Hangzhou Shopping Tour II, Hangzhou (Self Guided)

Hangzhou offers a great variety of shopping, including crafts, Chinese art, souvenirs with traditional designs, items made of silk, teas and other medicinal plants. This fascinating city contains many small shops which make it a shopping paradise for visitors.
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Hangzhou Shopping Tour II Map

Guide Name: Hangzhou Shopping Tour II
Guide Location: China » Hangzhou (See other walking tours in Hangzhou)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Author: jenny
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Yi Gong You

1) Yi Gong You

Yi Gong You is a unique shop that sells a wide variety of fans in a multitude of designs, with traditional Chinese elements, in different shapes, models, colors and sizes. This popular shop attracts many to see and purchase from its beautiful selection of merchandise.
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Yan'an Road

2) Yan'an Road

Yan'an Road is considered one of Hangzhou’s most prosperous shopping streets, featuring small and large markets, shops and commercial centers. It is also home to the Hangzhou Culture Center, Victory Theater and the Grand Hall. Offering a variety of goods from food, souvenirs, fans and traditional clothing, to jewelry and many other items, be sure to visit for a wonderful shopping experience.
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Xinhua Bookstore

3) Xinhua Bookstore

Xinhua Bookstore offers a wide selection of maps, dictionaries and other books. This lovely shop contains something for everyone, perfect as a gift or for one’s own pleasure. Its staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and the atmosphere is inviting and relaxing.
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Zhang Xiaoquan Scissors

4) Zhang Xiaoquan Scissors

Zhang Xiaoquan Scissors sells Chinese scissors, known worldwide for their quality and unique design. This shop offers notable merchandise made with traditional Chinese techniques used for over three centuries.
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Flower and Bird Market

5) Flower and Bird Market

The Flower and Bird Market features a variety of beautiful plants. Plants from around the world can be found here. Many of them are used in Chinese medicine and in everyday products. In addition to plants, a wide selection of birds is also available here.
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Hefang Street

6) Hefang Street (must see)

Hefang Street, considered one of Hangzhou’s main shopping districts, is full of traditional Chinese shops where you can find anything you are looking for. Due to its location next to the Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the street has a wide range of medicinal stores. A number of vendors can also be found on this street selling authentic local food.

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 km
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Travel Distance: 6.8 km
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Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Hangzhou for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Hangzhou has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Hangzhou, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.