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Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Hu Qing Yu Tang)

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Address: No.95 Dajing Alley, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou, China
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Museum on Chinese Medicine

When you strolled along Hefeng Street, you would be caught sight of large white wall with Chinese characters on it, and it was the name of the museum. It was very famous, apart... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hong Kong, China
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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On display here is a collection of things associated with Chinese medicine. The museum is on the upper floor of the building; on the lower floor is a Chinese medicine pharmacy. English labeling is present.

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you strolled along Hefeng Street, you would be caught sight of large white wall with Chinese characters on it, and it was the name of the museum. It was very famous, apart from the medicine display there, there were also Chinese doctors practicing at site. You could also ask your guide to tell you in more details the development... More 

Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As a medical doctor and a dentist this was a very interesting place to visit. We went with our guide (David, China Highlights). He helped explain the principles of traditional chinese medicine and could tell about it's story. The pharmacy has been there since 1874 The building itself is definitely worth a visit! Richly ornamented, and a beautiful place. The... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

The aromas of the herbs and other ingredients used in traditional Chinese medicine was what hit me first, and the fact that we passed through what looked like a working pharmacy (my wife thinks it was more wholesale, but I am not so sure). I had not realized that a pharmacist, Sun Sim Lao (nicknamed the Medicine King), from over... More 

Thank James K
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

We were fortunate to have an acupressure and then a consultation by a Professor. Very interesting, not everyone needed any medicine but those that did advised that the professor was spot on!

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Cobourg, Canada
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

This place is a real life infomercial selling overpriced "herbal" remedies. It offers free foot massages and an opportunity to find out what ails you but have one of an army of "doctors" determine everything from cancer to sex drive while taking your pulse. Doctors will write prescriptions for overpriced "herbal" remedies. No doubt the place profits from placebo effect... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Since I am a herbalist this place did not disappoint as I saw the TCM pharmacy in action and also looked at the museum . The museum looked old and tired but had good information , in fact a lot of good information on TCM history . I stayed their some time to get away from the crowds at Hefang... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 3 May 2016

We have visited Hu Qing Yu Tang of Hefeng Street in April this year and found that the place was very interesting. You could grapse certain information on the development of Chinese medicines and the ways of treatment of diseases in the past. Lots of bottles containing different medicines were placed on ground floor and the staff there could easily... More 

Far North Queensland - Australia
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Reviewed 24 April 2016

We visited here on a shore excursion, sadly we had very limited time. The building has several displays, including jars of preserved animals and stuffed tigers and rhino's. The smell is very potent and the working TCM area is very impressive, filled to the rafters with jars and jars of ?, various funghi fill the shelves and people are busy... More 

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Arad, Romania
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Reviewed 14 January 2016

You almost expect to see around you old Chinese doctors, in traditional costumes. Also a good place to buy medicines made after the traditional recipes. Hangzhou is a very important medicine and pharmacy center.

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