Top 10 attractions in Guangdong, China

By Lu Na
0 Comment(s)Print E-mail, September 11, 2012
Adjust font size:

  Kaiping Diaolou (Watchtower Houses in Kaiping) 开平碉楼

Kaiping Diaolou []

Kaiping Diaolou are fortified multi-storey towers mainly located in Kaiping City, Guangdong Province. They feature a unique architectural style, which combine an elegant Western style with the earthy countryside of southern China. The number of Diaolou was originally more than 3,000. Now there are 1,800 units scattered over 15 counties. They were first built in the late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and were booming in early 1920s with the development of overseas Chinese. Diaolou served as the filming site of the famous movie "Let the Bullets Fly." Due to abundant numbers and varied architecture styles, it is referred to as the Museum of Watchtower Houses.

Admission:180 yuan/person

Best time to visit:April to September

<   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   >  

Follow on Twitter and Facebook to join the conversation.
ChinaNews App Download
Print E-mail Bookmark and Share

Go to Forum >>0 Comment(s)

No comments.

Add your comments...

  • User Name Required
  • Your Comment
  • Enter the words you see:   
    Racist, abusive and off-topic comments may be removed by the moderator.
Send your storiesGet more from