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Shantang Street

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Shantang Street, Jinchang District, Suzhou 215008, China
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Shantang street should be the main attraction of Suzhou. Whole place is so beautiful with canals and shops/bar along both sides of canal. Lot of eateries and souvenir shops along small food joints throng the whole street. Ideally to be visited during night as it's...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We actually started our visit half way up the street and found it very different to what we expected ... The northern end (walking towards tiger hill) it is set up for the locals! Fruit & vegetable stalls, bread bakers, butchers, fish mungers, spices, pulses,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sasha M
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Very scenic walking streets. Many small shops selling foods and souvenirs. Do take a slow walk along the streets and canals.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank clyf
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

It was another old town, old street, by the river. But the streets are wider. Lots of food, Resturants, Pubs with live singers, souvenirs shops, etc. I also had a haircut in a traditional barber shop, costing me only 15Rmb including wash. What a deal😉...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kng223
Reviewed November 3, 2018

This is a long pedestrian street along a river. It's just full of shops, restaurants, street performers,etc. You have everything from real street food to nicer restaurants. The atmosphere is nice, although it can get a little too crowded for a narrow street like this....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ernestolebron
Reviewed October 15, 2018

This street will definitely remind you that you are in China. A nice street that has a lot of people, shops, and food. A good stop if you are a tourist. Beware of the smelly tofu but be sure to try the Suzhou Fish! This...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank schultzed94
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Its a must visit place in Suzhou. I would recommend to take 3-4 hours of time if you really wanna enjoy the place. There are lots of places to buy souvenirs, have street food & even nice restaurants. It gets heavily crowded in the evening...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ankit2385
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

In my opinion, if you come Suzhou, you should see this street. There are lots of shops where you can buy souvenirs, restaurants, street food, etc. Watching sunset on the bridges is really worth to see. But during holidays, also sometimes in the evening this...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ilaha_08
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Shangtang jie is crowded and lively. A evening visit is recommended. There a variety of shops and restaurants. However the best part of the ancient street is the little alley way. There, one can see the daily life of local chinese residents. Plus the alley...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank angryduck113
Reviewed September 11, 2018

Way too many commercialized shops but they have managed to keep the ancient street interesting with the old houses and gondola. Didn't buy any souvenirs and would suggest never to visit this street on a weekend evening.

Date of experience: August 2018
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March 19, 2016|
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Response from Lao G | Reviewed this property |
7-day inn is just next door to the subway exit 1
April 7, 2015|
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Response from Lao G | Reviewed this property |
Very easy! Subway to Shantang jie, exit 1, walk 300 metres till you reach the arched bridge, there you are
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Getting around Suzhou with a wheelchaired senior travellor (0 Replies)
Hi All, wonder if there are any reliable and affordable private drivers that can fetch us to various attractions? these are the places that i wish to visit, - Shantang Street - Lingering Garden - Hanshan Temple - Guanqian Street - Zhou Zhuang? is it feasible for the wheelchair travellor? Thank you.
September 25, 2013|
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Susana Q. (1 Replies)
Qual dos onibus turisticos passa por Shantang Street e Pingjiang Road em Suzhou?
February 08, 2018|
Response fromThanksSocialSecurity|
Which of the tour buses pass through Shantang Street and Pingjiang Road in Suzhou? Susana: Probably best to use English on this forum. I made a translation for you.
Suzhou itinerary need advice (2 Replies)
I have one day in Suzhou and half day in Tongli. In Suzhou, I plan to visit: (1) Humble Administrator Garden (2) Master of Nets Garden (3) Panmen area (incl Ruiguang Pagoda) (4) Beisi Pagoda (5) Hanshan Temple (6) Tiger Hill (7) Twin Pagoda (8) Xuanmiao Temple (9) Shantang Street (10) Pinjiang Street Is it too much to cover for the one day Suzhou? Thank you.
May 25, 2009|
Response fromzhuhai2007|
Impossible. You could manage 3 of the above (eg 1,2 & 6) - 4 if you are not a photgrapher or garden buff, assuming you stay the night and get an early start at the first garden. If you are not there in a weekend you might be able to cover more. I don't know the last 2 streets - what is there?