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Qinghefang Ancient Street Tours and Activities

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Qinghefang Ancient Street
Qinghefang Ancient Street, the best-preserved historical street in Hangzhou, stretches 1,575 feet (480 meters). East of West Lake, it’s a great place to shop, dine, and appreciate classical architecture. A number of buildings are from the Ming (1380–1644) and Qing (1644–1912) dynasties, and some of the shops date back hundreds of years.
 
The Basics
Qinghefang Ancient Street has been prosperous, filled with shops and restaurants, since ancient times. Businesses from Hangzhou’s past that are still open today include Zhang Xiaoquan Scissors (established in 1663), Wan Xing Ji Fan Store (established during the Qing dynasty), and Baohetang Pharmacy (with 1,000 years of history). There are also a lot of dining options, from food stalls selling street food to 140-year-old teahouses, such as the Taiji Teahouse, and restaurants like No. 1 Scholar Hall, known as the first noodle shop in Hangzhou.
 
It’s easy to visit Qinghefang Ancient Street independently. With so much packed into a small area though, it can be helpful to go on a guided tour to easily navigate the shops and restaurants, and to learn more about street’s long history. Day tours tend to include nearby attractions, such as West Lake, Leifeng Pagoda, and China National Silk Museum.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Qinghefang Ancient Street is a must-visit for those who love shopping and history.
  • Wear sturdy and comfortable shoes as you’ll be walking on cobblestone lanes.
  • This is a good place to pick up typical tourist souvenirs, and more unique handicrafts and curios, sometimes handmade on the spot by artisans.
 
How to Get There
Qinghefang Ancient Street lies to the east of West Lake (an about 20-minute walk) and at the foot of Wushan Hill. Take Metro Line 1 to Ding’an Road (Exit C) and walk 10 minutes to the south or take bus no. 8, 60, 127, 195, 208, or 216.
 
When to Get There
Qinhefang Ancient Street can be visited at any time. Shops tend to be open from 9am to 10pm. Public holidays, especially Lunar New Year, are extremely busy times. Visit during the day to better see the shops and architecture. Visit at night to see the street lit up with festive red lanterns.
 
Qinghefang Ancient Street Museums
There are a number of museums along Qinghefang Ancient Street, some more unusual than others, including the Zhejiang ancient ceramic museum, Guanfu art museum, Bingren Copper Sculpture Museum, and the World Coin Museum. Huqing Yutang is both a traditional Chinese medicine shop and a Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Address: Hangzhou, China
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Private Tour: Hangzhou Tea Culture Day Tour

Private Tour: Hangzhou Tea Culture Day Tour

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Just south of Hangzhou’s famous West Lake, Longjing village produces dragonwell tea, one of the finest green teas in China. Enjoy a private tour that takes you to Longjing where you learn all about this celebrated tea. Your knowledgeable guide takes you to see the China National Tea Museum, Eighteen Imperial Tea Bushes, and the Meijiawu Tea Village each place revealing another aspect of this fine tea. You also have the option to purchase lunch at a local restaurant run or have a homecooked meal at a local farmer's home.
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  • 6 hours
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$137.00
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$137.00
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All-Inclusive Hangzhou Highlights Tour with Boat Ride and Lunch

All-Inclusive Hangzhou Highlights Tour with Boat Ride and Lunch

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Escape to a more tranquil area of China during this tour of Hangzhou highlights, including round-trip transport and lunch. Take a boat across the UNESCO World Heritage Site, West Lake, and experience a Chinese tea ceremony at Meijiawu Tea Village. Walk down the bamboo-lined path at Yunqi and stop for a meal at a tea farmer’s house, if you've selected the all-inclusive option.
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  • 8 hours
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Hangzhou Day Tour with Impression West Lake Show from Shanghai by Bullet Train

Hangzhou Day Tour with Impression West Lake Show from Shanghai by Bullet Train

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Explore the ancient city of Hangzhou on this private all-day excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, catch a convenient bullet train and experience the city’s nature and culture at sites like Red Carp Pond, West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Longjing tea fields, and QingHeFang. Enjoy a delicious complimentary meal and a VIP seat for an outdoor performance, Impression West Lake.
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  • 10 hours
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Fast Pass Priority: Hangzhou Essential Day Tour with Authentic Lunch

Fast Pass Priority: Hangzhou Essential Day Tour with Authentic Lunch

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8-hours tour in Hangzhou is precious, so don't waste the time standing in line, avoid crowded tour buses and slow-moving tour groups accompanied by your knowledgeable private guide over 5+ years guiding experience and skillful driver over 10 + years driving experice to take you to the famous attractions in Hangzhou. We handpicked the best skip-the-line tour so you can see all the top Hangzhou sites without the long lines. You have the options to have lunch at the local restaurant recommend by our guides (THEY ARE FOODIES, they really know where to eat in the city) or have an authentic home-cooked meal at a local famer's home. To make your trip convenient, we provide FREE COLD DRINKS, FREE-WIFI, UMBRELLA & PHONE CHARGER during the tour. Note: If you come from Shanghai, recommended timing: Arrival: Around 9:30am, Departure: Around 18:00pm. Both Hangzhou East train station and Hangzhou railway station are work for this tour. Free charge of train station pick up & drop off service.
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  • 8 hours
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Hangzhou Cultural Day Tour by Mini Coach

Hangzhou Cultural Day Tour by Mini Coach

Explore popular areas of Hangzhou with a guide who knows the best ways to journey around the city on this 9-to-10 hour tour that includes round-trip transport from your hotel. Learn about Chinese culture, and enjoy a traditional Chinese lunch during the day. Plus stop by Chinese Silk Museum, the Xueyan Former Residence, Qinghefang Old Street, and Leifeng Pagoda.
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  • 8 hours
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Hangzhou Cultural Day Tour with Authentic Lunch

Hangzhou Cultural Day Tour with Authentic Lunch

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In addition to those must-see attractions on most of the tour itineraries, Hangzhou offers much more off-the-beaten-track activities or culture highlights that can provide a different experience. The first sight you should not miss is Grand Canal Hangzhou about 1,764 kilometers (1,200 miles) long, is the longest and greatest man-made waterway in ancient China. And a visit to the South Song Dynasty Official Kiln Museum. Official Kiln is Guan Yao in Chinese which produces high-class chinaware for royalty - either for daily use or decoration. The last stops are Former Residence of Hu Xueyan to see the old architectures in Hangzhou.
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  • 7 hours
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Half Day Hangzhou Historic Blocks Exploration Tour

Half Day Hangzhou Historic Blocks Exploration Tour

Hangzhou, the scenic capital of Zheijang and one of seven ancient capitals, remains a popular vacation choice for tourists interested in the area's numerous cultural and natural sights. Besides the famous west lake, there are many historical buildings, the tour will take you into the best masion -Former residen of Hu Xueyan and Hu Qing Yu Tang in late Qing Dynasty in Hangzhou, to learn the legendary life of Hu Xueyan. Stroll along the Southern Song Impreial Street and Hefang Street, experiecne the old life in Hangzhou.
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  • 6 hours
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Hangzhou Day Trip for Southern Song Dynasty

Hangzhou Day Trip for Southern Song Dynasty

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The Southern Song Dynasty was a significant period for Hangzhou as it helped shape the culture and characters of Hangzhou.One Day Hangzhou Trip based on the Southern Song Dynasty,the following venues are the best places to do so.
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  • 6 hours
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Maximum 8 People Hangzhou Human Landscape Group Day Tour

Maximum 8 People Hangzhou Human Landscape Group Day Tour

Hangzhou is rich in cultural and historical sites. There are a large number of human cultural landscape relics, representative of which are Leifeng Pagoda, Qinghefang ancient street, and many stories and legends handed down. Consideration of cost and travel experience, our group tour is up to eight people. You will also visit the former residence of Xueyan Hu and China National Silk Museum.
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  • 8 hours
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4-Day Hangzhou Private Tour: West Lake and Longjing Tea Plantation

4-Day Hangzhou Private Tour: West Lake and Longjing Tea Plantation

Soak up the scenery around Hangzhou on this private 4-day tour, including accommodation and meals. Make the most of your private guide as you stroll down the lively Qinghefang Ancient Street and get a taste of local culture with a tour of the Longjing Tea Plantation. Admire landmarks like the Six Harmonies Pagoda, looking out over the Qiantang River, then enjoy a cruise around the glittering waters of the West Lake.
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  • 4 days
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Hangzhou Your Way: Private Full-Day Hangzhou City Transport

Hangzhou Your Way: Private Full-Day Hangzhou City Transport

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Discover the city Marco Polo famously called ‘paradise’ on this private full-day tour of Hangzhou, including hotel pick-up. Capture photos of the glittering West Lake; admire the unique rock formations of Feilai Mountain; and see landmarks like Lingyin Temple, Leifeng Pagoda and Six Harmonies Pagoda. After lunch (own expense), discover the history of China’s silk trade at the fascinating National Silk Museum, then stroll down the lively shopping street of Qinghefang.
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  • 8 hours
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Private Amazing Hangzhou Airport Layover Tour with Lunch or Dinner Option

Private Amazing Hangzhou Airport Layover Tour with Lunch or Dinner Option

Turn your Hangzhou short layover or transit into a memorable experience by taking this fully private layover tour. Choose to visit some of the city’s amazing sites such as USESCO West Lake, famed green tea plantation, impressive mountain grottoes and Buddhist temple or ancient street. In addition, experience the authentical local food and taste the well-known green tea. Great guide, private door to door transfer, one tasty meal lunch or dinner are all included.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Hangzhou Highlights Muslim Day Trip: West Lake, Phoenix Mosque & Qinghefang

Hangzhou Highlights Muslim Day Trip: West Lake, Phoenix Mosque & Qinghefang

• Cruise West Lake, so beautiful that it was recreated as Beijing's Summer Palace by Qing Emperor Qian Long • Admire Six Harmonies Pagoda, an iconic building of Hangzhou for a commanding view of Qiantang River • Perform salat at Phoenix Mosque, one of the four greatest mosques in the coastal area of Southeast China • Stroll along Qinghefang Ancient Street, the only well persevered antique historic street in Hangzhou • Experienced English speaking tour guide • Overland round-trip transfers with private chauffeur and in-transport refreshments
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  • 8 hours
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Private day tour of Hangzhou

Private day tour of Hangzhou

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Soak up the scenery of Hangzhou on this private day tour with lunch. Admire the great view of the West Lake, and enjoy a boat ride around the glittering waters. Make the most of your private guide as you stroll down the lively Qinghefang Ancient Street and get a taste of local culture with a tour of the Longjing Tea Plantation.  Enjoy the lakeside gardens and other sights on a walking tour of West Lake  Take a relaxing boat ride through West Lake  Learn about one of China’s most popular exports on a trip to the Longjing Tea Plantation  Experience the rich culture of Hangzhou on a visit to the bustling Qinghefang Ancient Street
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  • 8 hours
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