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Chikan Movie Town

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An average expatience

This is part of the 'Old Town' where some Kung-Fu movies were filmed. With a nice weather it was... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2017
Juha K
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It is not town but some old buildings famous for movic filming

You need to pay entry fee to enter. It has some old noble houses of old Shanghai era. It was the... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2016
Righttodorightthings
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6 Apr 2017
“Not worth a visit unless you're a movie fan”
2 Apr 2017
“An average expatience”
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Chikan Upper Town, Kaiping 529367, China
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 28 November 2012

Chikan is located at the center of Kaiping City of Guangdong Province, about 12 kilometers away from Kaiping. Lying on the northern bank of Tanjiang River, Chikan is featured with western buildings, on the southern bank is the beautiful countryside. Chikan is the notable homeland...More

2  Thank Grace F
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 11 February 2011

For a photographer Chikan is the pinnacle of seductive and luscious imagery. The town is as ornate and crumbling as it gets. It's almost too much, and it's all around you: any street you choose to walk has some amazing mansions. Which makes the visit...More

2  Thank xamhayana
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

This was our 4th and last stop visiting the Diaolou near Kaiping. As westerners, we didn't find it interesting or worth doing. The traditional shopfronts were a block or two long and not particularly interesting or scenic. Many Chinese seem to come to Chikan for...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

This is part of the 'Old Town' where some Kung-Fu movies were filmed. With a nice weather it was pleasant to walk around, but in generally not so interesting. In generally, if you visit Kaiping, it could be worth to drop-by. The best part of...More

Thank Juha K
Reviewed 15 May 2016

You need to pay entry fee to enter. It has some old noble houses of old Shanghai era. It was the house that have many Chinese movies filming there. If you are not Chinese movies lovers, just treat it as heritage house visit, the architecture...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

I visited this place last week. Not much to say really it killed half an hour. I was surprised they charged entry to this place as there's not much to do. If it wasn't for the fact I had seen a number of films that...More

Thank Woodster554
Reviewed 28 March 2015

Recommended by my relative to visit as it is an attraction, it is visited a lot during the New Years as I was told for it a place in which many Chinese movies were filmed at and for photos. There is a bridge to cross...More

Thank Leeza L
Reviewed 7 November 2014

Ok, it's a bit of a fake. Buildings used for movies are so by nature. But it's fun to see the Hotel de Paris there aand some buildings of other famous movies. But beside visiting the movie decors, don't skip the Chikan village. Nice little...More

Thank Peter2513
Reviewed 10 April 2014

I'm a big film fan and was looking forward to seeing where some famous Chinese movies were filmed. All you see are unimpressive film sets and imitation European buildings. Not sure why so many Chinese tourists are amazed, but there are better sights to see...More

Thank Breakingshabbos
Reviewed 21 March 2014 via mobile

This "movie town" will only be of interest to very keen fans of chinese dramas. For mist foreigners it would make for a boring visit, due to little knowledge about chinese actors and actresses, and the broader facets of chinese television in general. Give this...More

2  Thank Andrew_Alin
Reviewed 28 November 2012

Chikan is located at the center of Kaiping City of Guangdong Province, about 12 kilometers away from Kaiping. Lying on the northern bank of Tanjiang River, Chikan is featured with western buildings, on the southern bank is the beautiful countryside. Chikan is the notable homeland...More

2  Thank Grace F
Reviewed 2 July 2012

Two shoddy buildings that are currently in use, but otherwise very poorly constructed and run-down.

2  Thank WhereAmIGoing2
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