On Saturday we left Foshan, and visited an area known as Kaiping Diaolou – a World Heritage Site. The villages were developed in a relatively recent time in China’s 5,000 year history. The tour celebrates the remnants of these expats returning home after living abroad during the early 1900’s. With the earnings from their success abroad, they built these buildings – partly as a display of their new found wealth, and partly to guard against bands of marauders looking for a quick buck. This leaf was one of many – often larger than a basketball, flourishing in a garden next to one of the towers.