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Address: Shantang Street, Jinchang District, Suzhou 215008, China
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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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For me Suzhou is like Venice of Italy. There are so many lake ways within the city with old houses lining up next to it. Shantang Street is one such area with a lakeway on one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

For me Suzhou is like Venice of Italy. There are so many lake ways within the city with old houses lining up next to it. Shantang Street is one such area with a lakeway on one side that's ideal to go for long gondola like boat ride and on the other side you have restaurants and shops. It's a stone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Wonderful traditional environment. Seeing a canal with lots of rowing boat. Good time to take photos at there. Enjoy eating local food. Must visit !

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Suzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Shantang street is a must do when visiting Suzhou. Although it can be very busy at times it is definitely worth it and gives some 'hustle and bustle' to the place. There are many touristy shops, and you can often see musicians playing in the building part way along. At the end of the road you can go ahead to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Nice street, many thing to satisfy your shopping urges. If you love ancient water town but don’t have enough times to travel, this street is suitable for you. It also have canals, boat, old buildings and old shopping streets like any water towns. You won’t get the orient Venice feel, but it quite close enough. So don’t miss it if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Went to this street at night and it was lighted with so many beautiful bulbs. A very nice view indeed. But it's crowded. Along the way, you can find lots of local delicacies. Most shops sells souvenirs and some local made products. The street is easily accessible thru metro subway.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

According to history, this street is over a thousand years old and is known as “China First Street.” The city of Suzhou revived this street to its former glory for their countrymen and tourists to enjoy and to know a bit more about the history. We went with a tour group, so time was limited, we can’t wander on our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Shantang Street, an ancient riverside pedestrian road, more than 1100 years old, runs from the Changmen Gate to scenic Tiger Hill. It is 2.2 miles (seven li) long, hence the other name used: ‘Seven-Li Shantang’. Most of the tourist activities are concentrated in Old Shantang Street, which is a side street of around 360 meters long, one block parallel to... More 

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Tampere, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Beautiful canal and vital historical street with lots of small shops to explore. If you walk under the road bridge to the other side away from "the tourist area", you will find a local food market which is quite exotic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

A walk through these lanes will take you back by a few decades for sure. The crowds are interesting and the walk is worth the time. Would suggest to go just before sunset to enjoy the street while daytime and also the lighting after sunset. Take time to enjoy the local shops and buy some souvenirs. Bargain hard else you... More 

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Hod Hasharon, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Quiet high prices, but you can walk for hours there. People speak English in few stores, and if not there is always ways to get along. Few store that making hand crafts, with loud music, and hammer beets in the tempo. Nice

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Additional Information about Shantang Street

Address: Shantang Street, Jinchang District, Suzhou 215008, China
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Jiangsu  >  Suzhou
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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