Journey to the UNESCO-listed Kaiping village from Guangzhouon this day tour and enjoy architectural marvels of Chikan Town and Zili Village. Enjoy round trip hotel transfers in a comfortable and private vehicle with a knowledgeable English speaking guide.
Admire the majestic architectural landscape of unique Diaolou houses that date back to Ming Dynasty and served as watchtowers for protection against bandits! Explore the features of these Diaolou houses with your expert guide that depict the harmonious integration of exotic architecture outline as well as traditional Chinese style patterns.
Visit the old town of Chikan and the wonderful houses in Zili village. Tuck into some delicious Chinese style lunch and feast all your senses to a scrumptious meal.
Pick up from your hotel. (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)
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Travel in comfort from your hotel in a private vehicle with an expert English speaking guide from Guangzhou to the charming hold of Kaiping in the southwest region of the Pearl River. Kaiping is famous for its multifunctional styled houses called Diaolou, the unique structures are an amalgamation of Chinese as well as foreign architecture. Your expert guide walks you through the Diaolou which was originally built as a defense house or a watchtower during the Ming Dynasty and the early Qing Dynasty. These structures are reminiscent of ancient Greek and Roman flavors blended with Gothic, Islamic, Baroque and Rococo styles. Head next to Zili Village, about 12kms from Kaiping, to the culturally significant town of Tangkou. Zili Village features some of the most beautiful, well preserved and densely positioned buildings. Fifteen houses in existence in this village are all ranked as cultural relics of national importance under the protection of the state. Stroll past Mingshilou, a five-storey residential house built in 1925 which is the most posh building in the locality. Admire the incredible architecture of this hexagonal observation tower built in armored concrete. Fully furnished with complete living facilities on the inside, the outside of the house features solid iron doors and windows and is fondly called the Swallow Nest by locals. Dive into some delicious Chinese style lunch at local restaurants and enjoy staple delicacies before heading to the next destination on the itinerary. Final stop on the tour leads you to Chikan Town, where you enjoy Yinglonglou the Dragon Meeting Tower. Originally constructed during the Ming Dynasty, the design, style and construction of this house is solely inspired by Chinese architecture and free from any western influences. After feasting your senses on the incredible architectural marvels of Kaiping, hop back into a private vehicle and enjoy a comfortable ride back to your hotel in Guangzhou.
Voucher Information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your barcoded e-ticket on your device for this activity.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details.
Please reach the boarding point 10 minutes prior to your departure.
If you do not have your hotel information at the time of booking, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.
The exact pick-up time from your hotel will be confirmed one night in advance, through the hotel phone call or hotel message. Please make sure that you will offer the correct contact for the hotel and the names used for the hotel booking.
If you do not receive the exact pick-up time before 9pm one night in advance, please call for the pick-up time at (+86 21) 6150-8061.
The attractions are subject to change without the advanced notice.
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
Timings are subject to traffic conditions.
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