Travel the world: 5 most impressive book paradises in Asia

Articles Aug 02, 2020 05:46

Walking around in these book paradises in Asia will make you realize how magnificent and beautiful the world of knowledge is.

From ancient times, Asia is known as the "home" of the world's most interesting street corners. With a trip from Korea to India or from Taiwan to China, you will easily encounter many unique buildings and architecture, especially bookstores. If you are a bookworm, it is impossible to ignore the book paradises in Asia below.

5 best book paradises to visit in Asia

1. College Street, India

Located to the north of Kolkata, College Street is India's famous book haven. In fact, College Street is the largest used book market in the world. Although it is only 1.5 km long, there are a range of traditional bookstores, publishers and educational facilities right on the street.

Travel the world: 5 most impressive book paradises in Asia

If you are a genuine nerd, you will love this neighborhood because there are many bookstores that have existed for over 100 years with a full range of books from textbooks, novels to science books, magazines and owners. Weakly written in Indian and English... Especially, most of the bookstores here look so simple and strangely dear.

Travel the world: 5 most impressive book paradises in Asia

Perhaps the most prominent in the neighborhood are the National Bookstore, Dasgupta & Co (the first bookstore on College Street, founded in 1886) and the Bani Library (a family-run business for five generations. ). There are many rare titles for you to read or satisfy your passion for collecting books.

2. Sinan Bookstore, China

At the invitation of Shanghai Century Publishing Group and Yongye Group, Wutopia Lab Design Company has embarked on the project of renovating Building 25 of Sinan Mansion to become a book paradise in Asia - Sinan.

Travel the world: 5 most impressive book paradises in Asia

The interesting point of Sinan bookstore is the combination of learning space for the city community and the need to visit tourists when coming to China. Therefore, Sinan's reading space is beautifully decorated with yellow lights. Besides the large tables in the common reading area, the bookstore also provides a single table for guests who want privacy and concentration.

Travel the world: 5 most impressive book paradises in Asia

3. Wuguan bookstore, Taiwan

Wuguan Bookstore is located in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan is also a book paradise in Asia. Different from other bookstores in Taiwan, Wuguan is a small, quiet and cozy reading space. Each of the books here is neatly organized and illuminated by a dim light. When you come here you will experience the feeling of reading books under the shimmering candles and feel like you are the only customer of the store.

Travel the world: 5 most impressive book paradises in Asia

4. Paju book city, South Korea

The Korean city of Paju is famous for its reading culture. Therefore, it is not uncommon for this place to be nothing more than bookstores, printers and book cafes. Most visitors to this book haven in Asia are also bookworms.

Travel the world: 5 most impressive book paradises in Asia

And amidst the numerous bookstores and book cafes in this peaceful town, the most famous is probably Foresta Bookstore, located on the third floor of the Pinocchio Museum. Bookstore is a cultural art complex occupied by the museum. As soon as you step inside, you will be surprised by the space filled with books. In addition, you can sip a cup of coffee while watching the towering shelves from the floor to the ceiling.

Travel the world: 5 most impressive book paradises in Asia

In particular, the annual Booksori book festival in Paju also attracts nearly one million visitors with a series of events lasting more than a week. At the festival, the organizers also presented Paju book awards to Asian writers, editors and designers to promote the region's culture. A meaningful award to honor those who love books and love the homeland and culture of Paju region.

5. Zhongshu Bookstore, China

The last name on the list of book paradises in Asia is Zhongshu Bookstore in Yangzhou, China.

Travel the world: 5 most impressive book paradises in Asia

This bookstore is like a mecca of optical illusions. As soon as you step in here, you will have a feeling of both naughty, real, both books and no books. And this impressive design makes Zhongshu bookstore a tourist attraction in China.

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