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Address: Pingjiang Road, Pingjiang District, Suzhou, China

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Better than Shantang Street

We went there with the family and enjoyed the variety of interesting shops, handicraft or design, restaurants and coffee places are much nicer and cheaper than Shantang street...

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Beijing, China
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We went there with the family and enjoyed the variety of interesting shops, handicraft or design, restaurants and coffee places are much nicer and cheaper than Shantang street...

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Shanghai, China
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43 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Pingjiang Road is a quaint, picturesque street populated by numerous eateries, tea-houses, hostels, street vendors, and specialty shops. A canal lines the walk, and helps cement the quite magical and festive atmosphere. Take a stroll, take in good food and bad beer while imbibing the uniquely Chinese ambiance and aesthetic. Well worth a stop if you find yourself in Suzhou.

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Boston
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Perfect for strolling, be sure to take your time. Perch or sit along the way, and give people a chance to talk to you. The grandparents with the young children encourage them to come up to you and try their English. Not usually much beyond "Hello" a giggle and then a run back to the grandparent, but it is great... More 

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Suzhou, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Interesting old architecture. A few decent cafes. But this place is overrun by Chinese tourists making it generally unpleasant. Don't visit if you suffer from claustrophobia.

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Suzhou, China
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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A stroll down Pingjiang Lu on a sunny afternoon is a must if you are in Suzhou. This quaint little lane alongside a canal is simply beautiful, and full of history and culture. You can partake in tea ceremonies, buy little nick knacks, take a ride on a canal boat, or just enjoy the architecture.

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421 helpful votes 421 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I read complaints that this is a little touristy and to a point I guess it is, since it is all shops and restaurants; I was there in February and only saw 5 or 6 other westerners in the 3+ hours on the street or eating. The walk is nice although it helps to be okay with the crowds and... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Pingjiang Road is a fun place to browse shops, tea houses and restaurants. It's touristy, but it was still really enjoyable! My husband and I had the best time stopping into a little flower shop, having tea at the cutest café, and browsing knick-knacks along the way...ultimately making our way to the Suzhou Museum and Humble Administrator's Garden. Much more... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

As a local resident in Suzhou, I always recommend this place for all my friends. I strolled there more than once a month before. Even now I am in a decent city in the UK, I miss Pingjiang Road very much. I have to recommend this road to all the tourists with sincerity. Go there then you would know why... More 

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Springboro, Ohio
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91 reviews 91 reviews
17 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Not impressed. It seems to be loaded with shops targeted at tourists. Where's the original China? Wanted to see more sites dedicated to culture.

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Xi'an, China
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28 reviews 28 reviews
27 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Just past the humble garden, at the end of the cobblestone street, turn right at the Family mart and then wander down the narrow street along the canal. The beginning doesn't look like much, but it improves. Cute little tourist area, nice photos, old homes, pubs, food vendors, souvenirs, and a cat cafe. Looks really great at night after the... More 

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