Qi Lou Bookstore, Haikou old town.
Like coffee, art and books? Then the Qi lou bookstore maybe for you. Located on the edge of old town (Qi lou) over the years it has become a meeting point for many before venturing into the arcade street.
There are 3 floors in the building, on the 1st floor there's a bookstore / coffee shop, 2nd floor an art gallery and on the 3rd a tea room which also has a bunch of cool art pieces hanging on the walls.
Opening times are from 09:00 - 22:30, 7 days a week.
There's a huge selection of books at the store, they are all in Chinese of course, but even if you can't read Chinese then there are plenty of Chinese art and photo books under the 'art' section to keep you interested.
A coffee will set you back a very reasonable 20 RMB
On the second floor there is an art exhibition hall and every month there is a new exhibition to keep you coming back for more, some of the pieces may even be for sale.
On the walls, you can see paintings depicting local life from all around Hainan, produced by local artists.
On the 3rd floor, there is a balcony which gives you a nice view of the classic Qi lou architecture, a great place to relax with a quiet cup of coffee or tea.
Where is it?
How to get there:
Taking a taxi? Then show the taxi driver this: 我要去骑楼老街
Taking the bus? Then you can catch bus numbers 3, 6, 9, 14, 37, 39 and 43
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