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Not far from the economic powerhouse that is the Pearl River Delta, it’s hard to believe that there’s a bastion of traditional culture still around in Guangdong province.

Life in the Hakka village of Changliu brings back memories of simpler, albeit poorer, times in China. Family members live near each other, harvests are shared and traditional and religious customs live on.

How to get there: From Guangzhou City bus station take the bus to the suburb of Conghua.

From Conghua station, take the bus that heads to Changliu village. The whole trip from Guangzhou should take slightly less than three hours.
A night's accommodation, including three cooked meals, costs RMB 100.

shows off her freshly harvested choi sum.

shows off her freshly harvested choi sum.

Village children lead visitors on hikes through the rolling hills to see the forest, waterfalls and ...

Village children lead visitors on hikes through the rolling hills to see the forest, waterfalls and  ...

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Changliu’s Wu Wei architecture features a gate at the entrance of the village with eyes painted over the doorway for good fortune.
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A villager makes a bamboo basket that will hold a live chicken to be given as a gift at a village housewarming party.
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Villagers cycle to the nearest town to do some shopping.
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Much of the rice, vegetables and meat served at meals is grown in Changliu village.
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In Hakka villages, a pond is dug for good feng shui.
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A villager walks outside his Wu Wei-style long house. Homes in Changliu are rectangular and subdivided into multi-family homes while other Wu Wei-style homes can be circular, such as Fujian’s distinctly round tulou homes.
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