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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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  • Interesting to see how life was in this city before high rise took over . Can understand why young people nolonger want to live here. 
  • If you can cope with the always present smell of smoke, this is a perfect evening walk in between the small alleyways and canals. The boatride itself doesnt add much, and most of the for sale items ar...  more »
  • After enjoying a scenic Canal mountain was Tong city. Yet on both sides of the street and shop order narrow streets to crowds of tourists, sometimes hit and walk from one end and enjoyed. Night view from the top of the bridge over the Canal was beautiful.
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