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Travel Guide@Kaiping

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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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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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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