Hefang Street is the most famous of Hangzhou’s historical streets, offering visitors an array of traditional shops, restaurants and tea houses reminiscent of the ancient city: An ideal place to buy unique souvenirs and to experience a taste of local culture.
On Yan’an Road, shoppers will find large department stores such as Kerry Central, Zhejiang Intime, and smaller boutiques selling quality items and discounted goods.
Wulin Road, in downtown Hangzhou, is a major commercial street offering visitors a variety of shopping and entertainment outlets. Nearby Wulin Square is home to a large number of upscale boutiques and high-end department stores.
Hangzhou silk is renowned for its good quality and magnificent colour. Giving visitors an abundance of choice and a glimpse of local history, the Hangzhou Silk Market is not to be missed.
Southern Song Imperial Street
This charming pedestrian street originally served as a private passage for emperors of the Southern Song Dynasty when they went to offer heavenly sacrifices. The surrounding area was restored and reopened to the public in 2009, and is known for its street food and vibrant night market.