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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

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank restrictedmic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank ra j
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank sm05060
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all... I came upon this place with pure luck. This was closest to my hotel and one of the colleague suggested i visit this place, hence the visit. But this place is a nice bustling alleyway filled with lots and lots of shops....More

Thank bhushan b
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Reaching Shantang Street on a rainy afternoon, with my Chinese friends and their extremely naughty daughter, we booked a private boat for a cruise down the canal. It was a nice relaxing experience, the boatsman tactfully moving across the canal.. he served us green tea...More

Thank agrawalrsachin
Reviewed 11 August 2018

The street is interesting and filled with different smells and sounds. The shops are really nice and you can get some, extremely expensive, but very good silk here. You can also purchase pearls. We also stopped at a shop that specialized in rose flavored things...More

Thank Brandi B
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

It’s always nice to find somewhere where you can walk and enjoy life. Shantang street provides that opportunity as long as you are aware of the scooter riders! The street is popular with both local and foreign tourists. There are plenty of places to both...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

A historical Suzhou street with Suzhou styled buildings, but there are just way too many tourists and commercialized. If you are into shopping and eating and want to have a night view of the street, then you should go here. But if you want to...More

Thank Harry W
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

For the area, this is a good spot to wander and spend the evening, however, compared to similar places in other cities, there was a small choice of different things. You had the same shops with different names selling the same things all over (korean...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