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Jiangmen Zili Village Watch Tower

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Worth visiting

It is worth going to see the diaolou and traditional homes, in a working village. There are... read more

Reviewed December 1, 2015
Watford, United Kingdom
A different view

This place offers a different images of China, the houses here are a mix of Chinese and parts from... read more

Reviewed May 1, 2014
Singapore, Singapore
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May 19, 2016
“Zilli Village Watch Tower”
Apr 27, 2016
“Very unusual”
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Reviewed May 19, 2016

Watchtowers is the reason why you come to Kaiping. The watchtower are widely spread in Kaiping city, within the villages.It not only reflected the success story of the oversea Chinese who migrated to California seeking for opportunity, sending money back to the home village to...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed April 27, 2016

And if you have a free day in Guangzhou, you will not regret, if you spend it in Kaiping. Let agree with private driver and you do not have to crowd with tourists.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Alex N
Reviewed December 1, 2015

It is worth going to see the diaolou and traditional homes, in a working village. There are panoramic views from the top of the diaolou, and interesting to watch the video about life and living there. There were a few stalls selling touristy goods but...More

Date of experience: November 2015
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Reviewed May 1, 2014

This place offers a different images of China, the houses here are a mix of Chinese and parts from various countries such as Indian and other European countries.Some of the houses are opened to the public and they are like museum with items on display....More

Date of experience: December 2013
Thank JohnWong56
Reviewed April 9, 2014

This is what you're coming to Kaiping for, and based off the reviews and travel guides, I chose here. Great to go inside the buildings, see the views from the top, and wonder what it was like to live there. I highly recommend renting a...More

Date of experience: April 2014
1  Thank Breakingshabbos
Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

This smaller cluster of diaolou sees less visitors than many other clusters located in bigger (and more modern villages. The end result? Less commercialization, less touts, less vendors of tacky souvenirs. The entrance ticket is reasonable at 80RMB, and it is worth climbing up the...More

4  Thank Andrew_Alin
Reviewed March 19, 2014

There is Chinese saying 'You've not seen Guangdong if you've not seen Diaolou Village'. In a way I can agree with that because those villages are something totally different compared to anything else in Guangdong. It surprises you when you see those tall watch tower...More

Date of experience: October 2013
4  Thank MB199
Reviewed February 6, 2014

Because the diaolous within the ZiLi Village area are spread out, expect to do a lot of walking. Winter also isn't the best time to visit since the surrounding fields are all barren and everything looks a little drab. Make the effort to climb to...More

Date of experience: February 2014
1  Thank MeiL67
Reviewed December 7, 2013

I visited the Fujian Tulou Round Houses 福建土楼 a couple years ago and wanted to see the Kaiping Diaolou 开平碉楼 for the contrast in architectural style. Both places were very interesting and well worth the trouble. First, a tip. These Kaiping Diaolou are reachable now...More

Date of experience: December 2013
2  Thank ZhongguoKM
Reviewed September 3, 2013

These are unique buildings and came about by the twist of fortunes in China's multi-faceted history. All of which adds up to make the wealth of riches in China's Historical treasures. The return of overseas Chinese with the wealth and knowledge obtained from overseas created...More

Date of experience: August 2013
Thank Mah T
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