An abandoned diaolou (source).
In the Kaiping County in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong more than 1800 defense towers called Dialou are standing, often in rural areas. They were build from the 14th century up to the 1930s and were mend as defense structures against riots, rebellions and bandits.
The Ruishi Diaolou was build in 1921 and features a Byzantine style roof (source).In 2007 the Diaolou were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
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