The towers of Kaiping: China’s unsung historic treasure

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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 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site listing, Kaiping sees relatively few visitors each year — for China, anyway.

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