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Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Inside of Huqingyutang, the medicine museum
 Photos of the Museum of 
Traditional Chinese Medicine

The Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine is the only state-level professional Chinese medicine museum in the country. It is seated at the foot of Wu Hill in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. The museum is housed in the restored ancient structure-Hu Qing Yu Tang, meaning that it is also known as Hu Qing Yu Tang Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Hu Qing Yu Tang was a Chinese pharmacy which began business in 1874. It had won a great fame during its development. People regarded it as the 'King of Medicine' in southern China. Hu Xueyan, the first boss of the pharmacy, was not only a successful businessman but also a high-class official in the imperial court. In China's feudal society, people doing business were widely looked down upon whereas state officials were highly respected. Many tourists are attracted to the Hu Qing Yu Tang Museum to not only appreciate the treasures of Chinese medicine, but also to admire its magnificent architectural complexities and to learn more about Hu's legendary stories.

The museum consists of five parts: the Exhibition Hall, the Medicine Preparation Hall, the Chinese Health Care Clinic, the Restaurant of Medicinal Diet and the Sales Department. The Exhibition Hall introduces the development of Chinese medicine, including its origin, the life of well-known doctors in its long history, famous books of medical science and China's herb exchange with foreign countries, etc. In the Medicine Preparation Hall, the museum's staff also performs the arts of traditional pharmaceutics. If you are interested, you can even try it yourself. In the Chinese Health Care Clinic, visitors have the opportunity to receive Chinese-style health care served by experienced doctors. The Restaurant of Medicinal Diet provides visitors with numerous medicinal diets which are good for human health. The Sales Department sells Chinese medicine from almost all parts of the country.

traditional chinese medicine
Traditional chinese medicine materials
The statue of Sun Simiao
Sun Simiao, the king of Chinese medicine
Transportation:
Take bus no. Y8, Y10, 25, 35, 51 (Inner Line), 108, 187, 212, 327 or 992, and get off at Wushan Station. Then walk toward east along Hefang Pedestrian Street around 601 yards (550 meters) to reach there.
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Admission Fee: CNY 10
Opening Hours: 8:30--16:00