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Kaiping Diaolou
Kaiping Diaolou is a special type of Chinese native architecture. It is a multi-storey tower-like building integrating defense, residence and Chinese and Western architectural art. It is characterized by the combination of Chinese and Western dwellings, with ancient Greek, Roman and Islamic styles. . It is located in Kaiping City, under the jurisdiction of Jiangmen City, Guangdong Province, 80 kilometers from Jiangmen City and 90 kilometers from Gudou Hot Spring. Kaiping's towers are scattered all over the area, and we decided to go to the self-supporting village of World Cultural Heritage in the first stop. The most famous is the filming of the "Let the Bullets Fly", and we will go in for a while.
You can now see a very typical watchtower. As the name suggests, "carving" refers to buildings used for military defense, and "floor" refers to houses with more than two floors. The tower is obviously a kind of solid building that combines the military defense function of the "carving" with the architectural form of the "building". The Diaolou Building was mainly built in the early 20th century. Due to floods, floods and other disasters, the Kaiping overseas Chinese funded the construction of 15 towers. The slabs are made of reinforced concrete or concrete-clad bricks. The floors are equipped with iron gates, iron windows and muzzles. Inside, they store guns, gongs, searchlights and grain. Once the bandits are invaded, the villagers will hide in easy-to-reach. In the tower, compete with it and keep one party safe. There are more than 3,000 seats in
, and there are still 1,833 in existence. Today's Diaolou Village has not only attracted tourists from all over the world, but also became a popular location for filming movies.
Liyuan is an independent garden. It is a villa garden built by Mr. Xie Weili, a Chinese-American overseas Chinese. It is a garden that has been built for ten years. In my impression, such a large garden should be appreciated by the emperor, but here... its built by people themselves. ... rich.
Liyuan Garden is divided into three parts: large garden, small garden and villa area. They are separated by artificial river or wall, and are connected by bridge pavilion and cloister. There is a garden in the garden and there is a scene in the scenery. There are six villas and a tower in the villa area, including the Chinese and Western buildings. The interior and decoration are rich in luxury and elegance. Relying on the Grand View Garden depicted in "Dream of Red Mansions", it is an eclectic mix of classical architecture of Chinese gardens, and integrates the architectural features of villas in Europe and America at that time, achieving the combination of Chinese and Western cultures, and thus has the reputation of "small view garden". The place to enter the gate is the Kaiping Diaolou Group Museum. In this museum, we can see the history of almost all the towers in Kaiping and the history of the formation of the park. It is still worth seeing.
Going forward, there is a micro-carved landscape of the tower. It is very architectural. It has a mottled effect when it is placed outdoors for a long time. A small iron window is very cute. Look carefully at the door. The stairs and the stairs inside are all made, its awesome!
Go further and enter the villa area. There are six villas in the villa area.
Watchtower Group of Zili Village
There are many famous villages in the south of the Yangtze River, and there are not so many famous villages in Guangdong. This view is actually a little one-sided. If you go to Kaiping Country, you will find many strange villages, such as Zili Village.
Zili Village is located in Tangkou Town, Kaiping. It was famous at the end of the 20th century. Tourists went on sightseeing in the early 21st century, but what really made it famous was Jiang Wens blockbuster movie Let the Bullets Fly. Because Zili Village used to be one of the main locations.
Into Zili Village, the most striking thing is that all the buildings in the village are like bunkers, and the locals call this building a "tower". Some of the towers in Zili Village are funded by the villagers, and some are built by overseas Chinese. Because the Kaiping terrain is low, the old buildings suffer from shackles, and the buildings in the towers are waterproof and thieves-proof.
The Mingshi Building in the village was built in 1925. The owner Fang Runwen is an American overseas Chinese. He had run a restaurant in his early years and later made a grocery store. Ming Runwen, who was built by Fang Runwen, is the main location of Let the Bullets Fly. The middle and lower structures are relatively simple, the upper part is complex and gorgeous, the columns are Romanesque, and the six-storey frontal flowers are baroque. The building is currently a national key cultural relic. Protected units are also listed on the World Heritage List.
Because it is located in Lingnan, there is no cold in winter. Zili Village can see green all year round. The green seedlings and golden rice ears in the busy season are the most beautiful, and there are rapeseed in spring.
Watchtower Group of Zili Village
There are many overseas Chinese in Jiangmen, but the most distinctive feature of the building is Kaiping.
Zuli Village, located in Tangkou Town, is a representative part of the Kaiping Diaolou Group.
A few years ago, the director of Jiang Wens high-box movie "Let the Bullets Fly" greatly enhanced the popularity of Zili Village, and many foreign tourists came to visit because of the movie.
Zuli Village has a lot to come.
It is said that at the beginning of the village, there were only two houses in the whole village, and later developed to 63 families. The overseas Chinese and Hong Kong and Macao compatriots exceeded the resident population. The owners and descendants of all kinds of dilapidated houses scattered in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Southeast Asia.
Zili Village is as low-lying as many Kaiping villages, and floods and floods are frequent; in addition, in the past, the village has been scarce because of the scarcity of men, causing bandits, and the "squatter" is the invention of the wisdom of the local people. This characteristic building has a rich western style, while retaining some details of the Chinese architecture. The clever thing is that the building builders consider the anti-theft and anti-theft features. For example, every floor has a gunshot, as long as the criminals are close to the building, Shoot from the gun eye or throw pebbles, alkaline water, water guns and other things to drive away the enemy.
Zili Village retains many old mansions such as Longsheng Building, Yangxiu Villa, Ball House, Yunxiao Building, Ju'an Building, Yaoguang Villa, Zhulin Building, Zhen'an Building, Anzhen, Yi The agricultural building, Ye Shengju, the official residence, the residence, the Zhan, and so on. The mansion in the "luxury house" is the number of Mingshilou. The building is the "home" of Chow Yun-fat in the movie "Let the Bullets Fly", and it is also the value of the various buildings of "Let the Bullets Fly".
Chikan Ancient Town
Speaking of Chikan, the feelings for it originated from letting the bullet fly this movie. The ancient city of Chikan, without the tranquility of Lijiang, without the beauty of the phoenix, without the warmth of Wuzhen, has its unique depth. It can be an ancient town with stories. There is no affair, no drunken dreams, but it has a unique overseas Chinese culture in Guangdong Province. Whether in the field of architecture or at the spiritual level, it has seen past events in South China. Its cultural history has unlimited connotations. Chikan is built along the Tanjiang River. The south bank is a village, and the north bank is a city. It is a unique arcade building, far more than the huge foreign buildings in Kaiping Old Street. On the east bank of the embankment along the river, the Zhonghua Road, which is parallel to it, is sandwiched between two roads and there is a small road called Two Roads. This is a three-horizon parallel with the river, and there are many vertical roads crossing them. Form the road network of the city. Chikan Town has a quaint taste of Chinese and Western. Therefore, it is called "the fifth ancient town in China". Old tree, old building. Slate paved road, square column window, square ruler, solid wood bed. The lengthy and deep tone of the gray, the architectural style of the combination of Chinese and Western, the tower building built along the river, there is no gorgeous, no publicity, and there is no way to talk about the amazing word. For hundreds of years, silently watching the other side of the river,