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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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  • Icelin easy terms Street, Bian River bian is a location between small Pu. Best rainy weekday afternoon, few people, slightly cheerless, but just south of the taste.
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  • We went here mid/late afternoon, and we were pleasantly surprised. Next to the water with a few bridges and some lovely little shops. We ate at a noodle place (can't remember the name but must be some...  more »
  • Old town is very good, but also admission free! Snacks on the street a lot, is foodie heaven. A boat trip along the river around and look at the beauty of Suzhou oh ~ ~ oh, and residents had to live in this street!
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