Perched off the Grand Canal, Yunhe Tiandi (Grand Canal World运河天地) is a trendy place to indulge in an eclectic mix of old and new, tradition and modernity.
Brief of Yunhe Tiandi (Canal World)
Perched off the Grand Canal, Yunhe Tiandi (Canal World运河天地) is a trendy place to indulge in an eclectic mix of old and new, tradition and modernity. Three rows of old warehouses are restored and refurbished into stylish dining, recreation and shopping complexes.
Though 2 hours are enough to visit the shops, budget-friendly cinema, tasteful restaurants, photography studios, the amazing vibe and activities will make you linger longer than expected.
Yunhe Tiandi has something for everyone. It pleases all tastes and budgets. Once in, you can sample the taste of Hangzhou by picking a top-rated Chinese restaurant, watch a movie, take wedding photos, visit a bar, or just stroll along the Grand Canal to watch the passing barges and royal cruises.
When night fall, Yunhe Tiandi comes alive with dinners, bar-goers and collective dancers (with the majority of them belong to middle-aged to seniors). During summer, outdoor dining area is packed with gourmets. Street food and snacks and beers are tentatively served. One of my favorite restaurants here is New Discovery(新发现餐厅). This two-storey Chinese restaurant is elegantly decorated. The toothsome, light-flavored and exquisite delicacies keep it overcrowded during weekends. Do remember come early (make it at 17:00pm) or book online earlier.
Bigao Cinema(比高电影院), a five-star cinema opened by Zhou Xingchi, the Godfather of China’s comedy films, offers budget –friendly tickets. Bring your friends or family, you are bound to have a memorable time here.
List of Key Businesses in Yunhe Tiandi (1)New Discovery(新发现餐厅) Feature: It offers authentic Hangzhou regional delicacies. Perfect for family party or dating Average Cost: ¥52 Add: No.6. Buidling, Yunhe Tiandi Chinese Add:拱墅区 小河路运河天地6号楼1-2楼(湖州街口) Tel: 86-571-86932888 86847988
(3)Lanlian Canting (Blue Lotus Restaurant蓝莲餐厅(Yunhe Tiandi Branch) Average Cost Per Person:￥70 Tel:86-0571-86809851 Open: 10-00-22:00 Add: No.488. Xiaohe Road, Yunhe Tiandi Square (near Huzhou Street) Chinese Add:小河路488号运河天地广场内(近湖州街)
(4)YinShang Garden Restaurant(YunHe TianDi隐上花园餐厅) Average Cost Per Person:￥70 Tel:86-0571-85110705 Open: 10-00-22:00 Add: No.488. Yunhe Tiandi Square (near Bigao Cinema) Chinese Add:小河路488号运河天地广场内(近比高电影院)
(5)Gushui Renjia Boutique Restaurant(Yunhe Tiandi Branch)(咕水人家精品餐厅(运河天地店) Average Cost per person: ¥59 Tel: 86-0571-86766319 Add: No.488. Xiaohe Road, Yunhe Tiandi Square (near Huzhou Street) Chinese Add:小河路488号运河天地广场内(近湖州街)
(6)Shuan Bai Wei Hotpot(涮佰味) Feature: I enjoyed its hotpot very much. The environment is elegant. We booked a seat near the window, and can see the Grand Canal. The vistas are amazing. The sauces and food are varied and tasty. In addition, if you love fresh air, open-air dining tables near the water are available. Average Cost: ¥55 Add: No.488. Xiaohe Road, Yunhe Tiandi Square (near Huzhou Street) Chinese add: 拱墅区 小河路488号运河天地内(近比高电影院) Tel: 86-571-86777536 (7)Amazing Club Average Cost per person: ¥85 Add: No.488, Yunhe Tiandi, Xiaohe Road, Gongshu District Chinese add: 拱墅区 小河路488号运河天地(比高电影院) Tel: 86-571-86092888