Taking Subway to Taste Hangzhou Delicacies
Hangzhou’s subway line 1 runs between Xiang Lake and Linping, passing through downtown Hangzhou. Among the 31 stops along this line, five of these are home to some of Hangzhou’s most famous restaurants.
West Lake Cultural Square (西湖文化广场)
Within a 200 meter radius of the square you will find a number of popular restaurants and shops selling all kinds of snacks. It is also a favourite spot for locals to enjoy their midnight treats.
Wulin Square is the most prosperous square in Hangzhou, surrounded by tall buildings and shopping malls it is also noted for its large variety of restaurants. Whether you are looking for a quick snack, a leisurely lunch or a business dinner, Wulin Square oozes with taste and charm as well as provides the ultimate shopping experience.
Located only a street away from the famous West Lake, Longxiang Bridge is recognised for its array of fancy restaurants. Set in an advantageous location in Yan'an Road (延安路), next to Pinghai Road (平海路) and Dongpo Road (东坡路), it is no wonder it is always packed with locals and tourists, having all flocked from the West Lake’s charms. Please note restaurant reservations are necessary.
Recommended Restaurants: Zhi Wei Guan (知味观), Hubin 28 Restaurant (湖滨28餐厅), Cai Zhi Zhai (采芝斋) etc.
Fengqi Road (凤起路)
Fengqi Road borders Wulin Road (武林女装街), AKA Fashion Street, to the west and Hai'er Lane (孩儿巷) to the east. These two lanes feature a surprising amount of small and unique restaurants.
Dingan Road is located closely to Yan'an Road, with Wushan Square (吴山广场) and He Fang Street (河坊街) to the south and the Southern Song Imperial Street (南宋御街) to the east. He Fang Street is renowned not only for its souvenirs and gift shops but also for its large number of local dishes and tasty snacks. A great location and the perfect place in which to experience Hangzhou’s food, folk culture and remarkable history.
Recommended Restaurants: Shankui Japanese Restaurant (山葵日本料理), Ganli Restaurant (港丽酒家) etc.
Praised as “the kidneys of the Earth”, wetlands are both valuable natural resources and important ecosystems. Recently, the second list of Wetlands of Provincial Importance was announced and in total there are 48 among which three are in Hangzhou.
Spring is here and so is the 2017 “Intoxicating Springtime” – Hangzhou Outdoor Leisure Season which, in the following three months, will provide the city with over 50 springtime outdoor experiences and tour itineraries. With six themes to choose from such as child-parent, flower viewing, games and sports, spring couldn’t be livelier.