Known as “a land flowing with milk and honey” in China, Hangzhou attracts millions young girls who prefer hunting a bargain each year owing to its numerous discount stores and markets, where the most famous specialties include silk, tea and lotus root starches.
In addition to its famous scenic spots such West Lake and Six Harmonies Pagoda, Hangzhou also attracts visitors owing to its fashionable elements such as fashion, where the popular shopping areas are mainly focused on Wulin Commercial Circle and Hubin Commercial Circle. Below is a list of famous shopping streets in Hangzhou for your reference.
Qinghefang Historical and Cultural Street
As the most famous shopping street in Hangzhou, Qinghefang Historical and Cultural Street is well-known for its profound cultural atmosphere, where the architectural buildings of the later Qing (1616 -1911) style line on its sides, including teahouses, drug stores, tea shops, accessories stores and curios shops. The famous stores on the street include Hu Qing Yu Chinese Pharmacy, Bao He Tang, Zhang Xiao Quan, Fang Hui Chun Tang, Jing Yang Guan, Zhuang Yuan Guan and Wang Run Xing.
Address: Hefang Street, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou
Getting there: Bus 8, 60, K216, 25, 35, Y8, 34, 59, K404, 13, 159, 87, 814, 818, K216, Y7 and K80
Nearby attractions: Lingyin Temple, West Lake, Six Harmonies Pagoda and The Former Residence of Hu Xueyan
Southern Song Imperial Street
The Southern Song Imperial Street starts at Xihu Avenue in the north ends at Hefang Street in the south, which served as an imperial street for emperors only during the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). The 1,150 -meter (1,258 -yard) long street is lined with over 150 architectural buildings of the late Qing Dynasty (1616 -1911) and Republic of China (1912 -1949), whose scopes of business include daily necessities such as clothes and shoes, gold and silver wares, silk products and medicines as well as recreation and entertainment.
Address: Zhongshan Central Road, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou
Getting there: Bus 113, 13, 119, 208, 216, 34, 59, 190, 195, 198, 71, 308 and 352
Nearby attractions: the Former Residence of Hu Xueyan and Hu Qing Yu Chinese Pharmacy
Starting at Qingchun Road in the south and ending at Tiyuchang Road in the north, the 1,650-meter (1,804 -yard) long Wulin Road is a modern comprehensive commercial road with shopping, gourmet, business, fitness, sightseeing and recreation perfectly combined as one, and it specializes in selling seasonal fashionable suit-dresses. A number of famous store are distributed on the road, including Hangzhou Mansion, Yintai Department Store and Hangzhou Department Store, and the suit-dresses feature fashionable, unique and tasty.
Address: Xiacheng District, Hangzhou
Getting there: Bus 12, 14 and 18
Nearby attractions: West Lake and Wanxiang Park
Sijiqing Fashion Street
Sijiqing Fashion Street starts at Qingtai Overpass in the west and ends at Qiutao Road in the east, and it’s a street with tourism, shopping, recreation and exhibition perfectly as one. More than 800 fashion trading companies station on the street, and the famous stores are Gu Mu Xi Yang, Qiu Shui Yi Ren, Lang Man Yi Shen, Lan Se Qing Qing and Shi Shang Xuan.
Address: West of Hanghai Road, Jianggan District, Hangzhou
Getting there: Bus 27, 186 and 140
Nearby attractions: China Tea Museum, Zhongshan Park and Hangzhou Zoo