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Shantang Street

Address: Shantang Street, Jinchang District, Suzhou 215008, China
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Ranked #9 of 199 Attractions in Suzhou
4.5 of 5 stars 214 Reviews
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Kuala Lumpur
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

A short walking street that gives an introduction of Suzhou local stuff to tourists. No harm visiting if you are around the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The original shophouses and streets are very well preserved. An initial stretch is touristy, but walk further and you will enter a stretch of wet market that sells live seafood, poultry and other fresh produce. This street remains part of the locals' daily life.

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Cedar Crest
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36 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Lots of shopping but get away from the stores and enjoy the ancient bridge and pagoda. If you are talk time, the crowds disperse and you can get some great photo's.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Take the Suzhou MRT Line 2 to 石路 Shi Rd Station and then walk eastward to start from the south end. Alternatively, you can take the Suzhou MRT Line 2 to 山塘街ShanTang St. Station and start from the north end. There are lots of shops, resturants, snack foods and cafes along this old historic canal in Shatang Jie (Road). We... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We only spent a few hours here as this is a very long street. It is a traditional canal village, quite commercialized with anything from coffee shops, bars, tourist shopping experiences for all types of shoppers – it introduces you to the local culture, both ancient and modern. Brace yourself for the wet markets – it is quite an experience!... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This place should visit when you at Suzhou. Great scenery place with old building and river. I love starbucks coffee, lucky available at this place. A lot thing to explore here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Shantang Street lies on the bank of the old canal, a stone throw away from the well-known Shilu Pedestrian Street and shopping mall. In reality this road follows the canal all the way to the Tiger Hill about five kilometers away. The whole street is a pleasant walk, with the both the canal and the communities on the banks providing... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The dark side of the Suzhou's canal streets. Quite touristic with many bus loads of tourists getting dropped off on the main road. As the pathways and streets are not all so wide it can be quite crushing. Many local restaurants serving all kinds of fare, some like the one we went to had a nice courtyard, that was not... More 

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Bundaberg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The traditional canal village, this area is now quite commercialized with its coffee shops, bars and other tourist shopping experiences. You are still able to take the canal cruise to see traditional and occupied homes with the occupants going about their daily lives.The wet markets are an experience if you have not seen one before, and you will be sure... More 

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Beijibg
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

If you have a gf or wife, make sure to pass by there, though the street food smell will ruin your romantic day so try to avoid that seen and concentrate on the scenery of the river

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