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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. To visit Pingjiang Road on your holiday in Suzhou, and find out what else Suzhou has to offer, use our Suzhou journey planning tool .
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  • If you're in Suzhou, be sure to include this in your itinerary. It can first seem quite notable, but not places to go. The length of the street is more than one and a half kilometers, it was very cool and slightly across the street you will see a lot of cafes, souvenir shops, stalls with bubble tea coffee and other drinks and snacks. In the souvenir shops all sellers will be to you berthing, offer everything and said in broken English. Bargain everywhere, because you are a foreigner, you will definitely want to bamboozle. Nevertheless, the haggle will that Yuan will turn 20, if not less. Also along the streets you will encounter a place where Cook and sell tofu. You catch it by smell. If you do not know how to smell the tofu while cooking, then just imagine the smell of a public toilet in which in addition someone else died. several times but there is no problem in such places, you can simply speed up the move and continue to further enjoy the beauty.
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  • Characteristic Street that runs alongside the Canal surrounded by kiosks with great street food, shops selling silk scarves, jewelry (mostly with beads), fans and souvenir. About halfway down you can take a ride in the Canal on the typical boats.
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  • This was an interesting walk up from the underground station to the Humble Administrators Garden. There are numerous shops and food outlets. There are also glimses of how the early chinese lived.  more »
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