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Address: Shantang Street, Jinchang District, Suzhou 215008, China
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Little Venice of Suzhou!

Great place to enjoy local Suzhou culture. A very beautiful though a little crowded pedestrian sceniC spot of Suzhou. If you like to enjoy opera, go in there at around 10in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Great place to enjoy local Suzhou culture. A very beautiful though a little crowded pedestrian sceniC spot of Suzhou. If you like to enjoy opera, go in there at around 10in the morning, and you might see performance, FREE! A boat ride is also recommended. I used to live near there for two years and know each and every information... More 

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Lobith, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Similar to other traditional streets but still very nice to see. Very 'Venice like'. Traditional houses, boats and many restaurants and shops. Nice to spend your evening.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I visited the canals some 30 years ago and find little difference from the early days. There are more local tourist than foreigners this time. Restaurants are now modern, but have more interesting offerings. I did not take the boat ride on this visit

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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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