Kaiping & Taishan Diaolou and Villages Tour

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From $148.72

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 9 hours

Departs: Guangzhou, Guangzhou

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Kaiping and Taishan are well known as the hometown of overseas Chinese in Southern China. Diaolou structures were built from the time of the Ming Dynasty to the early 20th century, reaching a peak in the 1920s and 1930s, with the financial aid of overseas Cantonese, when there were more than three thousand of these structures. Today, approximately 1800 Diaolous remain standing in Kaiping, and approximately 500 in Taishan. Today few of these villages and Diaolous have been recently restored, and some of them became quite a famous tourist destination as Li Yuan garden, Zilicun, Majanlong in Kaiping. But we will take you to the unexplored village and visit their original diaolous.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

What's Not Included

Admission Tickets


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 9
  • YOUTH: Age: 10 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 64
  • SENIOR: Age: 65 - 80

Additional Info

  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

The first stop we pull up to a countryside style restaurant try the famous Claypot Eel Rice and Steamed Minced Pork Balls as lunch.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Mei's Grand Courtyard
The second stop is Mei's Grand Courtyard, jump out to explore the historic old architectures with us. This is a nice stop to absorb some culture and history of overseas Chinese building nice complex back home to families and honoring heritage & traditions.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Watchtower Group of Zili Village
The Diaolou in Kaiping city has been turned into a tourist location heavily since it became a UNESCO site. The Diaolous were no different than the ones you see on the side of roads in Kaiping and Taishan regions, but they were better maintained. If you would like to visit the better-maintained Diaolou in Kaiping, please let us know, we also can arrange it or have a mixture of both.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

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