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Il y a trois regroupement majeur de diaolou. C"est carrément faisable de les visiter dans la journée même en étant à pied/bus.
1) Village de JinJiangli. J'y suis arrivée assez tôt et le village semblait désert. Au moins j'ai pu me balader sans encombre. On pouvait monter dans les diaolou alors je suis montée pour voir la vue et comment c'est à l'intérieur.
2) Village ...
... in Mandarin loudly enough for most people in the carriage to hear. He then started laughing and encouraging others to do the same. I ignored him but he continued to point and laugh. He then started taking pictures of me on his mobile, not subtly either, he was sitting right in front of me. I had to remove the phone from his hand and delete the photos, of which there were five! Luckily such rudeness is ...
... serene site with the remains of many rich Chinese houses built in the early 1900s. We could go inside a few and climb 3 or 4 floors to the roof terraces where the views were stunning. The original owners earned their fortunes from working in America but as they were unable to buy property over there, they brought their riches home to China and built themselves fancy homes with many storeys, along with gun holes in the upper floors, to protect themselves from the ...
... very clear how most of them made their money except that some struck gold in California and others rose in position at factories. Once they had their fortunes, they returned, but there were still robbers.
When the families moved back, there was a nationwide effort made to beautify and display craftsmanship in China. During the 1910-30s period, the families sought foreign architects to make these structures. The layouts ...
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The bus we got on from Shenzhen to Zhenjiang, very nicely dropped us in Kaiping - again middle of nowhere!
The journey to Kaiping wasn't great! There were that many people crammed on the sleep bus poor Sonja shared her bed (unwillingly) with 3 men that kept accidently bumping into her, but I slept really well (not to rub it in or anything!)
As you can imagine we were not ...
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