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Shantang Street

Shantang Street, Jinchang District, Suzhou 215008, China
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Ranked #9 of 200 Attractions in Suzhou
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Singapore, Singapore
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This place is located in the heart of the city, walking distance from Holiday Inn Jasmine hotel. Nice walk around to see the Suzhou traditional building, lots of things to purchase and eat. If you enjoy a boat ride, this is one of the place to go, there are also lots of cafe and bar to hang around to enjoy... More

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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194 reviews 194 reviews
116 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We stayed inside old town 3D2N by Sept 2014. There are lots of tours coming during nite time. The food here is respectively high. So better having your meals out of the old town. The town is quite at the morning. We can saw many couple come here for wedding photos shooting. A short stayed here is a refreshing experience... More

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Kerteh, Terengganu
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We found Shantang Street on a spontaneous trip looking for a canal and alhamdulillah everything went well...because Shantang Street have everything a traditional water town has to offer... novelties stands, picturifique sites that almost came out of a historical chinese movies (imagine horses and soldiers used to walk on the rocky pathways), boat ride (just forget that you are actually... More

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Shanghai, China
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96 reviews 96 reviews
48 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Perfect night activity in Suzhou to see Red Lanterns hung on all buildings along this pedestrian street along the canals. Your typical trinket shops you find in all tourist streets in China, but very nice vibe at night with the red lanterns. A bit congested with the crowds, but still worth a visit once if you are in Suzhou. Good... More

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Herzlia, Israel
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Gorgeous settings on the canal, Shantang Road provides you with the atmosphere of what you are expecting on your visit to China. The shopping rad is quite modern but the lanterns are so beautiful and the vegetable market is all the sights sounds and smells of China.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Traditional and clasical chinese style destination. it's unique and definately worth to make a trip.

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Hong Kong, China
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Shantang Jie is a picturesque, restored and renovated area along a canal at the Northwest corner of the Suzhou old city that evokes older times in China. Avoid going when the area is crowded, such as weekends. We went on a Sunday, which was a mistake. Not only did the crowds detract from the sights, but the frequent motorbike traffic... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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93 reviews 93 reviews
76 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We were kinda lost when we were trying to find this place, fortunately there was a nice local kid who helped us to find this place. It's a very nice place, with the canals and the shops along the streets selling something to eat and drink. You can also take a boat ride there.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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100 reviews 100 reviews
43 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Such a beautiful place to see, walk around, eat, and shop a little! I am so glad that I got to experience such a beautiful, historic location!

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Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I only made 2 visits, less than a couple of hours each time, and I already came across countless wedding shoots. The backdrop is a photo treat. Almost at any angle, you're likely to capture something beautiful. Architecture aside, some souvenir shops provide a good deal of local products worth a buy.

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