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All Inclusive Kaiping Diaolou Heritage Private Day Trip from Guangzhou

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    What to Expect
    Meet your private guide at your Guangzhou hotel and journey south by private, air-conditioned vehicle into rural Guangdong province. Pass bustling towns and emerald rice fields, and hear intriguing anecdotes about Kaiping’s famous, multi-story watchtowers (diaolous).

    The oldest of these unique, castle-like towers date from the Ming dynasty era between the 14th and 17th centuries, and take three forms: communal refuges built by several families, residential fortresses constructed by individual families, and watchtowers for alerting locals to encroaching bandits.

    After about two hours on the road, arrive in the village of Zili, home to some of the most striking watchtowers, including some built by returning Chinese migrants who incorporated Western-inspired features in their design. Inspect the different styles of the towers close up, and head inside to absorb the interiors and bird’s-eye views from the rooftops.

    Explore Kaiping’s elegant Liyuan Garden, also known as Li Garden: a stately blend of Chinese and Western architectural and landscaping influences. Meander around the exquisite gardens, seeing highlights like the birdcage-shaped pavilion, watchtowers, bridges and canals.

    Break for lunch at a local restaurant, and then continue to the Old Town at Chikan, famous for its faded Western-style watchtowers and buildings designed by local migrants who returned here in the 1920s. Admire the imposing riverfront houses adorned with Western features like columns and balconies, and learn how the unusual, east-meets-west architecture has drawn many movie producers to film here.

    Afterward, relax on your journey back to Guangzhou, where a hotel drop-off brings your tour to a close.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick you up from your centrally located Guangzhou hotel
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    10h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Lunch
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Entrance
    • Bottled water
    • Entry/Admission - Kaiping Diaolou and Villages
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
    • Adult pricing applies to all travelers over 3 years old
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We booked this tour via their web site. There was no issues with communications, replies to email questions was prompt and detailed. On the day the guide met us in the hotel lobby on time with no issues. The car they had was pretty new and very clean and comfortable. They had
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    Response from China s, Owner at All Inclusive Kaiping Diaolou Heritage Private Day Trip from Guangzhou
    Responded Aug 25, 2019
    Dear Brend, It is our great pleasure to get your kind comment about our services, we will do our best to offer better tours, better services in the future. Best regards Ben Y
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    • Duration: 10h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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