Medieval Market Hangzhou style

Hefang Street which is a famous big traditional Chinese market, Local artists with amazing skills were carving decoration onto delicate plates with the characteristics that represent good luck and good fortune. The location has kept its originality to some extent but has been reconstructed for safety. The market contains different traditional stores selling a variety of antiques some genuine and some not so genuine. Write Abbey Kelly and April Lucas…


Lu Hao, ZUMC student, said “the medicine shop was a hospital in ancient China and still functions now, they offer free herbal tea drinks which help with blood circulation and inner balance.”
A huge statue in the middle of the street caught our attention, Lu Hao explained to us that the statue features a well known Chinese commander in history his known for his loyalty.
The Students from Coventry University went shopping and found that all of the locals couldn’t help but stare and even take pictures.  This caused students to feel a little uncomfortable. “They kept on pointing and taking pictures of me and other university students but I soon adapted to it once I learnt how to Haggle and grab really good bargains” says a April Lucas Coventry university student.

河坊街是一条中国有名的古街。技艺精湛的当地艺人用精巧的记忆刻画出一件件精美的盘雕艺术品,每个艺术品上面的中国字都象征着好运(如作图)

几百年来,古街的位置从未更改过,但是由于保护的需要,古街被翻修过。古街上有许多小商铺,出售各种各样的古董,有的货真价实,而有些则不然。

郝璐,一名浙江传媒学院的学生,告诉记者“这件药铺其实在古中国是一间著名的医院,几百年来,一直到现在,这加店还在为当地人服务,这里为来往的游人提供免费的药茶,这种药茶有利于血液血环和体内平衡。”

古街中央矗立的一座雕塑引起了我们的注意,郝璐向我们介绍到,这座雕像是一位在中国历史上非常有名的忠臣,岳飞。

来自考文垂的学生在河坊街购物的时候发现来往的路人情不自禁地看他们有些甚至还在拍照。这样学生感到有些不自在。“他们不停地指指点点, 但是,我很快就习惯了,因为我知道如何讨价还价。”April Lucas,一位来自考文垂的学生说到。

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