China Travel Photo of the Day: Kaiping dragons

Culture, Travel | by China Travel
Posted: November 30th, 2010 | Updated: April 2nd, 2011 | Comments
jin jiang li, kaiping, dragon dance Flickr user Guangdong, an area where fortified watchtowers or dialou stand guard over their surroundings. These unusual buildings, like the one we see in the background, are a blend of western and Chinese-style features—the architectural result of wealthy returning emigrants' efforts to protect their land and villages during the politically turbulent times of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
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