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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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  • From the temple North Tower over the humble Administrator's Garden, intact descended parallel road on foot. Personal mountains is Tong District is adult-oriented, such as feeling. A lovely little toy selling shops for young people.
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  • This is definitely a tourist attraction which included many small shops for gifts and clothing and plenty of food to try! The casual stroll through this street is a nice change of pace from the mainst...  more »
  • Very busy but beautiful. The trick is to look at the detail. The intricacy of the tiled roofs, the elegant shape of the bridges, the man making sugar syrup animals. The kids liked it but not hugely bu...  more »