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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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  • 老街開始商業化也現代化了,只是不時出現電瓶車穿梭蠻麻煩的這要小心,蠻好逛的還有星巴克呢,如果有拙政園行程的這裡也不能錯過啊! 
  • a ride in the boat, a couple went us around, drove the man and woman with us; She was us singing Chinese songs; in fact we don't understand Chinese, but after a few gestures, pictures, and a few rare words, we were able to understand. the Tower took 30 minutes in the water channels, people greeted us with other boats. It was beautiful
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  • 过年来苏州玩玩,去了好多曾经去的地方,平江路也算是曾经被我吐槽最多之一了。不过,过年的平江路,少了商业化的气息,不再那么拥挤更加平易近人了。拍写真就该挑人少的时候,过年就是好时机啊,可享没带相机!只能手机拍拍。