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.