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The famous museums in Hangzhou

Zhejiang Museum

Located on Gushan Road, the museum was founded in 1929. In 1990, it was rebuilt into a courtyard-style structure, with a collection of 100,000 historical relics and works by famous calligraphers and painters.

China Silk Museum

Lying at the foot of Mt. Yuhuang south of the West Lake, the museum has a floor space of 10,000 square meters. A combination of traditional and modern styles, it is composed of many halls, such as the Silk Relics, the Folklore, the Silk Production, Printing and Dyeing, and Modern Achievement. On display in the Silk Relics Hall are relics from the Neolithic Age through the Qing Dynasty and the development of silk production in China.

China Tea Museum

Located in Longjing near the West Lake, the museum covers an area of 3,500 square meters. The only tea museum in China, it consists of four buildings. Building No. 1 displays the tea history and culture in China. Building No. 2 is multi-functional. Building No. 3 caters to flavor tea, and Building No. 4 shows the tea ceremony.

Hu Qingyu's Hall

It is the only museum of traditional Chinese medicinal herbs in China, with a floor space of 4,000 square meters. The museum consists of the Exhibition Hall, the Traditional Chinese Medicine Production Hall, the Clinic, the Business Hall, and the Medicinal Restaurant. Visitors can try their hand on making traditional Chinese medicine, ask for clinical consultation from highly-experienced experts, buy quality traditional Chinese medicine, and enjoy food in the restaurant.

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