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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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Old town take a boat ride

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Tracey M
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW 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 

Thank AhMeng78
Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago

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
Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank bannlagan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is a great spot to walk along and browse the shops. We went on a Saturday night and it is a very popular area. Well worth seeing.

Thank John D
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We enjoyed a stroll here, interesting buildings &. Even more interesting Characters. There were restaurants & bars but as it was earlier these were closed, but i preferred it as less crowded & you got to enjoy the sights

Thank Bowyergirl52
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We took a cab from our hotel, which took about ten minutes and cost $14 RMB- $2.25 USD (Pan Pacific Suzhou) We had a light lunch there and shop for trinket. The narrow Canal is teem with tourist boat; tacky yet fun in its own way. Enjoyed the atmosphere and it's shop.

Thank retiredhaha
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We walked up tiger hill then followed Shantang Street all the way back to town. The section of the street closest to tiger hill was interesting but mainly residential with nothing much too see, it was the middle and lower sections that were of most interest. We arrived at the section closest to town around nightfall and there were a... More 

Thank Ryan O

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