Qīnghéfāng Old Street
A repository of silence and calm, Hángzhōu’s Confucius Temple is worth exploring for the main hall and the fabulous painted woodwork of...
Húqìngyú Táng Chinese Medicine Museum
The Huqing Yutang Chinese Medicine Museum has an actual dispensary and clinic adjoined to the museum. Originally established by the Qing...
Chinese Academy of Art
On the eastern shore of West Lake, housed in the Chinese Academy of Art (中国美术学院; Zhōngguó Měishùxuéyuàn) is this free art gallery....
A fab location by West Lake, roof terrace, outside seating and great happy hour deals conspire to make this welcoming watering hole a...
Specialising in food from China’s Muslim Hui minority, this busy Gaoyin Jie spot has lamb kebabs (羊肉串; yáng ròu chuàn; ¥10 for four),...
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Qīnghéfāng Old Street information
At the south end of Zhongshan Zhonglu is this touristy, crowded and bustling pedestrian street, with makeshift puppet theatres, teahouses and gift and curio stalls, selling everything from stone teapots to boxes of lóngxūtáng (龙须糖; dragon whiskers sweets), ginseng and silk. It’s also home to several traditional medicine shops, including the Húqìngyú Táng Chinese Medicine Museum , which is an actual dispensary and clinic.
The pedestrianised area continues on the adjoining Southern Song Imperial Street (Nan Song Yu Jie 南宋御街), which runs along one of Hángzhōu’s historic thoroughfares and is also packed with shops and cafes.