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Pingjiang Road, Suzhou

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Explore Pingjiang Road, which has been the city's center of cultural life for 800 years since the Song Dynasty. The road stretches for 1,606 m (5270 ft) parallel to the Pingjiang River and contains series of ancient sophisticated houses designed with characteristic black tiles and white walls. As you take a stroll along the historic road, visit artsy bookshops, museums, opera theaters, and especially teahouses, where locals perform Suzhou Pingtan--a form of Chinese musical narrative. You can also go on a boat ride down the Grand Canal, where traditionally dressed boaters sing their native songs. Watch for traffic, as scooters regularly whiz by close to sidewalks. To visit Pingjiang Road on your holiday in Suzhou, and find out what else Suzhou has to offer, use our Suzhou.
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  • We came here in the late afternoon/ early evening before they closed the road. Nice walk beside a small canal. Still plenty of people in the area. Lots of old buildings converted to tea houses and...  more »
  • Wonderful street to walk down to get a feel of old Suzhou. Lots of tea shops, restaurants, coffee shops, and souvenirs shops to browse. Great place to people watch as lots of locals love to wear...  more »

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