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Eastern China Shopping

Hefang Jie (Héfāng jiē)

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Updated 01/01/2015

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Also known as Qinghefang Historic Block, Hefang Street (河坊街, héfāng jiē) is a lively, crowded pedestrian street and not to be missed on a visit to Hangzhou. Restored old buildings are beautifully illuminated at night and house tea shops, traditional apothecaries, clothing boutiques selling qipaos (traditional silk Chinese dresses), scrolls, calligraphy, and wooden fans. Artists draw caricatures, candy makers sculpt sugar into art, blind masseurs alleviate

tension, and storytellers re-create ancient Chinese legends. Start at Wushan Square and walk west. At night the glowing Chenghuang Pavilion, perched on a mountain top next to the square, is enchanting.

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Hefang Jie, enter at Wushan Square, Hangzhou, China

Updated 01/01/2015


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