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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Kaiping Diaolou and Villages Reviews
A couple friends and I decided to check out Kaiping yesterday and we were very pleasantly surprised by how pretty it was and how easy it was to do, even though we don’t speak much Chinese. We departed... more »
This area is moderately interesting, and the type of house is unique to this area and reflect a fusion of Chinese and Western features. The houses are small fortifications, and there are a number of t... 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.
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