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 of Traditional Chinese Medicine 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

How to get to Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Take Bus 8, 60, 127, 195, 208, or 216 to Qinghefang Station. And then walk southeast for 2 minutes to the Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
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Entrance Fee CNY 10
Opening Hours 8:30 - 16:00
- Last updated on Apr. 12, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Asked by Lee from DENMARK | Jan. 27, 2016 13:11Reply
How is it most convinient to get from West Lake to Huqingyutang?
Is there a subway station near by, because I am so confused about the Chinese Bus Lines?
Answers (4)
Answered by Mia from ITALY | Jan. 28, 2016 18:49

Well, Huqingyutang has several outlets in the city. I happen to know one at No. 161, Huansha Road, Shangcheng District. It is adjacent to the No. 1 Lakeside Park of the West Lake. If by subway line 1, you can leave from Longxiang Bridge Station, Exit D4. Then, walk south along Wushan Road for about 300 yards to find it.
Or just go there by taxi. It won't cost you too much.
Answered by Lee from DENMARK | Jan. 29, 2016 00:52

What do you mean by more? isn't there only one Museum like this?
Answered by Mia | Jan. 29, 2016 01:48

Oh, I understand that you are going to the museum.Sorry for the previous mistake. Well, it is about 1 mile (1.8 km) from the Lakeside Road. You can take bus line 60 from No. 1 Park Station to East End of Gaoyin Street (Gaoyinjie Dongkou) Station. Then, walk west along Gaoyin Street for about 300 yards to the place. If by taxi, it takes no more than CNY 15 :)
Answered by Lee from DENMARK | Jan. 29, 2016 04:43

Thank you so much for the answer ^^
Asked by Lia Andrews from USA | Jun. 20, 2013 12:48Reply
One day cooking with Chinese herbs class - Hangzhou or Shanghai
I would like to attend a 1/2 day or one day cooking class on Chinese herbs for health benefits. I would like to do this in late July or early August in either HZ or Shanghai. Thank you, Lia
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Answered by Edgar from GERMANY | Jun. 20, 2013 22:06

Hi, you can go to the local Chinese traditional medicine pharmacies for learn, such as Zhong He Tang in Shanghai and Hui Chun Tang in Hangzhou.
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