Qinghefang Pedestrian Street

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Qinghefang Ancient Street is one of the oldest streets and is the only well persevered antique historic street in Hangzhou City. It derived from the Southern Song Dynasty and became prosperous in the Qing Dynasty.

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Qinghefang Ancient Street
Qinghefang Ancient Street

The buildings in the street were mostly constructed during the Ming and Qing dynasties. After Hangzhou had been chosen as the capital of Southern Song Dynasty, Qinghefang witness many luxurious residence and prosperous restaurants, teahouse and stores. The street collects the business culture, construction culture and folk art culture, famous people, old alleys, ancient houses and renowned store accumulating rich historical and cultural heritage. It is the epitome of Hanghzou. The street is located close to Wu Hill and the West Lake.

Qinghefang Ancient Street
Qinghefang Ancient Street

Many famous century-old shops gather in this ancient street, such as Wang Xing Ji Fan Store, Zhang Xiao Quan Scissors , Wanlong Ham Stac, Hu Qing Yu Hall, Bao He Hall, Zhuang Yuan House, Wang Run Xing, Yi Yuan Jin Dian, Jing Yang Guan, Sheep Soup Restaurant etc.

Qinghefang Ancient Street
Qinghefang Ancient Street

Hu Qing Yu Hall

Hu Qing Yu Hall was built by the businessman Hu Xueyan in the Tongzhi 13th year of the Qing Dynasty (1874). It is based on the pharmacopoeia of imperial family in Song Dynasty, it chooses the proved recipe in dynasties to triturate many famous medicines. Now people trust the medicines very much. Together with Tong Ren Tang in Beijing, the two were regarded as the most famous pharmacy in south and north.

Qinghefang Ancient Street
Qinghefang Ancient Street

Bao He Hall

Bao He Hall is also a famous pharmacy in Qinghefang, it provides treats and medicines to poor people for free. There is legend that Xu Xian was working as a apprentice in Bao He Hall when he met Lady White. Now the statue of Xu Xian is still in front of the hall. During the waning days of the Qing dynasty, Bao He Hall went to recession as the Hu Qing Yu Hall increasingly became flourishing.

Qinghefang Ancient Street
Qinghefang Ancient Street

How to get Qinghefang Ancient Street

Address: Shangcheng District, Gao Yin Street, Hanghzou City. Hefang Old Street, near Wushan Square
Opening Hours: 24 hours
Transportation: Bus K284, J9, Y7, Y8, 8, K8, 25, K25, 34, K34, 40, K40, 59, K59, 60 to Wushan Square Stop will take you there.

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