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Kaiping Diaolou and Villages

Kaiping 529300, China
+86 750 226 3637
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  • Excellent37%
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  • Average16%
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7 Apr 2017
“Quirky architecture in pretty villages and landscape”
22 Nov 2016
“about college activities”
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Kaiping 529300, China
+86 750 226 3637

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The photo does not justify the buildings. There is a reason why the UN recognize their significance. The villages are well-preserved, especially the Zili Village and Men Yuan. You will feel so calm and pleasant walking around those villages. Even better if you are interested...More

Thank Lorenciosm
Reviewed 7 April 2017

To give you context about my comments below, I'm a westerner who has been working and living in China for over 3 years. I speak just enough Chinese to survive here (meaning embarrassingly little). My wife and I reasonably well-traveled in China, so we were...More

3  Thank mitraveler16
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Set amidst rolling paddy fields, the fortified diaolous dwarf over ancient low rise village buildings. This area, about an hour's drive south west of Jiangmen is so underrated. Its UNESCO protected status covers 4 separate villages - ZiLiCun, MaJiangLong, JinJiangLi and SanMenLi. You can purchase...More

1  Thank Ondeh
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

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...

Thank Thomas z
Reviewed 23 November 2016

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...More

Thank chris20150030
Reviewed 21 November 2016

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...More

Thank Oyundari E
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...More

2  Thank Roger S
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...More

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 3 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.

Thank YuyaGNG
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...More

1  Thank Alex N
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I recommend you rent a van to there , it is a village area that far from the downtown of KaiPing. Kaiping Diaolou and Villages is about 120kms from Foshan, and it will takes about 1.5 hours to there if the traffic is good. If you speak good Chinese, and you no need any guide , just a driver with car is enough.
4 August 2016|
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Fleur T
Hi All! I'm planning to visit the area with my family 7-9 February and want to go around the area by bike (or if you think it is more recommendable by minivan). Any idea on a nice tour operator, or: where to start (we arrive from HK), where to rent bikes, where to sleep and to eat? I do speak Mandarin ( a bit), should you only know of Mandarin speaking parties that can help.. Thanks in advance!
6 January 2016|
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