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Shantang Street

Shantang Street, Jinchang District, Suzhou 215008, China
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Ranked #8 of 198 Attractions in Suzhou
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Shanghai, China
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96 reviews 96 reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Perfect night activity in Suzhou to see Red Lanterns hung on all buildings along this pedestrian street along the canals. Your typical trinket shops you find in all tourist streets in China, but very nice vibe at night with the red lanterns. A bit congested with the crowds, but still worth a visit once if you are in Suzhou. Good... More

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Herzlia, Israel
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10 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous settings on the canal, Shantang Road provides you with the atmosphere of what you are expecting on your visit to China. The shopping rad is quite modern but the lanterns are so beautiful and the vegetable market is all the sights sounds and smells of China.

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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Traditional and clasical chinese style destination. it's unique and definately worth to make a trip.

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Hong Kong, China
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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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51 helpful votes 51 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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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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22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 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
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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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