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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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  • This is a great place. I just wished they would shut down motorcycles. The street is narrow with many people walking around. On top of that they have motorbikes coming through, making their way by hon...  read more »
  • If you are in Suzhou you should pay a visit there. A good night market. To shop, eat and walk around. 
  • This narrow, bustling street beside a canal in the Old Town is good to sample for 5 minutes, but after that the crowds and smells get a bit overwhelming. There are some nice cafes and eateries on this...  read more »
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