Chikan Movie Town
Chikan Movie Town
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Grace F
London, UK298 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Friends
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 the town is like stepping back to the life of 1980s. The watchtowers, Situ’s library (it was built by the Situ family, so it was named “Situ’s library”), the arcade complex are more than a unique.
Written November 28, 2012
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xamhayana
South Pole440 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 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 offer is a photo of you sitting in a rickshaw carriage, or a peek at some old Chinese blockbuster once filmed in Chikan. So, while I'd highly recommend a visit to Chikan to anyone who happens to be in Kaiping visiting the leaning towers nearby, but I'd say, skip the Movie Town.
Written February 11, 2011
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mitraveler16
Seattle, WA96 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
This was our 4th and last stop visiting the Diaolou near Kaiping. As westerners, we didn't find it interesting or worth doing. The traditional shopfronts were a block or two long and not particularly interesting or scenic. Many Chinese seem to come to Chikan for the movie history and sets. I'd skip this despite LP recommending it. We preferred the Diaolou villages.
Written April 6, 2017
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Andrew_Alin
Greater Adelaide, Australia1,645 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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 ...
Written March 21, 2014
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WhereAmIGoing2
Guangzhou, China3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012 • Business
Two shoddy buildings that are currently in use, but otherwise very poorly constructed and run-down.
Written July 1, 2012
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Juha K
Vantaa, Finland28 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
This is part of the 'Old Town' where some Kung-Fu movies were filmed.

With a nice weather it was pleasant to walk around, but in generally not so interesting. In generally, if you visit Kaiping, it could be worth to drop-by. The best part of the trip was a bus trip back to the town around the countryside and rise fields.
Written April 2, 2017
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Buxster
Guangzhou, China184 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Friends
This place is closed due to renovation. Looks like they will take a lot of time. Not really started yet...
Written September 30, 2019
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Righttodorightthings
Malaysia38 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Couples
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.
Written May 15, 2016
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Woodster554
Greater Manchester, UK362 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Couples
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.
Written February 23, 2016
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Leeza L
30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Solo
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 paid-entrance to the movie set which contains the ancient looking building of an European-style hotel and various old-looking shops. You can explore various rooms and buildings used in the movies.

There is one building which contained drawings/paintings on the wall for a 3D effect - an excellent opportunity for photos! Very interesting, although there are not many.

Overall, it is a place you should visit at least to have a glance at some Chinese-Western culture mix buildings in Kaiping. However, I feel the price of the ticket does not meet my expectation of the whole experience. Nonetheless, just give it a chance!
Written March 27, 2015
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