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Address: Shantang Street, Suzhou 215008, China
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Authentic but crowded

- Beautiful canals and bridges - Lots of merchants - Lots of fast authentic street food - Live music - Nice restaurants

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Shai R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

- Beautiful canals and bridges - Lots of merchants - Lots of fast authentic street food - Live music - Nice restaurants

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good place to shop and eat but personally I still preferred Guan Qian Jie. However, it was really nice for night photo-taking. I loved it!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great place to be early in the morning and I had the best fried dumplings in my entire life at one of the vendors for breakfast.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's really crowded... jammed packed with local tour groups. There are also river tours you could do from there which probably explains the crowds. It is kinda nice place to walk down the old streets of Suzhou - cobbled streets, lantern lit evenings and small bridge over the rivers. However, I'd rather go to Pingjiang Road for a similar experience.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't come here to shop--unless you like lots of kitsch and overpriced silk. However, the sights, the canals, the architecture, all fascinating! We stayed through sundown and found a beautiful vista with an amazing sunset (along with about 10 other photographers with real cameras as opposed to our iPhones). Just at the peak of sunset, all the buildings lit up!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

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 August 16, 2016 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 ...

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Thank Puja M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 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.

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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.

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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

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