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Shantang Street

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Address: Shantang Street, Suzhou 215008, China
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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Nice Night out ...

It's a nice place very good part of town lots of places to eat ... Sometimes too much crowded but overall good ... Shop owners are bit rude here ...

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Puja M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was worth to take the boat with AC and to visit a famous tea house, where a couple sings old songs and play traditional Chinese instruments.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a nice place very good part of town lots of places to eat ... Sometimes too much crowded but overall good ... Shop owners are bit rude here ...

Thank Puja M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With almost 40 degrees we strolled through the street and decided to let a riksja show us around. For 50rmb an hour he showed us around. Friendly relaxed way to see the surroundings.

Thank Deepak1962
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

A place to visit and learn about Suzhou history. It was maintain as much as possible to the past with commercialization of shops and river cruise. Walking down the narrow walk way and trying out local cuisine. Worth a trip and the night light around the structure was attractive. There are also shopping centers around the area.

Thank Willm1368
Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

the place comes to life as the sun goes down. All the shops are brightly lit and the streets have Chinese lanterns. The streets are cobbled and the place has rustic charm to it. Is always crowded as equally visited by locals as well as foreigners. Amazing place to click pictures in the evening with all the background lighting

1 Thank Sumedha G
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

We went in the evening and it was chaos. As others have said, the lanterns were nice, but the crowds were overwhelming. I can't really recommend.

Thank Kelly S
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

nice place to visit at night and look at the scenary. Crowded, with lots of bars and restaurants for you to sit down. Not really a relaxing place for a cup of coffee like in Venice if that's what you think, but still worth a look around the ancient canal.

Thank Ray L
Solo, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

The shops were old fashioned but very clean, they sells from souvenirs, traditional snacks and handcrafted items. Unfortunately it was raining so we couldnot enjoy the shops one by one... But overall it was a great experience. Recommended.....

3 Thank DanielMuljanto
Hong Kong
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Superficially Shan Tang Street symbolises the historic life style of Suzhou or Southern China. Buildings, canals, boats all look rather traditional. Yet a closer look at shops suggest the contrary. There is very little "Suzhou" left in the alleys. The cuisine, merchandise, and grocery all represent a mixture of mediocrity in quality and design...

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Visited Shantang Street (Seven-Li Shantang) late afternoon just before dark. Red lanterns lined the canal and walkways making an attractive sight. Canal rides were available along the white building lined canal. As dark was approaching we just walked along the touristy side, across a small bridge and back along the other side, with many busy restaurants and shops lining the... More 

1 Thank xlcapris

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