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Chikan European Style Street

Buchang Dam, Chikan Town, Kaiping 529367, China
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Interesting but the atmosphere may soon change

This village has beautiful (but decaying) Chinese shophouse architecture from the 1920's and... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
Calvin C
Manchester, New Hampshire
Deceptive city

I thought it was an entire city with this kind of streets. I was enough disappointed to see it was... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Creil, France
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Buchang Dam, Chikan Town, Kaiping 529367, China

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

This village has beautiful (but decaying) Chinese shophouse architecture from the 1920's and 1930's. Sadly, the government is buying up these buildings with plans to make it more touristy. While protecting the buildings is good, the Chinese government oftens ruins places by making them very...More

Thank Calvin C
Reviewed 9 July 2017

I thought it was an entire city with this kind of streets. I was enough disappointed to see it was only a small street. Moreover the street is enough dirty. As we had a big storm on the night before to come the river was...More

Thank choute60
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Chikan 赤坎 is a historic village 10 km SW of Kaiping. What's the main attraction for tourists here is a photo of the streets of shophouses flanking a river. The buildings here are called qilou 騎樓, which was built by overseas Cantonese merchants in the...More

Thank 3lgdz
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

This is located in Kaiping area. The buildings are a mix of Asian and European. So photogenic and beautiful. Nice local markets and stalls. Good to just walk and talk to the locals. Very pleased I visited

Thank Joe_Macpherson04
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This is not only one street but all town is worth to watch. In this place meet Chinese and Western style of architecture. Buildings are very in ruins what is sad and streets are dirty, but anyway it's worth to visit there. Be ready that...More

Thank wciekawychmiejscach
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I guess I didn't do enough research about this place, I'd organise to visit this place as a lunch stop, but the choices for lunch are woeful, there was only a small handful of small eats stores, and I'd say they'll probably appeal more to...More

Thank Ondeh
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I saw a beautiful photo of this street that took my breath away - night-time architecture illuminated by blue and green lights, old-style boats anchored along the water side, streets swept clean. In reality, at night time, the streets are dark and full of rubbish,...More

Thank SingaporeMatt
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I would have to agree with the other reviewer, this is a bit overrated and better at night. Over priced, but to be expected in a Chinese tourist town. Unlike Lijiang, this is a much more authentic old town and is not so completely over...More

Thank Lindsay S
Reviewed 4 August 2016

I like this area with it's history and structures. I took nice photos and had some drinks/deserts at the famous stop. I don't remember the name, but it was packed. It was just OK, but no competition in the area and it was packed cuz...More

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 2 August 2016

This had been a very busy town in 50 to 100 years ago. However, its importance has greatly reduced in recent years that only a few shops were still in business.

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