Chaozhou: Guangdong Province
Jiadi Xiang 甲第巷
Chaozhou is definitely one of Guangdong’s more interesting cities. Apart from being home to some exquisite ancient temples, impressive Ming dynasty walls and buzzing markets, Chaozhou is also home to some fascinating colonial and Qing dynasty architecture.
This post looks at the Qing dynasty buildings in Jiadi Xiang甲第巷, a restored lane of Qing courtyard dwellings. There’s nothing quite like it in China.
In Jiadi Xiang all the houses are embellished by colourful and elaborate wall paintings that surround the main doorways and follow the curving line of the eave roofs.
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