Qilou Building
Qilou Building
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,548 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
Interesting to view the over 100 year old architecture of the Qilou buildings, also referred to as Arcade City, with 22 arcade streets, and by some called the "Eighth Miracle of the World."
Written November 22, 2020
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Robredo
GZ422 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
Most of the building here has a history of more than 100 years, it looks very beautiful especially at nights, walking here can make you feel like coming back to 1930s, and you can image how prosperous at that time, but now everything looks different, most of the shops are close and not many peoples here even at weekends.
Written August 6, 2018
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Kirby M
Shanghai, China106 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Family
These buildings were constructed to combat the annual flooding that hits this town, that is until the 5+ meter wall by the river was built. But even that has been breeched! Altogether there are over 20 streets with this type of building. The Main Street to feature this style (da nan rd) has been converted to a pedestrian walking street; the west end being the food/snack part. At night the buildings on this street are lit up nicely.
Written February 20, 2018
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Douglas M
Guangzhou, China2,729 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Wuzhou was the two-hour lunch stop on a three-day bus trip from Guangzhou to a few places in the south of Guangxi province.

After a bowl of noodles each followed by a spot of retail clothes therapy for SWMBO, we ambled back to the bus stop. On the way, we came across the ‘arcade’.
The buildings are a nice example of early 19th century European influenced
commercial architecture in China, with a shop on the ground floor with storerooms and living accommodation above.

There are three statues in the main street, SWMBO assures me the that the one at the front is Sun Yat Sen. Anyway, I duly posed with them.

After a hundred or so years the area, not unsurprisingly, is looking a little tired and the shopping, banking, and hotels have moved elsewhere in the town. A common occurrence. It appears the local council are attempting to make the area a tourist attraction. Good luck to them.

Anyway, we had a walk around the area. There’s a shops and fast-food outlets. We took a few photos and then wandered back to the bus stop near the big statue of Sun Yat Sen.

Then it was back on the bus for the 30-minute ride to Wuzhou Mt. Baiyun Park (TA reviewed).
Written November 21, 2023
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Thomas L
Hong Kong, China553 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
This is one of the tourist spots in Wuzhou and is located near the town center. There are 3 to 4 streets in the area with this type of "qilou buildings" forming a small district. It is not a bad idea to go there and stay for 2 hours in the late evening. On the ground floor of the buildings are shops selling various sorts of things, mainly stuffs you would expect to see in shops around/near tourist spot.
Written June 9, 2016
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