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Kaiping is situated in south-central Guangdong near the city of Jiangmen in the southwest of the Pearl River Delta region. Many overseas Chinese originate from here. The town is famous for its multi-story watchtowers known as Diaolou, which have been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the surrounding villages. Other popular attractions include Li Garden, Chikan European Style Street, Nan Lou Memorial Park, and Kongque Lake.
The Kaiping Diaolou are a series of small fortresses and defensive towers located throughout Jiangmen's Kaiping. This is the famous hometown of countless overseas Chinese scattered around the world. Mixing Chinese and western architectural styles, these towers are distributed across the landscape. Many of them can be entered and some can even be climbed. This is a very worthwhile place to visit. Numerous scenes from the movie "Let the Bullets Fly" were filmed here. Three of the primary attractions in the area include the Li Garden, the Majianglong Ancient Village and Zili Village. The Li Garden is a garden villa, which was built early in the 20th century while Majianglong Ancient Village and Zili Village are two of the primary locations to see Diaolou fortresses.
Located in Beiyi Township, Tangkou Town, Kaiping City, Liyuan is a private garden built by Mr. Xie Weili, a Chinese overseas Chinese who spent 10 years abroad, and the garden was established in 1936. This garden combines traditional gardens, Lingnan Water Village and Western architectural styles to create a changing sense of space rhythm. The park is divided into three parts: large gardens, small gardens and villa areas. Each is made up of artificial rivers, bridge pavilions and corridors. Auxiliary landscape connections form a unique landscape with gardens and terrain.
Zili Village is located in Tangkou Town, and is famous for its vast flower fields and sacred buildings throughout the rapeseed. Zili Village takes the meaning of “self-sufficiency”, the village has beautiful scenery and has many beautiful buildings with unique styles. It is a beautiful and simple style. It is worth mentioning that this is the main location for the "Bullet Flying" which sets the record for domestic movie box office.
Chikan Ancient Town is an old town with a long history. It is named after the "terra cotta plateau". Surrounded by rivers and surrounded by ancient trees, chikan town has hardly changed its architectural style and folk style for hundreds of years. The arcade building is built on water, showing a unique scene of the hometown of overseas Chinese.Since most of them have not been fixed by future generations, they have imprinted the vicissitudes of history and created the original ecological charm.