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Pingjiang Road, Suzhou
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Explore Pingjiang Road, which has been the city's center of cultural life for 800 years since the Song Dynasty. The road stretches for 1,606 m (5270 ft) parallel to the Pingjiang River and contains series of ancient sophisticated houses designed with characteristic black tiles and white walls. As you take a stroll along the historic road, visit artsy bookshops, museums, opera theaters, and especially teahouses, where locals perform Suzhou Pingtan--a form of Chinese musical narrative. You can also go on a boat ride down the Grand Canal, where traditionally dressed boaters sing their native songs. Watch for traffic, as scooters regularly whiz by close to sidewalks. Use our Suzhou trip itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Pingjiang Road and other attractions in Suzhou.
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  • Definitely worth a visit if you want to see where the young locals hangout. Good food, do stand in line for the cheap fresh "hand pulled bread". Each customer is limited to 3 bags, 6 RMB A BAG. IT TAS...  more »
  • You dare to be a thousand times more entertaining than Venice. Ancient China is available here. The old stone houses, the post office, the atmosphere is indescribable. Here you can find the most beautiful postcards, the store had even expected. A thousand times more entertaining, even opera is close by. Who Szucsout you visit, do not miss this place.
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  • There were many quaint little shops with a good mixture of traditional Chinese food and snacks as well as modern chic cafes and shops. I must say that I'm impressed with the improvement of service sta...  more »