Ancient builds in Cangdong Village. [Photo: Newsgd.com/Monica]
Speaking of Tan Jinhua, village head Mr. Xie, in his 50s, said he and the villagers were very surprised about Tan’s arrival at the first time. But in the past five years, they witnessed that Tan worked out the Cangdong Project and done all the work along with volunteers, students and villagers, without any complaint.
Located in Kaiping’s Tangkou Town, Cangdong Village is a typical Lingnan style village with a history of over 700 years, containing noteworthy architectural typologies dating to the Ming Dynasty. It is the fiver-year Cangdong Project that rejuvenates the village and reverses the gradual abandonment of this once-prosperous farming community.