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Chikan Movie Town

Chikan Upper Town, Kaiping 529367, China
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Ranked #8 of 14 Attractions in Kaiping
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
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Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
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English first
The Hague, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Ok, it's a bit of a fake. Buildings used for movies are so by nature. But it's fun to see the Hotel de Paris there aand some buildings of other famous movies. But beside visiting the movie decors, don't skip the Chikan village. Nice little village on the waterfron with nice back-streets. Strange meditteranean architecture on a lot of buildings... More 

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Shenzhen, China
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I'm a big film fan and was looking forward to seeing where some famous Chinese movies were filmed. All you see are unimpressive film sets and imitation European buildings. Not sure why so many Chinese tourists are amazed, but there are better sights to see in the city for free. Unless you've seen everything in Kaping and have nothing else... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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356 reviews 356 reviews
234 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This "movie town" will only be of interest to very keen fans of chinese dramas. For mist foreigners it would make for a boring visit, due to little knowledge about chinese actors and actresses, and the broader facets of chinese television in general. Give this one a miss ... we visited, but afterwards wished we hadn't ...

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
37 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Chikan is located at the center of Kaiping City of Guangdong Province, about 12 kilometers away from Kaiping. Lying on the northern bank of Tanjiang River, Chikan is featured with western buildings, on the southern bank is the beautiful countryside. Chikan is the notable homeland of overseas Chinese so that the constructions blended the western and eastern styles. Wandering around... More 

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Guangzhou, China
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Two shoddy buildings that are currently in use, but otherwise very poorly constructed and run-down.

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South Pole
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142 reviews 142 reviews
76 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2011

For a photographer Chikan is the pinnacle of seductive and luscious imagery. The town is as ornate and crumbling as it gets. It's almost too much, and it's all around you: any street you choose to walk has some amazing mansions. Which makes the visit to the corner of the embankment called Movie Town somewhat redundant. All they have to... More 

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