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Shantang Street

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Address: Shantang Street, Jinchang District, Suzhou 215008, China
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08:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 17:00
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Lots to do

Quite crowded at times but there's a bit of everything here. Food, drink, historical places to visit and good atmosphere.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Adam H
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of little stores, some with junk others with nicer pieces. There are clothes, souvenirs, and tea. Lots of little bars, I recommend the echo bar. Huge range of cocktails. When we were there they had a fantastic band and it was great to escape the very popular karaoke. Lots of lovely Street food options. A cool and pretty little... More 

Thank Jill M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the place I liked most in Suzhou, really feel like an ancient time. Even though it could be crowded at time, there're lots of things to see and do (shop handmade stuffs, restaurants). I stayed there till sunset and it's amazing

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite crowded at times but there's a bit of everything here. Food, drink, historical places to visit and good atmosphere.

Thank Adam H
Forest, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

This street is like stepping back in time, especially the walk to Tiger Hill. Several temples worth a quick stop. The upper parts of Shantang St has old shops, small run down buildings. Big contrast from modern Suzhou. Culturally a great experience

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Take a boat ride down the canals very interesting to see how they lived and still do live. They call it the Venice of the East - that would be putting it too highly but very interesting and seeing the old buildings and add ons. Once off the boat go into the back streets the best dumplings I have ever... More 

Thank Tracey M
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Been there on 03.12.2016 after the Tiger Hill visit. Feel very pack and crowded at this area. There is boat ride in this area that make it special and other than that, nothing is interesting. Shops are very much the same as it is selling almost the same food. Be alert at this area because many motorcycle speeding at the... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

There are several streets of this type, running along the canals. The canals are very picturesque, and the streets full of shops and restaursnts

Thank Zeituni
Sulaymaniyah, Iraq
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

very nice walk or go on boat on very very old houses and cafe and restaurants and shops near of it really i like it

Thank travelSalman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Interesting to see how life was in this city before high rise took over . Can understand why young people nolonger want to live here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

If you can cope with the always present smell of smoke, this is a perfect evening walk in between the small alleyways and canals. The boatride itself doesnt add much, and most of the for sale items are generic, but cafes, restaurants and overall athmosphere is genuine enough. Dont miss - but an evening experience for sure, "modern" shopping nearby.

Thank Mattias W

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