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A look at Qilou ancient street in China’s Hainan

Updated: Apr 25,2018 4:57 PM     Xinhua

Tourists walk on the Qilou ancient street in Haikou, capital of South China’s Hainan province, Jan 2, 2017. Nanyang-style Qilou buildings are balcony-type tenant buildings for both residential and commercial use. The first floor of a Qilou house is used as a shop, and part of the second floor hangs over the first floor and is supported by columns, forming a shelter in front of the shop. People live on the upper floors. Qilou houses line up to form a shopping street, leaving overhangs on both sides of the street to shelter pedestrians. [Photo/Xinhua]

File photo taken on Jan 8, 1989 shows the Qilou buildings on Boai road in Haikou, capital of South China’s Hainan province. [Photo/Xinhua]

File photo taken on June 10, 2016 shows the renovated Qilou ancient street in Haikou, capital of South China’s Hainan province. [Photo/Xinhua]

Tourists walk on the Qilou ancient street in Haikou, capital of South China’s Hainan province, Feb 12, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

Tourists walk on the Qilou ancient street in Haikou, capital of South China’s Hainan province, Feb 12, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

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