Shantang Ancient Street is an ancient commercial street along the Shantang River in Northwest Suzhou. It boasts 1000 years of history and was built by the Tang Dynasty poet Bai Juyi when he was a government official in Suzhou. Today, at the southern end of the street, there is a temple built to commemorate him. Ancient bridges span across the river canals, and both sides of the canals are lined with old houses and traditional shops. In the evening, the red lanterns lining the street are reflected in the river, creating a picturesque scenery. You can take a boat ride for a fee, or find a tea house to drink tea and listen to traditional Suzhou Pingtan.
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One of the prominent ancient streets in Suzhou. This street is adjacent to Shilu which is another famous shopping street. Like other common features of ancient streets in China, Shangtang also have a canal with many bars, restaurants and shops. The night view is stunning! The street is not so long, you can finish from one end to another without a stop within a few minutes.
The beautiful slow sailing boats 🛥 of Shantang street.
The ride is such a pleasant feeling with all the marvelous views 🌉 and with the lovely boat rider. He will sing the traditional songs and make us entertained 🎼. At night all the lights starts illuminating the street 💫✨. Lot of local food stalls are also a main attraction of this place. 🍲🍜🌯🍛
Shangtang Street is located in the northwest of Suzhou's old town. Stretching over 3600m meters, it is also known as “Seven-mile Shantang”. During the Ming and Qing periods, it was hailed as “the First Street in China”. Suzhou’s attractions are rather centralized. We recommend that you ride a bicycle through the streets and alleyways. As rickshaws are not yet an industry standard, it’s best to negotiate a suitable price with the driver before hopping on.
If you ask me the neighborhood that can best feel the charm of Suzhou, I think of one is Pingjiang Road and the other is Shantang Street. From the east of the Qili Mountain to the Red Dust, the one or two rich and beautiful places in Tuen Mun, and the west to the Wuzhong First Place Tiger Hill, such a long street has gradually become a popular tourist attraction because of the bustling scene. The essence of the episode is actually not as long as seven miles. The charm of
Suzhou is of course the bridge, the Shantang Street is leaning against the Shantang River, and there are 7 ancient stone bridges across the river. The most favorite picture is the slow sailing of the boat on the river. between. There is also an ancient stage. In fact, the stage was originally built in Qiwang Temple. Later, it was moved to Shantang Street. During the weekends and holidays, there will be various cultural performances on the stage.
I like this stage of day and night conversion of Shantang Street, and the visitors are the most. As the sun sets, the dim light illuminates the wall and adds another kind of femininity. When the night falls, the red lanterns on the mountain road are lit up, if not for many tourists, and A variety of souvenirs and snacks sold on both sides of the street, I almost have a feeling of crossing back to ancient times.
Take the Metro Line 2 Shantang Street Station and you can get there directly, although I don't really like Shantang Street, because there are too many tourists, and I don't know what some inexplicable souvenirs and cultural works are sold...only love The scenery here.