The most "unfortunate" city in Guangdong, once known as "Little Hong Kong", but now no one cares about it.
History is always so interesting. Changes of times will always make much slip away from us. Once-bustling metropolises can turn into abandoned ghost towns. There will always be people who feel that time flies by unnoticed, and old things have already changed their appearance.
Today I will tell story of a small town that was once very prosperous in history, so prosperous that it was once called China's inner Hong Kong, but a hundred years later it no longer compares to Hong Kong. It can be said that it has turned into empty ruins, where there is no one.
(1) With nearly a century of history, current situation is bleak
Today I want to talk about Jiangmen Meijia Court located in Taishan City, Guangdong Province. This place was built in 1930s and 1940s. It was built here by May family, a well-known local wealthy businessman. At that time, before formation of People's Republic of China, foreigners from many countries were doing business here.
Therefore, here, architectural style has also been influenced by West, it differs not only in grandeur of old Chinese-style houses, but also in romance of European style. It survived period of Republic of China and reign of warlords, so architectural style has characteristics of Republic of China, and many pieces of furniture are very luxurious and design is beautiful.
The signs on outer wall are still from that time, and traditional characters written on them carry meaning of story. Even after a hundred years, outer wall is badly damaged, but interior remains intact.
The outer wall has been destroyed by years of wind and frost. The entire wall is covered in moss. During day, it looks like weathered weather, but it looks a bit creepy. when viewed at night.
(2) A filming location that attracts many tourists
Due to its unique architectural style, Mei's family courtyard was photographed in Let Bullets Fly as a location for several shots, and this shot is also very typical. The plot of film is very captivating and attracted many viewers upon airing.
Attentive viewers also discovered that some of scenes were filmed in courtyard of Mei family. Meijia Inner Court is also famous for this, attracting many tourists who come here to take pictures and register. Shooting here has both trauma of war and feel of retro history. It's very easy to make a film and it's going to be a one-shot blockbuster with a great sense of atmosphere.
Because arrival of a large number of tourists created a supply and demand relationship, it also attracted many businesses to do business and gradually formed a small business circle.
Following establishment of a scale here, it gradually became official operation of the scenic spot, with visits and management becoming increasingly formal and large-scale. There are also shops selling branded products and souvenirs.
(3) Dilapidated Little Hong Kong
At a certain period of history, this place was once very prosperous and gathered a lot of commercial and trading enterprises, so Republic of China is felt in business style.
Many architectural styles are very similar to those of Hong Kong. In addition to prosperity of economy at that time, people gathered here, and streets were full of popularity and bustle.
Modern architects through research have found that here architectural style is very similar to Hong Kong. Whether it is external buildings, internal structures or billboards, they all have thousands of traces of Hong Kong style Thousands of connections.
This may be due to fact that both here and in Hong Kongare product of certain historical periods and specific cultures. This way, tourists who want to take photos in Hong Kong style can take very high quality photos without having to travel to Hong Kong. Developed photographs are almost impossible to fake.
(4) The surrounding scenic areas are landscaped and have a larger scale.
Due to development and prosperity of Mei family court,this has also contributed to development of tourism resources here. The place is located in south of China, with mountains, water and scenery. Therefore, local self-government also began to develop local landscape.
After visiting Meijia complex, you can stop by to visit other tourism resources, enjoy scenery between mountains and forests, and take small and fresh scenery or pastoral photos under blue sky and white clouds.
In a short period of time, you can get photos of different types, such as Hong Kong style, Republic of China style, and different locations, which is definitely very cost-effective. So it's also a collection point for many travel photos. Many young couples who are about to get married or lovers who love to be photographed follow photo studio to have their photo taken here.
Not only high performance, but also low price and beautiful scenery. While taking photos, you can also eat, play, and visit scenic spots along way, which is obviously a very cost-effective trip.
Actually, whether you're an architecture lover, interested in architectural style of Mei family court, or a fan of Let Bullets Fly, come here for a souvenir photo, or want to film a wedding. landscape photography and photography Tourists and friends, Meijia Courtyard can meet your needs and give you a variety of travel experiences. I also believe that you can reap happiness and joy here. Such a beautiful scenic place, don't you want to travel?