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Pingjiang Road

Pingjiang Road, Pingjiang District, Suzhou, China
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Ranked #6 of 199 Attractions in Suzhou
4.5 of 5 stars 351 Reviews
Type: Other, Landmarks
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Type: Other, Landmarks

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
37 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

An old, small street form by bunch of beautiful old buildings, all the buildings built by the canal, you may take a boat to cruise along or just relaxing at the coffee house of pub by the river.There are a lot of unique and beautiful restaurant, coffee house, art gallery, hostel and shops here. The atmosphere here is nice, a... More 

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Hong Kong
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

It has a small river alongside and there's a lot of small shops, restaurants, I saw an old man playing harmonica and giving candies to children walking by... a must go place.

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113 reviews 113 reviews
37 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This street has a nice feel to it. The canal along side is relaxing. The store owners/workers don't harass customers overly much, although there may be a bit more attention than westerners are accustomed to. We tried some tasty street food. By Chinese standards, the prices are quite high, but for your average overseas tourist, not so much. It's worth... More 

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Gresham, Oregon
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65 reviews 65 reviews
31 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I just had a short time in Suzhou and an even shorter time on Pingjiang road. I went there at dusk and took pictures, then back the next day with my wife before we checked out of our hotel. Getting there was just a short walk, because we were staying at the Suzhou Scholars Hotel nearby. I recommend going both... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

To reach Pinjiang Road canal area, take the MRT Line 1 to相门XiangMen station. It is a delightful day exploring the area filled with delightful shops, snack vendor and café. The canal is still home to local residents. There are many wonderful restaurants along the entire street. You can do a boat ride along the canal. Pinjiang Road canal area is... More 

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North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I loved all the shops and ethnic foods, along with unique stores selling huge garden stones, homemade candies, and tea shops galore. Loved watching gondolas on the canal, a wedding photo shoot, but very much disliked all the scooters nearly running you over on their way through the narrow streets.

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This place should visit when you at Suzhou. Great scenery place with old building and river. Not must choice, but great heritage structures.

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131 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Walking along the canal with many small shops and cafes in the older buildings, gives the area a special feeling. While not as touristic as Shantang street on the other side of town, Pingjiang seems quieter and more relaxed, even less people. Lots of interesting photo opportunities, with the canal, buildings and the side streets with the avg. chinese way... More 

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Suzhou, China
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Located in the downtown part of Suzhou PJ road boasts a long and interesting history. Indeed some of the stone bridges are ancient and several local houses are well preserved. Unfortunately the stagnant water in the nearby canal stinks and is really hard to ignore.

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76 reviews 76 reviews
58 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Visited for a different take on this beautiful old Chinese district. Late afternoon, mid week, the area is relatively empty of people but still very high on delightful shopping, traditional sights, foods and delicacies from the area. As the lights came on over the canal, and more people arrived, you could feel the 'vibe' come to life. Definitely worth several... More 

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