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Shantang Street

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Shantang Street, Jinchang District, Suzhou 215008, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very scenic walking streets. Many small shops selling foods and souvenirs. Do take a slow walk along the streets and canals.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank clyf
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

It was another old town, old street, by the river. But the streets are wider. Lots of food, Resturants, Pubs with live singers, souvenirs shops, etc. I also had a haircut in a traditional barber shop, costing me only 15Rmb including wash. What a deal😉...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kng223
Reviewed 3 November 2018

This is a long pedestrian street along a river. It's just full of shops, restaurants, street performers,etc. You have everything from real street food to nicer restaurants. The atmosphere is nice, although it can get a little too crowded for a narrow street like this....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ernestolebron
Reviewed 15 October 2018

This street will definitely remind you that you are in China. A nice street that has a lot of people, shops, and food. A good stop if you are a tourist. Beware of the smelly tofu but be sure to try the Suzhou Fish! This...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank schultzed94
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Its a must visit place in Suzhou. I would recommend to take 3-4 hours of time if you really wanna enjoy the place. There are lots of places to buy souvenirs, have street food & even nice restaurants. It gets heavily crowded in the evening...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

In my opinion, if you come Suzhou, you should see this street. There are lots of shops where you can buy souvenirs, restaurants, street food, etc. Watching sunset on the bridges is really worth to see. But during holidays, also sometimes in the evening this...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ilaha_08
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Shangtang jie is crowded and lively. A evening visit is recommended. There a variety of shops and restaurants. However the best part of the ancient street is the little alley way. There, one can see the daily life of local chinese residents. Plus the alley...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 11 September 2018

Way too many commercialized shops but they have managed to keep the ancient street interesting with the old houses and gondola. Didn't buy any souvenirs and would suggest never to visit this street on a weekend evening.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank restrictedmic
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Worth to visit one time to see anicient street located in the center of Suzhou. Ancient buildings are kept intact and can have a boat ride through ancient lane. But heavily commercialized and usually very crowded in summer and during weekend.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ra j
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

If you have the chance to visit this street do so. Just to wander along the long length of the street seeing all the different sights, sounds and smells is worth your time. There are many different types of shops, places to eat, food to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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19 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