Anciently called Guishui Street (古水街, the street of ancient water), Shenglihe food street is a famous site for dining the local delicacy. Located in Gongshu District, exactly on the northern side of Grand Canal, it connects the main avenue of Hangzhou – Shangtang Road. It is 13 meters wide and 460 meters long, starting from Fuyicang Relic (富义仓, a historic site on the side of Grand Canal) on the west and ending in connecting Shangtang Road. It is opposite to Xinyifang Cuisine Center (信义坊) and close to Dadulu Food Street (大兜路美食街) and Xiangji Temple.
The Panoramic View of Shenglihe Food Street at Night
The whole food street is designed by Zhu Renmin (朱仁民), who was the grandson of Pan Tianshou (潘天寿, a painting master in modern China). It was officially opened at the end of December, 2009, and a large number of time-honored restaurants open over there like Xufu Niuza, Chuanweiguan, Taiji Shifu, Grandma’s Home and Nanxiang Xiaolongbao Store and so on. The whole architectural style is featured of the local traditional culture.
How to go there: take bus 3, 12, 26, 33, 46, 57, 58, 82, 198, 206, 209, 276 and 338, and the waterbus is available as well.