Amanfayun - Hefang Street Tour
Enjoy exploring the shops and sights of Hefang Street and visit some of its oldest and most famous emporiums and boutique stores. Later take a tour of the Huqingyutang TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) Museum.
Hefang Street is a lively street spanning 2km that typifies the hustle and bustle of an earlier era in Chinese history. It lies at the foot of Wushan Hill, to the South East of West Lake. Visit the traditional tobacco shops or do some antique shopping as you take it all in. One side alley is dedicated to the favorite street foods of Southern China. In between shopping stop to enjoy a very authentic teahouse experience at The Taiji Tea House which provides that refreshing cup of Chinese Tea.
An evening visit to Hefang Street will be humming with many locals taking in the sights along with the tourists. We recommend combining the with the Huqingyutang TCM Museum, located an easy walk up Wu Hill to the Chenghuang Pavilion. This is a great vantage point from which to view West Lake and Hangzhou City.
At the Huqingyutang TCM Museum learn about the wide variety of treatments such as herbal medicines, acupuncture, Chinese massage, Tai Chi and Qigong. provides a fascinating insight into understanding the history and practices of TCM. Still a working pharmacy today, you can view the dispensary with display cases of many of the herbs, roots and fungi that are used in TCM and try some of the delicious warm herbal tea. Please note that the TCM Museum is closed at night so don't leave it to late in the day to visit.