For a long time before, I like to search all kinds of things on the Internet. Chinese locations with foreign namesThere are also some niche but unique tourist attractions. For example, I found one on the Internet called “Canada Village” place, right hereOverseas Chinese Village in Kaiping City, Guangdong Province.
It is said that it was built in1923, there are 6 houses, 4 buildings, 1 blockhouse and 1 clubhouse, the village has /span>, it basically has what a village should have.
Generally, people’s names, event names, and foreign place names are used as names, there will always be something behind itLegend Story, So my friend and I hit it off, planning to go there to find out.
But when we reach Kaiping City, after opening the navigation , But could not find relevant information about the”Canadian Village”, but jumped out a lot of irrelevant things.
I regret not doing my homework in advance this time , But friends said that the problem is not big, just ask the locals. So with the enthusiastic help of local residents, we took the Bus 613 came to Sanmenli >.
Walk straight on the other side of the highway, and at the next intersection, you will see a pillar with a sign written on it, among which there isCanada VillageName.
Stepping on gravel and grass all the way,”mysterious” The Canadian Village finally came into view. It was surrounded by large tracts of farmland, manyhouses is like being built between trees and trees. It is almost indistinguishable whether it is the first house or the first tree.
They are like an isolated island on this land, full of loneliness and desertedness, and even the air lingering around it seems cold. This area has obviously not been developed into a tourist attraction, and the surrounding area is almost deserted. But luckily it was daytime, and people in the village could still be seen walking up and down not far away, and there were still dogs barking in my ears, so I was not too scared.
And we also met a person who came to visit Travel reporter, he is obviously much more professional than us, and he is carrying all kinds of camera tools.
The doors and windows of the house are locked,All iron things are rusty, miscellaneous The deepest part of the grass has passed my waist. Everywhere here reminds me that there is really no one left.
The distance between each house is very dense , Most of the buildings are neatly and uniformly spaced, as well as carefully designed. In terms of styling,The front row houses are obviously more gorgeous, Western styleRoman columns, carved window edges and walls.
The houses in the back row are relatively simple and simple, compared to the Chinese style, more grounded, but manyThere is a maple leaf mark where the house looks up. In the impression of many people, the image of the maple leaf is almost bound to Canada, so it is obvious what the logo represents.
Compared with the deserted and desolate ahead, there are signs of human activity in some places behind the Canadian Village. Some places are covered with clothes and some are drawn. There was a place to feed chickens, ducks and geese. The reporter said that these should all bethe things of the village guard Although there is no one living here for more than half a century, people in the surrounding villages have been”guarding” here, just like the gatekeepers in the game same.
It is said that many relatives in the surrounding villages are A member of the Canadian Village, but later relatives moved away, but they stayed. And behind the Canadian Village, there is a legendary story. Legend has it that Canada Village was called “Shrimp Village”, everyone in the village has the surname Guan.
In the early Republic of China, one personYouzi Guan Guonuan returned home from studying abroad in Canada, 13 buildings were built hereLuxury house, also hired a senior designer to design, almost spent all savings. Later, when my fellow villagers saw that he was so developed, they all wanted to develop with him.
Of course he is also not stingy, pulling people from his hometown Let’s go togetherCanada is panning for gold. But now there are only these mansions in the Canadian Village, and the original wanderers and villagers are not there at all. Is Guan Guo Nuan just to show off his wealth back home? Don’t want to develop in your hometown?
In fact, people who have been to Canada are used to the life there,After returning to China, they must be uncomfortable after living for a few days. Fortunately, they immigrated to Canada with their wives and children.. When I heard this, I didn’t believe it very much. The people in a village dragged their families to go abroad. Is this possible?
But my friend said that Customs is not as strict as it is today, and it was indeed a wave of Chinese people going to sea for gold at that time,The number of Canadian villagers is just a drop in the wave.
It is precisely because of this decision that the people of Canada Village moved out almost overnight, and since then it has been completely deserted. Although it feels a pity, from the perspective of future generations, their decision is almost wise. They only hope that their descendants can live a stable life after they take root in Canada.
We went around the village two more times, some Electric lights are installed around the corners, and they are still new. Some doors are still posted with Spring Festival couplets hanging at the door Wearing the red lantern can be regarded as dispelling some sense of desolation.
When night falls, we are finally leaving, like As if feeling something, my friend and I finally stood on the other side of the road and turned our heads together. At that moment, I found that the lights in front of and behind the houses in the village were all on. At first glance, they seemed to be no different from other villages, but the house was dark and there was no movement. Spending a lifetime of money just to show off in your hometown? 13 abandoned villas stand in the Overseas Chinese Village in Guangdong.
For some reason, I suddenly remembered Mr. Shen Congwen“Border Town“ changed a little and became:”Those people, maybe they will come back tomorrow, maybe they will never come back.”Our country””Canada Village” has been uninhabited for half a century, leaving only mansions.
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