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Shantang Street

Shantang Street, Jinchang District, Suzhou 215008, China
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Shantang Street, Jinchang District, Suzhou 215008, China
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Reviewed June 17, 2015

Went to this street at night and it was lighted with so many beautiful bulbs. A very nice view indeed. But it's crowded. Along the way, you can find lots of local delicacies. Most shops sells souvenirs and some local made products. The street is...More

4  Thank choihb
Reviewed June 8, 2015

According to history, this street is over a thousand years old and is known as “China First Street.” The city of Suzhou revived this street to its former glory for their countrymen and tourists to enjoy and to know a bit more about the history....More

Thank faithandhope2live
Reviewed May 24, 2015

Shantang Street, an ancient riverside pedestrian road, more than 1100 years old, runs from the Changmen Gate to scenic Tiger Hill. It is 2.2 miles (seven li) long, hence the other name used: ‘Seven-Li Shantang’. Most of the tourist activities are concentrated in Old Shantang...More

5  Thank ploddinghappily
Reviewed May 13, 2015

Beautiful canal and vital historical street with lots of small shops to explore. If you walk under the road bridge to the other side away from "the tourist area", you will find a local food market which is quite exotic.

Thank JouniKes
Reviewed May 12, 2015

A walk through these lanes will take you back by a few decades for sure. The crowds are interesting and the walk is worth the time. Would suggest to go just before sunset to enjoy the street while daytime and also the lighting after sunset....More

1  Thank mohanmonu99
Reviewed May 2, 2015

Quiet high prices, but you can walk for hours there. People speak English in few stores, and if not there is always ways to get along. Few store that making hand crafts, with loud music, and hammer beets in the tempo. Nice

1  Thank elidag156
Reviewed April 12, 2015

A great walk. Yes it is crowded, but it is full of local hustle and bustle and is well worth your time. A great place to explore and pick up any thing you fancy in the plethora of side shops and market vendors: good local...More

1  Thank anthonyreich
Reviewed February 25, 2015

This is the most famous place in Suzhou, the view of the canal looks very traditional but the street is very touristy... with souvenir shops everywhere... it's nice to see at night.

2  Thank Petri71
Reviewed February 18, 2015

Shantang Street is an old street and the place was established over one thousand years ago. However, there are tourist area and non-tourist area. You will see all the re-built section which is attractive and filled with different type of stores, including the cruise boat...More

9  Thank BigSeaWave
Reviewed February 18, 2015

I think this is a must visit attraction in Suzhou. Lots going on, easy to get to and very pretty buildings overlooking the famous canals of the city

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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