou. All the Diaolou there are so unique and beautiful.

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Kharkiv, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

I've seen a lot in China, but this place is remembered its special atmosphere. And if you have a free day in Guangzhou, you will not regret, if you spend it in Kaiping. From Guangzhou bus goes for about two hours. Come not to the end station. Ask the driver "Kaiping"! If you do not see the free taxi at... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

First time to Kaiping. I learnt about this place from TV. It is a nice place.. 2 towers were opened for public. The towers were built about 100 years ago. Chinese people who went to US for work returned to build this.. The ground is about 1m from ground, the purpose is to avoid flood. The roof floor is for... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

It was so so, there are a group of houses built around 1920-1930, not too old, not too new. I personally do not feel so special about these architechture, not inspiring enough... The village is clean and there are signboards in English everywhere, so it is pleasant.

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Miri, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

I took a bus around 7:30am at Hong Kong all the way to Kaiping. It's around 12pm when I arrived at the main terminal. After having lunch at the terminal I took the local bus to the entrance of Zili Village. This is the venue where the Chinese movie "Let The Bullet Fly" scenes were shot. I found out that... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

After taking the 8.55 bus from the bus terminal across the street from Guangzhou train station, we arrived in Kaiping at 10.30. When exiting the bus station from the main entrance, men with scooters, cabs, "black cabs", and riksjas came up to us to sell us a tour. We settled with a riksja driver for CNY400 for the entire day... More 

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