Arcade Houses
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The Common Features of Arcade Houses in Guangzhou City

The business streets in Guangzhou bustle with numerous visitors. The ground floor of the Qilou is spacious and high which is designed for receiving customers.

The square-shaped pillars of the Arcade Houses are very thick, providing some insulation from the noise of the buzzing streets. Walking along a Arcade Houses-lined street, visitors can easily forget the cacophony of modern vehicles and could enjoy a moment of tranquility.

The roads in the areas where the Arcade Houses are located are relatively wide with high buildings on both sides. Those buildings are typical “bamboo tube” residence.

Guangzhou boasts the best of Arcade House architectural art which combines Chinese and Western styles of decoration. Visitors will discover stone and brick carvings and grey sculpture. Also they can appreciate vivid paintings, and windows and terrazzo, each of which is unique in their design.

The irregular Chinese style pavilions and Western-style steeples on the roof of Arcade houses makes the skyline of Guangzhou varied and colorful.

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