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Address: Pingjiang Road, Pingjiang District, Suzhou, China
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Go in early morning or off-season and step back in time

Get off the bus on a commonplace, busy modern street, walk 100 steps, take the half-hidden, narrow entry to the right and find yourself magically transported. You will be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Aiken, South Carolina

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Aiken, South Carolina
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Get off the bus on a commonplace, busy modern street, walk 100 steps, take the half-hidden, narrow entry to the right and find yourself magically transported. You will be walking on a narrow, granite-paved street along old Suzhou's encircling canal/river, with ancient whitewashed houses on the opposite side. Daily life goes on completely unselfconsciously in these houses, with locals washing... More 

Thank BostonGCC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful small shops, tea and coffee houses, restaurants; very picturesque, pleasant for a stroll and photo taking

Thank jbjb83
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our personal rickshaw tour of Pingjiang Road, where our driver took us up and down old streets to see the lifestyle of people and the district. He was a lovely man, who spoke very little English, and it was a warm day when we took our tour. We are both big Australians, and we kept telling him to... More 

Thank Kid_U_Not58
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The buildings, the street, the bridges are good, but the shopkeepers make destroy its beauty, they put too much of billboards or advertising elements in front of the shops or outside the walls of the shops, or hang clothes or towels outside, that make it inharmonious with the look of the ancient buildings.

Thank Robredo
New Zealand
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Look beyond the shops / commercial elements and you would appreciate the historical elements of this area. Personally I love historic streets / buildings so I really enjoyed my visit here. There's lots of boutique shops but they are repetitive. I happened to stumbled across an amazing restaurant and had my meal upstairs on a balcony overlooking the canal -... More 

Thank J K
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very atmospheric area of the old town with canals, bridges and old bulidings reaching down to the waterside. A real local's market was a visceral experience with live fish and birds etc being killed at the point of sale. An array of interesting fruit, vegetables and foodstuffs as well as bargains for visitors, definitely worth visiting this area.

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Sandefjord, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very special place, all the old buildings is intact and feel like walking in a historical story. Only the stores have modern environment. The canal is not very clean, so don't fall into or loose something into it. I had a bad experience when we wanted to eat by this canal. The restaurant ignored me totally and the food was... More 

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Meridian, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walked along enjoying the atmosphere of seeing the locals and their shopping. Also worth jumping on a boat and taking a very relaxing trip down the canals to see how people are still living in this area.

Thank wuzachief
Suzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We got a taxi to Pingjiang Street and wandered down along the canal. There were quite a few shops and bridges that were 1000 years old! Along the canal were boats and one lady was singing lovely songs as she rowed the boat down the canal. She was very good and people on the shore applauded her when she finished.... More 

Thank Kgriffiths999
Sao Carlos, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Small, narrow road, beside a small river that takes you to the old tow of Suzhou. It is really a msut see in Suzhou, very, very good place. At the time that I visited there was even a Starbucks on the road, but beside of this western conflict everything else is chinese, with a nice old touch. Very good!

Thank Silas C

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