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Shan Tong Street (山塘街)
Shan Tong Street (山塘街)

Shan Tong Street (山塘街)

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Ranked #6 in Suzhou things to do
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Shantang Street, Jinlu District , Suzhou, Jiangsu 215008, China
+86-512-67236980
http://www.shantang.com.cn/
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Hong Kong, China

Lazy walk ups or a boat ride...whatever works for you, this place got it. Lovely place to walk and exp street food culture.

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Miami

This place is a must see for visitors and tourists alike. Shan tang Jie provides an outlook of ancient Chinese architecture, and ambiance. There are so many places to see. From food to souvenirs of Suzhou, as well as textile, clothes, etc. it's certainly an awesome place to try a variety of local food. Strolling around this place you will find many things to do, you can also take the boat along the canal and have a nice view of the area. It's most beautiful during the evening.

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Hong Kong, China

It only becomes prettier after sunset with the dim lights on. The streets are packed with a variety of shops and souvenirs. Tourists can get on a boat which drifts on the river (in between the streets) at night for an exotic mood.

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Suzhou first Street: Shan Tang Street, the ancient city of Suzhou is a famous south of Yangtze River, late Tang poet Du Xun a poem: "monarch to Suzhou see, people do pillow River. Ancient palace a small leisure, Roadway small bridge over. "streets among many in Suzhou, famous ponds and Street, was praised as" the first street Suzhou. "The reasons: First, Shan Tang Street is a 1,100 years of history, ancient streets; Second, it has the most representative of the pattern characteristics of Suzhou street; third is it with many celebrities, name something related.
Bao Shan Tong Street, was built in the Tang Dynasty over the years, the AD 825 to Suzhou Ren Bai instructed the provincial governor. Shortly after taking office, he sat a sedan chair to Tiger Hill to see the nearby streams and watercourses, waterways blocked, Huiya immediately get to consult the officials decided to Tiger Hill mountains cover breakup and roads, and started to construct a Hill Tong River . It is the east gate of the door near the bridges crossing the monk, looking west of Tiger Mountain bridges, about 3,600 meters, it is commonly known as "Qi Li Shan Tong to the Tiger." The river and canal connecting door in the gate of heaven. In Hetang embankment next to that Shan Tong Street. Shan Shan Tong Street, Tong River of excavation and the construction, greatly facilitate irrigation and transport, this area became a bustling downtown marketplace. Suzhou people are very grateful to Bai, after his departure, the people that the Shan Tong Street, called the white public wall, also built Baigong Ci, as a souvenir.
Shan Tong Street because of its unique geographical location and favorable conditions of water and land transportation, was the Ming and Qing Dynasties of China business, culture, one of the most developed neighborhoods in recent years after the repair of ponds and Street is the natural and cultural landscape of Suzhou essence lies which is called "a microcosm of the old Suzhou Wu culture window." Street surface was parallel, Ho Street adjacent to the pattern, exquisite and elegant building, Graceful ease a cause, street Diansi everywhere, Hall gathering, Prime reproduced Shan Tong Street, downtown. There the people sing: "There is paradise in heaven, there is Suzhou and Hangzhou. Hangzhou Xihu, there are ponds and Suzhou. 2 a good place, infinitely good scenery." This is a vivid portrayal of the Shan Tong Street.
Shan Tong Street, a bustling business district of Suzhou connecting gate of heaven door, an attached gathered flower towns and attractions Tiger Hill Tiger Hill, so, since it has been since the Tang Dynasty's distribution of goods, the North-South traders gather. Qianlong, the famous painter Xu Yang created the "Golden Age of breeding map" scroll (also called "Chart Suzhou downtown Volume"), Suzhou was a painting of the village, one town, one city, one street, one street painting is the Shan Tong Street, to show "Home goods Hill plot, and Smooth out wantonly signs, illuminating as heavenly Brocade" bustling marketplace scene. Cao Xueqin in the "Dream of Red Mansions" is also the gate of the first Chapters of the door, ponds and the area known as "the most is the Red in 12 other rich, romantic place."
Shan Tong Street is the most typical features of Suzhou street. Shan Tong Street, things can be divided into two sections, eastern gate from the gate of heaven until the half-bridge crossing the monk Tangqiao this section are mostly shops and homes, a variety of shops next to one, along the eastern section of the most bustling You Yi Qiao Xing . Shan Tong Street, west section refers to Bantang Bridge to Tiger Hill. Asymptotic outskirts of this section, the river should be open than the East, the river or the trees, the herb Yiyi, or fbird, cottage wild boat. There Puji Bridge, Wild Fang Bang and other scenes, there are "five tomb", "Ge tomb" and other ancient monuments Shan Tong Street has always been beloved by men of letters and the government and celebrities, has left many chanting for. The Qianlong Emperor of the Shan Tong Street, is exceptionally popular, he wrote the poem, there is a direct reference to Shan Tong's nine. Qianlong in 1761 when the Queen Mother 70 birthday, specially in Beijing next along the Tamagawa Zizhuyuan Manjuji built in imitation of a Suzhou Street, Suzhou Street, this is to Shan Tong Street modeled. In 1792, Emperor Qianlong Qing Yi again Regency Park (later Palace) built a Longevity Hill North Suzhou Street, also is a replica of ponds and street. Suzhou Street, later the two were destroyed in the war in 1986, then rebuilt in the Summer Palace, Suzhou Street, so Qi Li Shan Tong's look once again revived in the Capitol.
Shan Tang Street has gone through vicissitudes of 1100 years of wind and rain, Once entering the Shan Tong Street, people have an ancient style sight, Features snacks, delicious food ... small bridges, ancient customs, like fairyland general.

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