The Diaolou

Diaolou Cluster in Zili Village

Diaolou Mirror2 Diaolou ?? ???


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Zili Diaolou & villages ??? ??

The Kaiping Diaolou caught our eye the other day. Those historic towers, recognized as world heritage by the UNESCO, were fortified buildings that served as protection from bandit forays and as living quarters. See the locations of the different diaolou on the map.

Photos from RKT Vision, Lou in China, Melinda ^..^, C Dave, william79chang, and Mike Smee.

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