Kaiping is a two-hour bus ride from Guangzhou’s Fangcun Station, on Line 1 of the Guangzhou Metro; coaches depart several times a day. Where to Stay Kaiping is not, alas, home to much in the way of good accommodation. The best bet in Kaiping City is the riverside Pan Tower International Hotel ( 86-750/233-3333; pantower.com; doubles from US$55), while in Chikan, the Tribe of Diaomin ( 126 Henan Rd.; 86-750/261- 6222; dmbl .cn; en-suite rooms from US$42) offers spartan if clean rooms with the added perks of on-site bike rental and a bar stocked with German beer. Day-tripping from Jiangmen, an hour’s drive away, is another option—the two-yearold Wanda Realm Jiangmen ( 86-750/3877777; wandahotels.com; doubles from US$100) is undoubtedly the closest internationalstandard hotel to Kaiping’s diaolou- dotted countryside.