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Shantang Street, Suzhou

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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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  • We have a 2 hour lunch when heavy clouds spent there. It was overall somewhat bleak and very little frequented. Maybe it's nice in the evening or when the sun shines.
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  • Lots of street vendors to check out. A bit busy on a Sunday. A long walk from Humble Administrators Garden / Lion Forest Garden so suggest hiring a tuktuk (about ¥15). You can walk up Shantang Street ...  more »
  • 并不长的一段街,有不少美食,实际上苏州好多这样商业街,可惜是晚上没能逛景点。北方干燥的冬天之后能体会久违春雨,心情愉快。  more »