Haikou Qilou Snack Street in Hainan, ChinaHaikou Qilou Snack Street in Hainan, China

Insiders’ guide to delights of Haikou’s historic trendy area on China’s island province of Hainan

  • City’s restored Qilou Old Street, full of shophouses with East-meets-West architecture, is home to cafes, restaurants and shops popular with locals and visitors
  • Square Out Space, a Mediterranean-style cafe bar and artspace, Taichi Brewery and one-stop food destination, Qilou Snack Street, among favourite haunts