Southern Song Imperial Street (南宋御街) stretches southwards, starting from the intersection of Wansong Ridge (万松岭) and ending at Shi Wu Kui Lane (十五奎巷), measuring 1,400 meters in length. Used to be a paramount avenue during the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), it’s now a celebrated food street in Hangzhou.
Despite its age-long history, Southern Song Imperial Street is a relatively new food street in Hangzhou. It's extremely famous for its night market which offers all sorts of snacks from different parts of China. In the daytime, it’s just an ordinary street. When night falls, the street magicked into a food paradise, teemed with people from all walks of life, food stands, colorful neon signs and old-style flag signs. Beggar's Chicken, Stinky Tofu, Wonton, Roast Sweet Potato, Lamb Shashlik ... The street has so many types of foods to offer; you may find yourself having a hard time choosing. Still, the Insect Feast in the street is something you really shouldn’t miss.