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Kaiping Villagescape 碉鄉開平


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Kaiping in Guangdong Province, is about 3 hours drive from Hong Kong and
is the hometown of many Chinese natives who had been living and working abroad
during the late 1800s and early 1900s.

The ancient villages around Kaiping, feature Diaolous (multi-storied defensive village houses)
built by those emigrant labourers which displayed a complex and flamboyant fusion
of Chinese and Western structural and decorative forms.

These Diaolous take three main forms: communal towers resided by several families and used as temporary refuge;
residential towers built by individual rich families;and watch towers.

Retaining a harmonious relationship with the surrounding agricultural landscape and traditional Southern Chinese villagescape,
Diaolous testify to the final flowering of local building traditions in response to local banditry.

Kaiping Diaolous and Villages were added to the list of UNESCO heritage sites in July 2007.

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Big Yields 收穫豐富
Big Yields 收穫豐富
A Shy Kid 怕醜仔
A Shy Kid 怕醜仔
Picking Lotus Caltrop 拾菱角
Picking Lotus Caltrop 拾菱角
Cleaning up the Pond 清蓮塘
Cleaning up the Pond 清蓮塘
Cycling around Diaolous 踏三輪
Cycling around Diaolous 踏三輪
Liyuan Garden 立園
Liyuan Garden 立園
Ruishi Lou 瑞石樓
Ruishi Lou 瑞石樓
From Ruishi Lou 下望錦江里 I
From Ruishi Lou 下望錦江里 I
Bird Eye View 下望錦江里 II
Bird Eye View 下望錦江里 II
For Peace 和平
For Peace 和平
Opening 窗外 I
Opening 窗外 I
Fusion Style 中西合璧 I
Fusion Style 中西合璧 I
Roofs 瓦頂
Roofs 瓦頂
Fusion Style 中西合璧 II
Fusion Style 中西合璧 II
Opening 窗外 II
Opening 窗外 II
Alleys 大巷
Alleys 大巷
Card Players 玩牌
Card Players 玩牌
Alleys 小巷
Alleys 小巷
House Number 門牌
House Number 門牌
Passer-by 路過
Passer-by 路過
From the Field 田野看碉樓
From the Field 田野看碉樓
Greetings 吉祥
Greetings 吉祥
With Watchdog 忠犬看碉樓
With Watchdog 忠犬看碉樓
Gold House 金屋
"Gold House" 金屋
Village of Majianglong 馬降龍
Village of Majianglong 馬降龍
Horse's Residence 駿廬
Horse's Residence 駿廬
Cheong's Residence 昌廬
Cheong's Residence 昌廬
Lam's Residence 林廬
Lam's Residence 林廬
Sik's Residence 適廬
Sik's Residence 適廬
From Banana Tree 蕉樹下看碉樓
From Banana Tree 蕉樹下看碉樓
Engraved Frame 窗框
Engraved Frame 窗框
Window Shields 鋼窗
Window Shields 鋼窗
Roof Structure 塔樓
Roof Structure 塔樓
Veranda 陽臺
Veranda 陽臺
Feng Shui 風水
Feng Shui 風水
Dry Produces 乾物
Dry Produces 乾物
Washes 洗滌
Washes 洗滌
Ripen Starfruit 成熟
Ripen Starfruit 成熟
Fresh Produces 新鮮
Fresh Produces 新鮮
Happy Baskets 喜上筲箕
"Happy" Baskets 喜上筲箕
Relics of Republic 民國見證 I
Relics of Republic 民國見證 I
In a Distance 遠眺
In a Distance 遠眺
In a Distance 遠眺
In a Distance 遠眺
Relics of Republic 民國見證 II
Relics of Republic 民國見證 II
Get Closer 近觀
Get Closer 近觀
Flying Kite 放鳶
Flying Kite 放鳶
Sisters 姐妹
Sisters 姐妹
Handstand 倒立 I
Handstand 倒立 I
A Walk 漫步
A Walk 漫步
Handstand 倒立 II
Handstand 倒立 II
Twinkle 一點紅
Twinkle 一點紅
Lovers 碉樓下的新人 I
Lovers 碉樓下的新人 I
Lovers 碉樓下的新人 II
Lovers 碉樓下的新人 II
Lovers 碉樓下的新人 III
Lovers 碉樓下的新人 III
Parasite 攀附
Parasite 攀附
Chairs 椅子
Chairs 椅子
Ancestors 神檯
Ancestors 神檯
Chekan Town 長街
Chekan Town 長街
Setting Light 夕照
Setting Light 夕照
Street Light 街燈
Street Light 街燈
Onlooking 旁觀
Onlooking 旁觀
Front and Back 碉樓看碉樓
Front and Back 碉樓看碉樓
Tropical Expression 熱帶風情
Tropical Expression 熱帶風情
Back and Front 碉樓看碉樓
Back and Front 碉樓看碉樓
Pipe Smoker 抽水煙
Pipe Smoker 抽水煙
Sunset 落日
Sunset 落日
Old Mansion 大宅
Old Mansion 大宅
Fang's Night-watch Tower 方氏燈樓
Fang's Night-watch Tower 方氏燈樓
Old Mansion 大宅
Old Mansion 大宅
Reflection 水映
Reflection 水映
Direction 引路
Direction 引路
Lovers 碉樓下的戀人 I
Lovers 碉樓下的戀人 I
With Chicken 走地看碉樓
With Chicken 走地看碉樓
Further Direction 再引路
Further Direction 再引路
Lovers 碉樓下的戀人 II
Lovers 碉樓下的戀人 II
Magic Color 魔幻 I
Magic Color 魔幻 I
In Rice Fields 稻田與碉樓
In Rice Fields 稻田與碉樓
Magic Color 魔幻 II
Magic Color 魔幻 II
Hidden in Trees 樹掩碉樓
Hidden in Trees 樹掩碉樓
Magic Color 魔幻 III
Magic Color 魔幻 III
With Morning Glory 牽牛與碉樓
With Morning Glory 牽牛與碉樓
Going Home 回家 I
Going Home 回家 I
A Cluster 自力村碉樓群
A Cluster 自力村碉樓群
With Morning Glory 牽牛與碉樓
With Morning Glory 牽牛與碉樓
Going Home 回家 II
Going Home 回家 II