Welcome to Kaiping

Downtown Kāipíng is pleasant, especially the section near the Tánjiāng River (谭江), where you’ll see people fishing next to mango and wampee trees.

Kāipíng is also the home of many overseas Chinese. Currently, 720,000 people from the county are living overseas – 40,000 more than its local population. Chinese tourists abound and it's worth dedicating at least one whole day to diāolóu hunting as most require renting a bike or taxi.

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$800 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Small Group Cycling Tour in Kaiping and Chikan from Hong Kong

Day 1: HK - /Kaiping - Chikan - Ma Jiang Long (L,D) Assembling in Kowloon by 7:30AM, you are off on the trip to Kaiping. After clearing customs and immigration you will be on your waiting coach for an one-hour trip to your lunch in Kaiping. From Kaiping, you will cycle to Chi Kan Village from Nan Lou - the Southern Defense Tower. Riding through Chikan District, you will pass by Ma Jiang Long, a historic village in Guangdong. Afterwards, you will take a coffee break. From here you are cycling back to Kaiping and head back to hotel. The whole cycle will be around 17 miles cycling today. Day 2: Chikan - Enping - Kaiping (B,L,D) Today’s castle lane brings you the mansions of Li Yuan and then on to Zili Village from Chikan. The cycling distance around these two stops of interest is 6 miles. Once you have finished your exploration of Zili village, you will cycle about 4 miles to village “49” and then bus or ride 6.5 miles to your lunch spot at Sha Hu (Sandy Lake). The afternoon ride will be mostly some village paths, forest trails and roads are not very famous but beautiful, such as Shengtang. Your last stop today is the castle house of Jin Jiang Li, and you will receive a free shirt here. The whole cycle will be around 37 miles today. Day 3: Kaiping - HK (B, L) A morning cycle loop of the castle houses and villages at south of Kaiping, it will be around 12 miles and then check out from the hotel. You will end up the travel back to Hong Kong by an afternoon boat.

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Private Tour: Kaiping One Day Excursion

In Kaiping, the special and unique house is called Diaolou or watchtower. Diaolou is well recognized the World Heritage UNESCO. A combination of Chinese and exotic architectural styles is one of the features of this kind of building. In the late Ming Dynasty and early Qing Dynasty, the local people began to build multi-storied, defensive houses called Diaolou. If you are interested in the functions of Diaolou, come to Kaiping and let our tour guide explain the details. These watchtowers not only boast ancient Greek and Roman flavors, but also blend Gothic, Ialamic, Baroque and Rococo styles. They feature the harmonious integration of varying foreign architecture patterns and the preference of the house owners. Zili Village lies in Tangkou Town, about 12 kilometers from Kaiping. It enjoys the most exquisite, best-preserved, densely located buildings of such kind. Fifteen houses in existence in this village are all ranked as cultural relics of national importance under the protection of the state. Mingshilou, a five-storey residential house, is the fanciest. It was built in 1925, made of armored concrete. At its top stands a hexagonal observation tower, displaying a fusion of Chinese and western structural and decorative forms. On every corner of its fifth floor rises a hornwork. Local people called them “Swallow Nest”. This house has a massive body, solid iron doors and windows. It has quality designed furnishings and complete living facilities. In Chikan Town, we may enjoy Yinglonglou, Dragon Meeting Tower. It was built in Ming Dynasty. The design and construction of this house was free from the exotic architectural influence.