This aerial photo taken on August 26, 2023 shows a view of the ancient Qilu Street in Haikou, south China’s Hainan Province. A cello, or arched house, refers to a building with a front porch on the ground floor that allows pedestrians to pass through.

Haikou boasts the largest and best-preserved Qilu Complex in China, which was included by the state authorities in the first list of historic streets in the country in 2009.

Most of the city’s Qilu were built in the early 20th century by overseas Chinese returning with ideas borrowed from the Southeast Asian architecture where they lived.

This complex with its unique building style has become a major tourist attraction in Haikou. (Xinhua/Yang Guanyu)

This photo taken on August 20, 2023 shows part of the buildings on Qilu Old Street in Haikou, south China’s Hainan Province. A cello, or arched house, refers to a building with a front porch on the ground floor that allows pedestrians to pass through.

Haikou boasts the largest and best-preserved Qilu Complex in China, which was included by the state authorities in the first list of historic streets in the country in 2009.

Most of the city’s Qilu were built in the early 20th century by overseas Chinese returning with ideas borrowed from the Southeast Asian architecture where they lived.

This complex with its unique building style has become a major tourist attraction in Haikou. (Xinhua/Yang Guanyu)

In this photo taken on August 21, 2023, tourists walk on the ancient Qilu Street in Haikou, south China’s Hainan Province. A cello, or arched house, refers to a building with a front porch on the ground floor that allows pedestrians to pass through.

Haikou boasts the largest and best-preserved Qilu Complex in China, which was included by the state authorities in the first list of historic streets in the country in 2009.

Most of the city’s Qilu were built in the early 20th century by overseas Chinese returning with ideas borrowed from the Southeast Asian architecture where they lived.

This complex with its unique building style has become a major tourist attraction in Haikou. (Xinhua/Yang Guanyu)

In this photo taken on August 21, 2023, tourists visit the ancient Qilu Street in Haikou, capital of south China’s Hainan Province. A cello, or arched house, refers to a building with a front porch on the ground floor that allows pedestrians to pass through.

Haikou boasts the largest and best-preserved Qilu Complex in China, which was included by the state authorities in the first list of historic streets in the country in 2009.

Most of the city’s Qilu were built in the early 20th century by overseas Chinese returning with ideas borrowed from the Southeast Asian architecture where they lived.

This complex with its unique building style has become a major tourist attraction in Haikou. (Xinhua/Yang Guanyu)

This photo taken on August 21, 2023 shows part of the buildings on Qilu Old Street in Haikou, south China’s Hainan Province. A cello, or arched house, refers to a building with a front porch on the ground floor that allows pedestrians to pass through.

Haikou boasts the largest and best-preserved Qilu Complex in China, which was included by the state authorities in the first list of historic streets in the country in 2009.

Most of the city’s Qilu were built in the early 20th century by overseas Chinese returning with ideas borrowed from the Southeast Asian architecture where they lived.

This complex with its unique building style has become a major tourist attraction in Haikou. (Xinhua/Yang Guanyu)

In this photo taken on August 22, 2023, tourists watch a performance on the ancient Qilu Street in Haikou, capital of south China’s Hainan Province. A cello, or arched house, refers to a building with a front porch on the ground floor that allows pedestrians to pass through.

Haikou boasts the largest and best-preserved Qilu Complex in China, which was included by the state authorities in the first list of historic streets in the country in 2009.

Most of the city’s Qilu were built in the early 20th century by overseas Chinese returning with ideas borrowed from the Southeast Asian architecture where they lived.

This complex with its unique building style has become a major tourist attraction in Haikou. (Xinhua/Yang Guanyu)

This aerial photo taken on August 26, 2023 shows some details in buildings on Qilou Old Street in Haikou, south China’s Hainan Province. A cello, or arched house, refers to a building with a front porch on the ground floor that allows pedestrians to pass through.

Haikou boasts the largest and best-preserved Qilu Complex in China, which was included by the state authorities in the first list of historic streets in the country in 2009.

Most of the city’s Qilu were built in the early 20th century by overseas Chinese returning with ideas borrowed from the Southeast Asian architecture where they lived.

This complex with its unique building style has become a major tourist attraction in Haikou. (Xinhua/Yang Guanyu)

In this photo taken on August 21, 2023, statues are seen on the ancient Qilu Street in Haikou, capital of south China’s Hainan Province. A cello, or arched house, refers to a building with a front porch on the ground floor that allows pedestrians to pass through.

Haikou boasts the largest and best-preserved Qilu Complex in China, which was included by the state authorities in the first list of historic streets in the country in 2009.

Most of the city’s Qilu were built in the early 20th century by overseas Chinese returning with ideas borrowed from the Southeast Asian architecture where they lived.

This complex with its unique building style has become a major tourist attraction in Haikou. (Xinhua/Yang Guanyu)

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