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Hefang Street

Hefang Street, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou 310002, China
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Ranked #26 of 236 attractions in Hangzhou
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Walking Areas
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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145 reviews 145 reviews
68 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This is a good place to buy souvenirs in Hangzhou. The street has a nice atmosphere and it's nice to see the the old style Chinese buildings.

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Singapore, Singapore
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58 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

It is a long looooong walking street which combines shops, and shops and shops… basically you can shop the souvenirs till you drop. You could find lots of traditional Chinese arts here. You should try to bargain for the price since this is a tourist place. There’re lots of restaurants here that you don’t have to worry about long shopping... More

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Singapore, Singapore
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Just a common shopping street with an ancient liked decoration. You will observe all buildings are in an old Chinese style, even for a McDonald's store. The key point is we meet old friends in Hangzhou which made everywhere there a pleasant experience.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

The pedestrian mall of Hefang St contains many attractions. My favourite is the Tai Chi Teahouse, 6th generation Tea Master in the same location continuously for 6 generations. See Tea Kung Fu demonstrations and experience Tea Ceremony. hidden away at the back is a remnant of an ancient street set up with displays of old tea culture and old shops,... More

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Muncie, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Just a few years ago, a stroll down Hefang Street in Hangzhou was a very pleasant experience. It was a well preserved historic area that had a nice variety of shops, many offering unusual tourist and decorative items, tea houses, traditional restaurants and a wide assortment of street vendors. It was a place to escape from Hangzhou's modernistic architecture and... More

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Hangzhou, China
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

This is the only walking shopping street of Hangzhou. The "old style" street is full of shops, selling mostly local made stuffs, from tea, to cake, swords, chopsticks etc... very interesting, with sound, noise, color, thing... Though we live in Hangzhou, every time we go there with our kids, we always find something fun and interesting to see, or even... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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59 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

You can find many local China famously stuff at this shopping district. Chinese herb, food, tea leaf, art and clothing. Here is the famous district for produce best freen tea "dragon well" or " long jing" so don't miss out to try it and get some back to home. Of cause that is expensive tea leave.

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Shanghai, China
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14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

In 1966 Mao unleashed his Red Guards on China's cultural heritage. They set out to destroy the "Four Olds" - Old Customs, Old Culture, Old Habits, and Old Ideas. Given the breadth of China's long history, the vast majority of relics were preserved including Hangzhou's old town. Even in the early 1990's this was a beautiful part of a beautiful... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Went to this place twice while I was in Hangzhou. It's a good place to buy souvenirs although they are slightly overpriced (try to bargain). There are many eating places there as well, so you can have a meal once you are tired from walking. Since the place is quite big, advisable to take the electric tram from entrance. You... More

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

This is a great place to people watch and buy souvenirs (if that is what you are interested in). There is also traditional chinese candy on offer, and lots of silk and tea shops. If you go to the far eastern end you will find a narrow alley crowded with snack shops.

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