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Shantang Street, Suzhou

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Historic Walking Area Tourist Spot
Providing a window into local culture, Shantang Street comprises nearly 1,200 years of history. Stroll down the pedestrian road that follows the river from the west gate of the ancient city to the scenic Tiger Hill. The first half of the street is packed with old residences and shops selling snacks and handcrafts, like wood engravings and embroideries. Watch wooden boats floating under small arched bridges, which add even more charm to this nostalgic part of town dating back to the Tang Dynasty. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Shantang Street by using our Suzhou tour planner.
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The range of accommodations available in Suzhou reflects the diversity of architectural styles and historical periods on display throughout the city. Crossed by countless canals, the city's most atmospheric accommodations lie close to the knotted waterways, with modest guesthouses and hotels on the lesser waterways, and more luxurious options located in the more scenic canal areas. A wealth of modern development has left the city dotted with high-rise hotels, with the tall tower blocks offering rooms with an abundance of extra facilities and views over the city.
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  • Its just a pictoresque street by the river, with many shops and restaurants. Beware, as it can get very crowded during the weekends!  more »
  • As far as old streets go, the facades are there but inside is real 21st century. Still worth the visit as it has some interesting little shops, and one can get a feel of the old Suzhou from the facade...  more »
  • Also an old street, it's very beautiful at nights, many shops there, you can find many local food there.  more »
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