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Address: Shantang Street, Jinchang District, Suzhou 215008, China
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Interesting part of old town.

I loved this area where we walked along a canal and took picots of a wedding couple getting photos done. We also walked through the market on the other side of the bridge and saw... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Stratford, Canada
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Stratford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I loved this area where we walked along a canal and took picots of a wedding couple getting photos done. We also walked through the market on the other side of the bridge and saw some interesting things and food for sale. Best to cross UNDER the bridge though, as the traffic is wild!

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very nice place to stop by coming back from the garde of Tiger Hill. It is a canal street with boutiques. Lovely to walk by and window shopping. However, window only shopping as I found the boutiques to be the same than in all these touristic shopping street and perhaps even more expensive.

Thank MarieFIT
Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Better go during late afternoon and stay till night, so you get to see the views of different timing! the street is a bit commercial, but overall you get a taste of how the local people live if you keep walking towards the end of the street. there are some markets selling fish and fruits around 6pm, it can get... More 

Thank Jenny C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's such the most beautiful place I've been to on my trip to Shanghai - Suzhou - Nanjing - Hangzhou - Shaoxing. An ancient street is full of Chinese tradictional characters such as river, plant, old street "hutong" with old rooves... I came here in autumn, it might be the nicest season here, I thought. I really enjoyed sunshine and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One section of the street had the locals jostling to buy fresh produce. This is quite an eye opener for many foreigners that are used to clean supermarkets. The other section is commercialised with shops selling touristy stuffs.

Thank TC323
Shanghai Region, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

The start of it is very similar to the other canal streets in Suzhou (Pingjiang Street, for example), but if you wander past the bridge you end up in a very local kind of market. It can be a bit eye opening (especially in the sections with meat), but it's interesting to see.

Thank heelandcoo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

They call Suzhou chinese Venice for the canal but of course they are completely different but both stunning. If you have time, have a ride on the boat, it is super nice! Be aware of the prices and bargain as much as you can

Thank Irene O
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

A charming little street with nice cafes and restaurants. Enjoyed the views and the music. Gets crowded, especially on the bridges, post 7pm. Do not take your stroller here!

Thank Sharanya M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Nice old town of the city but it's getting too commercial like lijiang and there were way too many tourists. It is still very pretty with a lot of local store and resturants , however.

Thank Window F
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Suzhou is a water town in West of Shanghai. Oneof their main attraction was Shantang street. There is a market along the canal. you can get food, souvenirs and get to ride boat, drinks and great lighting during night time. definitely a must visit

Thank LevAgus

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