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Shantang Street, Suzhou

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. Arrange to visit Shantang Street and other attractions in Suzhou using our Suzhou trip itinerary planning site.
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  • We thought this area was too busy and the items for sale were overpriced. The views can be nice when you are not fighting for positioning for photographs. There are some areas that are not too busy...  more »
  • Easily accessed by metro. The streets by the canal are very narrow and congested with tourists. Many shops selling snacks, food, drinks, clothes and souvenirs. If you like peace and quiet, you may...  more »
  • Just like half of Suzhou, no matter if resident or tourist that has just arrived, no foreigners can enter, only Chinese nationals. No explanation offered other than you need an appointment. When you.....  more »

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