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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Beishan Village in Northern Zhuhai, Guangdong Province

After meandering through the streets of Hetoupu Village in northern Zhuhai, I walked further along the road that brought me there after my random bus ride. Soon I came upon nearby Beishan Village (北山村). Although I saw more people than in Hetoupu, it was also mostly quiet on that hot Saturday afternoon.

Yet again, I do not have any historical details to share and this may be the first post in English about a village I have visited. Some enterprising readers (or Zhuhai experts) may be quick to point out a variety of information about Beishan Village online such as here or here. I would simply point out that those pages are about a Beishan Village in Zhuhai far away (map) from where I was (map). Especially for its rich historical architecture and its art & jazz festivals, the other Beishan Village is an occasional destination for tourists, especially those from Hong Kong, Macau, and Guangdong (article in Traditional Chinese). What most surprises me is its location in Zhuhai -- within easy walking distance from where I explored in Nanping Town after another random bus ride earlier this year. Just goes to show there is always more to find...

I hope I have the opportunity to visit the more famous Beishan someday. Nonetheless, I feel lucky to have found the other Beishan. I probably enjoyed roaming its small lanes and alleys all the more because of its relative anonymity. Like before, I will share photos mostly of the older buildings I saw, though some will include more modern buildings to provide a hint of how things are slowly changing.

older building in Beishan Village, Zhuhai, China

older building in Beishan Village, Zhuhai, China

traditional style building in Beishan Village, Zhuhai, China

traditional Chinese style building in Beishan Village, Zhuhai, China

religious items in Beishan Village, Zhuhai, China

baby in Beishan Village, Zhuhai, China

clothes hanging in Beishan Village, Zhuhai, China

older and newer buildings in Beishan Village, Zhuhai, China

newer apartment buildings in Beishan Village, Zhuhai, China

older building in Beishan Village, Zhuhai, China

close up of older building in Beishan Village, Zhuhai, China

older buildings and cement ping pong tables in Beishan Village, Zhuhai, China

older building in Beishan Village, Zhuhai, China

older building in Beishan Village, Zhuhai, China

stone lane and older building in Beishan Village, Zhuhai, China

stone lane in Beishan Village, Zhuhai, China

2 comments:

  1. Very nice set! I can feel the heat and humidity though!

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    1. Thanks. Fortunately it wasn't the hottest day I've experienced in Zhuhai. But I was glad the bus was air conditioned.

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