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Address: Shantang Street, Jinchang District, Suzhou 215008, China
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Not half bad on a rainy night

I've been told this place is really nice at night, however we were only able to go during the day and to add to it was raining while we went, it was still nice to see though.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been told this place is really nice at night, however we were only able to go during the day and to add to it was raining while we went, it was still nice to see though.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The street is impressive - full of shops for tourists, but there are bargains to be found! Old China meets tourism - but it's worth the visit, and a very interesting place to just sit and people watch. We also took a boat ride with a terrific driver, who serenaded us with a beautiful Chinese traditional folk song - it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The main street is very crowded, it has not much to see because almost all the shops are doing business in modern ways, that make it loose the feeling. But it will be better to view the water way along the canal or from stone bridges, the scenes will give you a feeling that you were back to 1000 years... More 

Thank Robredo
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The old historical town no doubt been commercialised, it still has its charm for tourists who wish to visit during day time, or go for the evening market which is spoiled with lots of local food and shops.

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend a stroll through Shantang Street. I expected this place to be commercial / touristy so I was able to overlook that and absorb the history of this place. Absolutely loved it!

Thank J K
new hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shantang Jie is free (which is awesome) and directly accessible on metro line 2. It's a great sneak peak into old world Suzhou with classic homes and a working canal. You can take a boat ride down the main canal here, or just walk the streets and people watch. It can be a tourist trap so if you're looking for... More 

1 Thank romarathon
Shanghai Region, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I used to love this place but by now it is too commercial, too touristy and not really worth going there, unless you nearby and want to take a few pics...The buildings and setup is nice. Also you can combine it with the Shilu shopping area, basically in walking distance.

Thank traveleatsee
Pattaya, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is another must see location and gives an insight into the History of the area, I was around during daytime, nighttime and there is some very impressive photo opportunities.

Thank Alasdair D
Sandefjord, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best to visit in the evening. The atmosphere is very nice and lamps and lights decorates the canal and the streets. Very popular place to go and can be very crowed in the evening and public holidays. Take good time and look around. I have been here often and never been bored so far.

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The street of Shantang awaken all your senses!! A must visit. There is so much going on and it is how the locals live! We walked the full stretch and the sights are great!

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