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Shantang Street

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Address: Shantang Street, Jinchang District, Suzhou 215008, China
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08:30 - 17:00
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a glimpse at the old Suzhou

a very busy street with lots of tourists, some interesting shops, a boat trip possible, A fine example of old Suzou

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a very busy street with lots of tourists, some interesting shops, a boat trip possible, A fine example of old Suzou

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Zhangjiagang, China
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I liked it because the buildings are authentic to time periods. They are not the remodeled or fake "ancient cities" that you find throughout China. We even found a 300-400 year old original wall decoration that most tourist will miss if they do not look up at it. Lots of tourist shops, but escape to the alleys to get away... More 

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Interesting street where you can buy souvenirs and food. Unique and nice. Can get a little busy during weekends, holidays and peak hours. Worth it!

Thank Magali M
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

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 to Tiger Hill Scenic Area.

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

There are some great photo shots along the canal, and it's an enjoyable walk by the shops and restaurants along the way.

Thank Jenni L
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Were there for a second time....very nice but too many junky shops...althopugh there are some interesting shops also.Would like to see better restaurants and better shops as location and overall layout deserves to have better retail and eating establishments

Thank Domrom
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

Conveniently located close to Suzhou station on a metro line, this riverside areas are romantic and interesting during night time.

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Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We walked down the street and explored the curio shops and restaurants(which were few and far between and smelt of old oil) The shops were not so busy so we could look around inside but there where a lot of shops flogging the same wares, so it became boring. When we tried to find something to eat, we were greeted... More 

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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Crowded Garbage everywhere Nobody speaks english Food is average You can skip this spot and try visiting another place in Suzhou.

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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Maybe it was the time of day I went, but I went in the afternoon and it was incredibly crowded. I couldn't even move through at some points because I was squished by people on all sides of me. They do sell street food as well as trinkets and there are restaurants but I thought they were unreasonably priced.

Thank Emily K

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