Jinjiangi Historic Village


The highlights in this village, 20km southwest of Kaiping, are the privately run Ruìshí Lóu and Shēngfēng Lóu (升峰楼). The former (c 1923) is Kaiping’s tallest diāolóu and comprises nine storeys, topped off with a Byzantine-style roof and a Roman dome. The latter is one of very few diāolóu that had a European architect.

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1. Ruìshí Lóu

0.09 MILES

One of the most marvellous of the towers around Kaiping is located behind Jǐnjiānglǐ Historic Village, 20km south of Kaiping. Built in 1923, the privately…

2. Nánxìng Xié Lóu

4.14 MILES

In Nanxing village, Nánxìng Xié Lóu was built in 1903 and tilts severely to one side, with its central axis over 2m off-centre.

3. Chikan

6.06 MILES

The charming old town of Chikan, 10km southwest of Kaiping, has streets of shophouses with arcades on the ground floor flanking the Tanjiang River (潭江)…

4. Li Garden

6.87 MILES

About 15 minutes by taxi west from Kaiping in Tangkou town (塘口镇, Tángkǒu zhèn), Li Garden has a fortified mansion built in 1936 by a wealthy Chinese…

5. Zili


Zili, 11km west of Kaiping, has the largest collection of diāolóu historic watchtowers in the area, though only a few of the 15 are open to the public…

6. Fēngcǎi Hall

12.43 MILES

Not a typical ancestral hall, this compound built in 1906 retains an exquisite southern Chinese architectural style, but with Western elements…