Beyond Hefang Jie

Hefang Jie or Hefang Street is a popular tourist destination in the city of Hangzhou, China. The entire street is filled with shops selling varieties of traditional Chinese crafts, jewellery, herbs, and expensive tea shops. It is a fun place to visit, but spend some time exploring what is behind the famous street. It has a maze of alleyways known as “hutong” in Chinese. The quiet area is so much different than the lively Hefang Jie. You can find old temples hidden behind trees, and old houses with plants crawling on their walls. If you continue to walk, you will get to the city’s old gate that still stands majestically amidst the surrounding modernity. This is metropolitan China that is rarely exposed.

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About landakungu (Dane Anwar)

Landakungu is the blog of Dane Anwar, a native Jakartan. She loves to travel, read comics, novels, and watch films. After spending 5 years living in Taiwan and 4 months in China, she is finally back in Indonesia, which is going to be her new base for more travels and other interestng things.
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