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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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  • This street is like stepping back in time, especially the walk to Tiger Hill. Several temples worth a quick stop. The upper parts of Shantang St has old shops, small run down buildings. Big contrast f...  more »
  • Take a boat ride down the canals very interesting to see how they lived and still do live. They call it the Venice of the East - that would be putting it too highly but very interesting and seeing the...  more »
  • Beautiful views of the main canal of Suzhou, a marvel for the eyes. We took the boat to the Hill of el Tigre, highly recommended.
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