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Shantang Street

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Address: Shantang Street, Jinchang District, Suzhou 215008, China
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US$112.50*
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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 23 December 2016
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Conveniently located close to Suzhou station on a metro line, this riverside areas are romantic and interesting during night time.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked down the street and explored the curio shops and restaurants(which were few and far between and smelt of old oil) The shops were not so busy so we could look around inside but there where a lot of shops flogging the same wares, so it became boring. When we tried to find something to eat, we were greeted... More 

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Crowded Garbage everywhere Nobody speaks english Food is average You can skip this spot and try visiting another place in Suzhou.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe it was the time of day I went, but I went in the afternoon and it was incredibly crowded. I couldn't even move through at some points because I was squished by people on all sides of me. They do sell street food as well as trinkets and there are restaurants but I thought they were unreasonably priced.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 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 23 December 2016

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

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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 

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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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