Kaiping Diaolou & Chikan Old Town

Guangzhou, China

Make a visit to Kaiping's Diaolou villages and explore the UNESCO fortified multi-storied residences and watchtowers of the past. Have lunch and spend some time wandering through the streets of Chikan Old Town before returning to Guangzhou.

Embark on a day trip to Kaiping, known as the 'beginning of peace.' Visit the Kaiping Diaolou which are multi-storied residences that are designed with a mix of traditional Chinese and Western structure and architectural forms. The Kaiping Diaolou villages are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites and are mainly used as defensive watchtowers as well as houses for villagers in the past. Explore the villages and dive deep into the history of the Diaolou.

Afterwards, spend some time wandering through Chikan old town, one of the villages of the Kaiping Diaolou and a movie set for famous Chinese movies like Jackie Chan's Drunken Master II. While it has been rapidly modernised in recent years, the town still retains its charming outlook and ancient old town atmosphere. Return to Guangzhou in the late afternoon. Lunch is included.

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