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Qilou Old Street

 Haikou Attractions

With its origins dating back around 2,000 years to ancient Greece, arcade architecture was introduced to Haikou by overseas Chinese merchants from 1820-1840. Located in Haikou, Hainan Province, Qilou Old Street features a stylish fusion of European and Asian architecture, as well as Indian and Arabic influences. It’s one of the famous Haikou sightseeing attractions.And it’s worth to take a Haikou city tour to visit it.

Standing between two and four stories in height, a Qilou has its ground floor set back halfway into the building so that it can be used as a storefront to take shelter from rain and sunlight. It’s one of the city's most exotic landscapes.It’s easy to find on Bo'ai Street, Zhongshan Street, Xinhua North Street, Deshengsha Street and Jiefang Street.

The upper floors serve as the living quarters, and extend over the pavement supported by columns. The exquisite carvings and decorations on the handrails, door frames and window frames are in the Baroque style.

Deshengsha Road
Deshengsha Street is a place with the old Matheson, restaurants, hotels, warehouses, theaters.It’s quite busy in those days.The Lady Xian Memorial (commonly known as "Xian Temple") to commemorate the outstanding contributions the lady Xian has made to the stability and unity of he Northern and Southern Dynasties of governance in Hainan.

Xinhua South Road
Thetraditional tailors, all kinds of civilian clothes shoe stores, restaurants, small shops, a home business is booming in this street.The name of liberation theater is still writing with brush italics in the way of last 60’s or 70’s on billboards to attract customers.

Zhongshan Road
Zhongshan Road is a street full of light-fixture,now it’s the main commercial street of Wenzhou.

Boai Road
The street shops sell household appliances, commodities, clothing, flowers, gifts, etc.It’s very alive.

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