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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 2 days ago

We took a canal cruise and got off and strolled down this street. It feels like an authentic local market. Lots of shops with a broad selection of fresh produce, live crabs, ready-to-eat foods, crafts, restaurants etc.

Thank Phil G
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see in Suzhou to really understand its history.Some bridges and buildings were built 200 B.C wrapped around the beautiful Suzhou waterways. Excellent restaurants,bars,authentic shops,tea houses,silk clothing shops. Great for couples & families. Excellent chance to take some lovely Chinese cultural pictures. Suggested time...More

Thank Brett W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good place to visit and get a tick on the tourist list. Worth wandering the side streets also. Loads of cheap gift shops and stalls to see.

Thank Scott-KTM950
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The canals were to nest part of the city. Take the canal tour; it is affordable and worth the price. The photo opportunity from the tour is amazing. A lot of history within the canals that you won't be able to see from the street....More

Thank Sabina T
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

An interesting street about 40 minutes walk from the centre of Suzhou. Take your time to walk down and take in the local lifestyle. If possible, walk beyond the stalls to get into the guts of the local neighborhood. Be careful with food and drink...More

Thank Hibbilman
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Have enjoyed a few walks up and down the area. I really enjoy that the vendors are not aggressive like the tourist areas in Beijing. Prices at the shops are very fair which eliminates the need to bargain for items.

Thank Steve K
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Suzhou's old town is called "Venice of China". However there are only few spots where it gets really atmospheric and picturesque, e.g. on Shantang Street. It is worth seeing if you are visiting the city, that's for sure.

Thank Piotrek B
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Southern of China, always has some nice place for solo trave. I went to Sunzhou at the end of last year for some reasons, and I was lived in a hotal which near by Shantang Street. Actually, I heard the named of Shantang Street long...More

Thank 453,147,539
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

This place is nice for having a walk in the evening. The place has shops, restaurants and coffee shops. Can stroll along the canals, take photos and have a boat ride. The boat ride time is 30 minutes having a fare of around 50 yuan....More

1  Thank Muhammad S
Reviewed 11 August 2017

I visited Suzhou in June 2017. I took a taxi from Tiger Hill to Shantang Street. From the point where the taxi lets you off on a bridge, you have to walk down a flight of steps. Shantang Street is located next to some active...More

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20 March 2016|
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Response from Lao G | Reviewed this property |
7-day inn is just next door to the subway exit 1
8 April 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