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Hangzhou Asian Games historic and cultural experience centers: Pingyao Old Street

www.ehangzhou.gov.cn| Updated: March 13, 2022 L M S

Editor's Note: The Hangzhou culture, radio, film and tourism bureau has unveiled a list of 50 experience centers that best bring out the essence of the 19th Asian Games as well as the unique charm of Hangzhou. The centers focus on history and culture, digital economy, intelligent manufacturing, intangible cultural heritage, sports and health.

Pingyao Old Street


An aerial view of Pingyao Old Street. [Photo/WeChat account: visithangzhou]

The Pingyao Old Street is located in the northern suburbs of Hangzhou. It has a history of over 1,000 years and features the typical layout of a traditional Jiangnan town, with water running under bridges.

These bridges are of different shapes and have interesting names and historical legends. The zigzag lanes run through the town, connecting eighteen ancient wells and kilns. Now, in the south suburban area of Pingyao are still well preserved ancient relics like inscriptions on the precipices.


People visit an intangible cultural heritage museum on the Pingyao Old Street in Hangzhou, capital of East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/chinadaily.com.cn]

The over 13,000-square-meter intangible culture exhibition hall displays oil umbrella making, jade carving, kite making, ceramics making, and other techniques that prevailed in ancient times. The sericulture museum on the old street embodies local sericulture history that dates back over 5,000 years.

Address: Pingyao Old Street, Yuhang district

Tel: 0571-88533193

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