Kaiping Diaolou and Villages

Kaiping, China

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Very close to the town of Kaiping there are a number of small villages and small houses that have been built by oversea Chinese during the beginning of the 20th century. Most buildings resemble the style of western or middle eastern culture mixed with traditional Chinese elements. Often there were designed to defend against bandits. The buildings have not been taken care of since, but the government started to restore and preserve them recently. Four of them (see below) have together been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The style of these buildings is often cheaply copied by many "modern" buildings throughout Guangdong. It is also the setting for China's highest grossing domestic film "Let the Bullets Fly" (让子弹飞) with Chow Yun-Fat. Please visit the website provided for directions as it is a very large and complex place to visit that will easily take an enitre day to see and possibly more.


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