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Address: Shantang Street, Jinchang District, Suzhou 215008, China
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A great walk. Yes it is crowded, but it is full of local hustle and bustle and is well worth your time. A great place to explore and pick up any thing you fancy in the plethora of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Shanghai, China
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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A great walk. Yes it is crowded, but it is full of local hustle and bustle and is well worth your time. A great place to explore and pick up any thing you fancy in the plethora of side shops and market vendors: good local foods, Chinese clothing, fresh fruit, or knick-knacks and ethno-tack if that's your preference.

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This is the most famous place in Suzhou, the view of the canal looks very traditional but the street is very touristy... with souvenir shops everywhere... it's nice to see at night.

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Suzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Shantang Street is an old street and the place was established over one thousand years ago. However, there are tourist area and non-tourist area. You will see all the re-built section which is attractive and filled with different type of stores, including the cruise boat ferry in the tourist area. This area is from the southern end of the Shantang... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I think this is a must visit attraction in Suzhou. Lots going on, easy to get to and very pretty buildings overlooking the famous canals of the city

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Voorburg, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Lovely quaint street with lots and lots going on. Of course its a tourist mecca but you can find some great restaurants and a few bars. Lots of tourist souvenir shops selling local gifts and foods. As ever the people are very friendly. Very busy at night and watch out for the electric mopeds -- silent and fast

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Xi'an, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Lots of shops and vendors. Great photos on bridges of the canals and old homes. You can walk in and out of the alleys for hours taking pictures. Can get crazy crowded, but really nice at sunset when the lanterns are lit. Subway line #2, exit 1 Shangtang street.

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Kochi, Kerala, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I can stay at Suzhou only for one day, have not enough time to go around this city, but I can absolutely say this place is one of the mandatory sightseeing place, especially evening time. The street with the historical houses, river and souvenir shops would make you nostalgic feeling and urge you to go forward this street. Near from... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

A commercial street form by bunch of beautiful old buildings, all the buildings built by the river, you may take a boat to cruise along or just relaxing at the coffee house of pub by the river. I heard the night view is superb here, but I was there during day time, not have a chance to see it myself.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

After visited few place in suzhou, is time for food. So we ask our tour guild where's the best place to go and he recommend Shantang Street. When we reached, we are attracted by the well preserved original shophouses and streets, even some of the salesperson also dressed like ancient people. Although is a small street, but we can spent... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Lots of shops along this street and prices are above average as many tourists visit the street daily. Despite being commercialised, the views of the river, ancient shops and bridges were amazing. A lot of photo opportunities here! The canal, red lanterns, old windows, doors and boats were all so pretty. The street dates more than a thousand years back... More 

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