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Address: Chikan Upper Town, Kaiping 529367, China
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Phone Number: 020-84350418
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It is not town but some old buildings famous for movic filming

You need to pay entry fee to enter. It has some old noble houses of old Shanghai era. It was the house that have many Chinese movies filming there. If you are not Chinese movies... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2016
Righttodorightthings
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

You need to pay entry fee to enter. It has some old noble houses of old Shanghai era. It was the house that have many Chinese movies filming there. If you are not Chinese movies lovers, just treat it as heritage house visit, the architecture of old Shanghai style.

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Thank Righttodorightthings
York, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

I visited this place last week. Not much to say really it killed half an hour. I was surprised they charged entry to this place as there's not much to do. If it wasn't for the fact I had seen a number of films that where filmed at this location it wasn't a complete waste of time.

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Thank Woodster554
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Recommended by my relative to visit as it is an attraction, it is visited a lot during the New Years as I was told for it a place in which many Chinese movies were filmed at and for photos. There is a bridge to cross to get to the "Movie Town" which leads to a street of old stores and... More 

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Thank Leeza L
The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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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Thank Peter2513
Shenzhen, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 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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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 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
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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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2 Thank WhereAmIGoing2
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 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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