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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.
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  • Lots of shops, beautiful traditional buildings and nice street art. They even had singing boat operators. If you're looking for good food in this area try Finland Home Cafe.  more »
  • Pingjiang Road, an old traditional commercial street. visit here is a necessary link when you are in Suzhou. Here retain the architectural style of ancient times. you can see all kinds shops over...  more »
  • Great big area of shops after shops! There are lots of restaurants, souvenir shops, museum, boutiques, hotels, tea shops, wine shops, snack shops, and even Starbucks! Lots to see. Lots to photograph.....  more »

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