Jinjiangli 锦江里: Home to the Majestic Ruishilou 瑞石楼: The most beautiful Diaolou building

Jinjiangli 锦江里

Home to the Majestic Ruishilou 瑞石楼

The most beautiful Diaolou building

Ruishilou / 瑞石楼 in Jinjiangli 锦江里
Ruishilou / 瑞石楼 in Jinjiangli 锦江里

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  1. Kaiping and the Diaolou / 开平雕楼
  2. Sanmenli Diaolou / 三门里
  3. Liyuan Diaolou / 立园
  4.  Zili / 自立
  5.  Majianglong / 马降龙
  6.  Jinjiangli / 锦江里

Last but not least, JinJiangli 锦江里. The village of Jinjiangli is the furthest Diaolou Cluster from Kaiping and is home to what many believe to be the most spectacular Diaolou building: the Ruishilou 瑞石楼.

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Ruishilou 瑞石楼 in Jinjiangli 锦江里

With its unmistakable Indian Raj design, pillars and colourful decorations, the Ruishilou seems from the distance to be a part of Mughal India dumped in the middle of a classical southern Chinese landcsape; it really is an extraordinary sight as you approach the village and this imperial looking building comes into view, looming over the rice paddies.

 Jinjiangli 锦江里
Jinjiangli 锦江里

However, Jinjiangli is more than just one Diaolou. There are several other splendid Continue reading “Jinjiangli 锦江里: Home to the Majestic Ruishilou 瑞石楼: The most beautiful Diaolou building”