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Kaiping Diaolou and Villages :: Location and Tourist Maps

Kaiping Diaolou and Villages :: Location and Tourist Maps

Location Map GPS Coordinates: N22.28552, E112.56586 Core and Buffer Zones Tourist Maps

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World Heritage Site #1112 :: Kaiping Diaolou and Villages

World Heritage Site #1112 :: Kaiping Diaolou and Villages

State property: China Location: Guangdong Province GPS: N22 17 7.87 E112 33 57.1 Date of Inscription: 2007 Criteria: (ii)(iii)(iv) Property : 372 ha Buffer zone: 2,738 ha Local Weather Kaiping Diaolou and Villages feature the Diaolou, multi-storeyed defensive village houses in Kaiping, which display a complex and flamboyant fusion of Chinese and Western structural and […]

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About Kaiping Diaolou and Villages

About Kaiping Diaolou and Villages

The Diaolou, or multi-storied defensive villages houses of Kaiping, mainly constructed in the 1920s and 1930s, display a complex and flamboyant fusion of Chinese and Western structural and decorative forms, and reflect the significant role played by émigré Kaiping people in the development of several countries in South Asia, Australasia, and North America, during the […]

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The towers of Kaiping: China's unsung historic treasure

The towers of Kaiping: China’s unsung historic treasure

They’re tall, they’re historic and they’re one of the most significant collections of freestanding treasures of ancient China. No, they’re not the Terracotta Warriors of Xi’an. They’re the “diaolou” of Kaiping, more than 1,800 centuries-old watchtowers that dot the rice fields around the city of Kaiping in the Guangdong Province. Despite the city’s gorgeous landscape […]

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Kaiping “Diaolou” – Location of “Let the Bullets Fly”

Spread throughout Kaiping, Diaolou’ s magical fusion of East and West has attracted hoards of visitors since they were first built in the early 20th century. The famous western-style defense fortresses of Kaiping in southern China’s Guangdong Province will be featured in director Jiang Wen’s soon-to-be-released film “Let the Bullets Fly”, Sina.com reports. The movie […]

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One hour out: Guangzhou

One hour out: Guangzhou

Mention Guangzhou to the Chinese and they instinctively think of two things: food and money. As the capital of the Guandong province, the city is the hub of the Cantonese cuisine and so, naturally, things like dim sum and char siu taste just a bit better than in other places. And as the factory workshop […]

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24 Hours in Kaiping

24 Hours in Kaiping

Kaiping was not always the sleepy town in Guandong Province it is today. Conflict between Hakka settlers from central China and local peasants during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), was followed by huge overpopulation after the Opium Wars. The result was major migration abroad; the population of the town is 680,000, but an estimated 750,000 emigres […]

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