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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Tampere, Finland
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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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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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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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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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