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“Overpriced and over rayed”

Guan Qian Shopping Street
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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Reviewed February 19, 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 here can easily be found at other tourists attractions at much lower price.

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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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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 show off your wallet.

Thank lulu10007
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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 on a stick but in a small cul-de-sac just off the pedestrian mall are a few others and where I found my favorite stall (I went 2x on separate days it was that good).
There's a place that sells fried potatoes and tofu, which I wasn't craving.
Next to that is stall that sells soups and noodle dishes among other items.
After that you'll find meat on a vertical spit. THIS IS THE PLACE! The beef is mildly flavored and you can order it on a plate w/noodles and other stuff; on a plate, in a rice wrapper like a burrito, or in a bun. I chose the bun with a bit of chopped lettuce. It's soo good. Regardless of which you order you MUST get it sprinkled with ground red pepper. I believe it's Szechuan pepper because it had a numbing effect with a tingling sensation and a bit of heat. And odd but quite addictive.
If you're in the area stop by and you won't regret it. And if you do, well, go to McDonalds.

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