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Chikan European Style Street

Buchang Dam, Chikan Town, Kaiping 529367, China
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an attraction under regeneration

Update of the old town of Chikan Kaiping Guangdong province I recently made a trip to the Chikan... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2018
Joseph Hsien Ts... L
,
zhuhai, China
Beautiful buildings. Let's hope the rebuild will not destroy this place

We stayed here overnight and this area is more or less becomes a ghost town. Majority of these... read more

Reviewed March 11, 2018
EastmeetsWestAB
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London, United Kingdom
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Buchang Dam, Chikan Town, Kaiping 529367, China
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Reviewed April 10, 2018

Update of the old town of Chikan Kaiping Guangdong province I recently made a trip to the Chikan Kaiping in the Guangdong province. It is located on the west side of the Pearl River delta and about some 150 km south of Guangzhou. The reason...More

Thank Joseph Hsien Ts... L
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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

We stayed here overnight and this area is more or less becomes a ghost town. Majority of these buildings are now empty and boarded up. All it left are just buildings . Empty with no soul. It does gives a different view of life. Apparently...More

1  Thank EastmeetsWestAB
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Reviewed December 17, 2017

Chikan was once the vibrant city center of Kaiping. Comparable to Canton, it is now a poor village with some nice historic buildings. The riverfront street is particularly picturesque. It is still a living community with a couple local restaurants and vendors. However, the local...More

Thank Leon L
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Reviewed July 23, 2017

This village has beautiful (but decaying) Chinese shophouse architecture from the 1920's and 1930's. Sadly, the government is buying up these buildings with plans to make it more touristy. While protecting the buildings is good, the Chinese government oftens ruins places by making them very...More

1  Thank Calvin C
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Reviewed July 9, 2017

I thought it was an entire city with this kind of streets. I was enough disappointed to see it was only a small street. Moreover the street is enough dirty. As we had a big storm on the night before to come the river was...More

Thank choute60
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Reviewed June 9, 2017

Chikan 赤坎 is a historic village 10 km SW of Kaiping. What's the main attraction for tourists here is a photo of the streets of shophouses flanking a river. The buildings here are called qilou 騎樓, which was built by overseas Cantonese merchants in the...More

Thank 3lgdz
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Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

This is located in Kaiping area. The buildings are a mix of Asian and European. So photogenic and beautiful. Nice local markets and stalls. Good to just walk and talk to the locals. Very pleased I visited

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Reviewed May 7, 2017

This is not only one street but all town is worth to watch. In this place meet Chinese and Western style of architecture. Buildings are very in ruins what is sad and streets are dirty, but anyway it's worth to visit there. Be ready that...More

1  Thank wciekawychmiejscach
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Reviewed March 5, 2017

I guess I didn't do enough research about this place, I'd organise to visit this place as a lunch stop, but the choices for lunch are woeful, there was only a small handful of small eats stores, and I'd say they'll probably appeal more to...More

Thank Ondeh
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Reviewed February 15, 2017

I saw a beautiful photo of this street that took my breath away - night-time architecture illuminated by blue and green lights, old-style boats anchored along the water side, streets swept clean. In reality, at night time, the streets are dark and full of rubbish,...More

Thank SingaporeMatt
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