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Guan Qian Shopping Street

Guan Qian Street, Suzhou 215000, China
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Ranked #20 of 198 Attractions in Suzhou
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Neighborhoods
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Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

A shopping haven! You might wanna try to wander off into the smaller adjacent streets, where you are likely to get a good bargain. Tip: follow the students. There is also a food street, where cheap and good food is served. Must try: barbecued fish.

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Shanghai, China
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406 attraction reviews
1,736 helpful votes 1,736 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

This part fo Suzhou is certainly very popular with locals. They come here to eat fast food or Chinese favorites and shop for clothes and mobile phones. In short, it is just your bog standard pedestrian mall you can find anywhere in China. Some attempt has been made to make it look more "antique" by adding some superficially traditional motifs,... More

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San Diego, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This long walking street is overly priced. It is also crowded during the weekend. Note really my fave place. But if you have Chinese friends to go with you then this could be fun

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Top Contributor
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12 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Visited this “Shopping Street” several times for both shopping and dining. Situated in the middle of the old city, there are many departmental stores, fashion chain stores and restaurants (serve mainly Chinese food) in this “walking street”. You can literally spend a night shopping and dining until you are ready to go to bed. However, merchandise offered at the shops... More

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Sandakan, Malaysia
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The streets are beautiful for photo lovers. They are filled with food stalls and very attractive traditional designated buildings. I personally recommend this street because it is a very popular attraction in Suzhou. Overall it is a good experience.

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Suzhou, China
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

This street is a great street for shopping and seeing other people. When going there you should definetly check out the side streets, they are almost more interesting than the main street. Having U-town and a great Italian restaurant within the outskirts of the Matro- Mall. There are no real tips, other than it's crowded during weekends and you shouldn't... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Since I couldn't find where to review the hawker stalls off Guanqian Street I felt this is the next best place. If you're shopping on Guanqian Street then you have to stroll down Dachengfang Street. It was an incredible surprise to discover this street. The cacophony of smells and sounds are amazing! Here, you'll find the standard meat or seafood... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Guanqian Street has always been in my list of visit after many recommendations from friends. Quiet true enough, the moment we arrived the street, it gives a sense of ancient beauty with a modernized entertainment facilities / decor. I, in particularly like the variety of tea houses. They are really not big, yet give you a cozy feeling, very relax... More

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Guangzhou, China
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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

It has all the restaurant and shops. Always a lot of people and very safe to walk at night. Try to reserved your hotel around it.

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Asian in Cambridge
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10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

It is just a pedestrian mall lined by rows of shops and some fast food restaurants like KFC, Mcdonalds, Pizzahut, etc. One worthwhile visit is an ancient temple along the street and an expensive restaurant dating back to the Qing Dynasty.

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