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Shantang Street

Shantang Street, Jinchang District, Suzhou 215008, China
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Ranked #10 of 199 attractions in Suzhou
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Hong Kong, China
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Shantang Jie is a picturesque, restored and renovated area along a canal at the Northwest corner of the Suzhou old city that evokes older times in China. Avoid going when the area is crowded, such as weekends. We went on a Sunday, which was a mistake. Not only did the crowds detract from the sights, but the frequent motorbike traffic... More

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Shenyang, China
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We were kinda lost when we were trying to find this place, fortunately there was a nice local kid who helped us to find this place. It's a very nice place, with the canals and the shops along the streets selling something to eat and drink. You can also take a boat ride there.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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92 reviews 92 reviews
41 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Such a beautiful place to see, walk around, eat, and shop a little! I am so glad that I got to experience such a beautiful, historic location!

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Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I only made 2 visits, less than a couple of hours each time, and I already came across countless wedding shoots. The backdrop is a photo treat. Almost at any angle, you're likely to capture something beautiful. Architecture aside, some souvenir shops provide a good deal of local products worth a buy.

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were there for one evening and could not believe the beautiful and brightly lit Chinese architecture surrounding the whole street. You can buy souvenirs and have typical Chinese food along this street.

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Dalian, China
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

What a place! We had a ball. Take your time, relax by the water and enjoy a meal and a drink, stroll through the streets and over the bridges and wander round the shops. Lovely. The canal boats will take you along for a ride, or you can just sit and do a bit of people watching. A most relaxing... More

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New Braunfels, Texas
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I just had one evening in Suzhou and went here by taxi in the evening hoping to pass a few hours and have dinner. The canal was pretty at night with all the lanterns but the street itself is full of boring tourist shops and there was no inspiring or buzzing place to eat, so I went back to the... More

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Shanghai, China
18 reviews 18 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The part of Old Suzhou along Shantang Lu is similar to famous Chinese ancient water towns like Zhouzhuang, Tongli or Wuzhen. There are historical homes along a canal, each with a boat and stairs down to the water, women “stone-washing” clothes in the canal, flowerpots in windows, narrow lanes cramped with small souvenir shops and fast restaurants giving off odors... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I like everything here! You should try to get into the boat and enjoying the view. Best time to come here is in the evening. Enjoy the coffee and the food there..

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27 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I have been to many canal streets in China, and this was definitely not the best one I've been to, but it was quite pleasant. It has several temples and a few sightseeing spots that require tickets. I didn't go to any of these places, but there is more to do than shop there. The alleyways are lovely and it... More

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