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碉楼 Diaolou "The watchtower"

December 3rd 2015
For me these Diaolou or Watchtowers were a great discovery, to escape from the guangzhou hustle and bustle. The diaolou are fortified multi-storey towers, that were built by returning Chinese immigrants from North America and other parts of southeast Asia. The Diaolou were constructed at the beginning of the 20th century and there were more than 3,000 of these structures spread allover the p ... read more
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Chinese Flag For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
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