The Diaolou Towers and The Villages of Kaiping-Conservation and Development.

Kaiping - China


1,200 major towers have been built in Kaiping at the beginning of the twentieth century.

They represent fine examples of republican, eclectic and historic styles. The plan transforms the towers and

villages of Kaiping into major cultural tourism destination in the Pearl River Delta. This is a short review of a

comprehensive study carried out by the Kaiping Protection and Management Office of Diaolou and Villages,

 during the years 2005-2006. Its main objective is to conserve and develop the cultural and natural heritage of the region,

for the benefit of its inhabitants and visitors.

The area has been inscribes by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, in 2007.

This project was prepared with Arch. Giora Solar.