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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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  • October 4, 2017
    This is a nice long stretch of shops along a canal. The buildings used to be homes and are of traditional architecture. Some of the shops are clearly for tourists, while others look popular with local...  more »
  • September 28, 2017
    Was taken here by a colleague to show the "must see" of Suzhou and yeah I agree. Incredible to walk the canals, with street food and shops whilst looking at real naked China as it would have been. As ...  more »
  • September 26, 2017
    Here there are to discover many interesting and much culinary. Tour groups are driven through mine in the pig Gallop on rickshaws or on foot. These people may feel sorry for only the individual traveler. Rest with eyes wide open, there's so much to discover and culinary taste that you should forgo a larger monitoring group. Finally, the tastes are different. We liked it, by the road to laaufen and then the humble administrator garden at the end of the street to visit. Thank you very much
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