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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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Very nice ancient street.......a night walk will be best.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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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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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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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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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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Address: 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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