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  • Address: Pingjiang Road, Suzhou, Eastern China, China

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Pingjiang Road Tours

Pingjiang Road is an ancient canal-side street located in the city of Suzhou. The road and its surroundings have been around for more than 800 years, since the Song Dynasty. A popular tourist destination, this charming cobblestone street gives visitors a fascinating glimpse into local Suzhou life.
 
More than 1,600 meters long, Pingjiang Road is lined with quaint old bookshops, local theaters, and traditional Suzhou houses with whitewashed walls and black tiles. You’ll also find eccentric cafes, jewelry shops, and street food vendors, as well as a number of other restaurants. Locals and tourists alike gather in the teahouses for performances of Suzhou Pingtan, a traditional performance of ballad singing and storytelling in the local dialect, while those interested in architecture will be in their element with the ancient design of the buildings here – plus there are 18 bridges scattered across the Pingjiang district.

Despite being a popular tourist destination, Pingjiang remains a quiet place away from the noise of the city. Because of its location, a visit here can easily be combined with a tour of Suzhou’s other top attractions, such as the the Humble Administrator’s Garden or Lion Grove Garden. A boat ride on the surrounding canals is a scenic way to experience this unique district.

Practical Info

If not arriving as part of an organized tour with transport included, the quickest and easiest way to reach Suzhou from Shanghai is to take the high-speed express train between the two cities. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes if you plan to spend the whole day out as there is a lot to see on Pingjiang Road and its surroundings.

Did You Know? Pingjiang Road first appeared in the Pingjiang Tu map produced in 1229. There are 51 smaller alleyways that intersect with the road, and around three kilometers of canals in the surrounding area.

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Private Suzhou Full-Day Tour: Lingering Garden, Hanshan, and Pingjiang, Suzhou, null
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Private Suzhou Full-Day Tour: Lingering Garden, Hanshan, and Pingjiang

Praised as the “Venice of Asia," Suzhou features a scenic water town with numerous ponds and streams. This exquisite private tour will enthrall you with ...  Read more

Location: Suzhou, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $70.00
Private Suzhou Day Trip: Zhouzhuang Water Town and Pingjiang Road, Suzhou, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Suzhou Day Trip: Zhouzhuang Water Town and Pingjiang Road

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Explore Zhouzhuang, one of China's prettiest water towns, and Pingjiang Road, the heart of Suzhou, on this 8-hour private day trip. Amble the historic streets ...  Read more

Location: Suzhou, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $78.00
Private Day Trip to Suzhou Gardens, Pingjiang Road and Canal Boating from Shanghai by Bullet Train, ... 
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Private Day Trip to Suzhou Gardens, Pingjiang Road and Canal Boating from Shanghai by Bullet Train

This tour offers a day trip from Shanghai to Suzhou by high speed train. Suzhou is a city world-renowned for its beautiful gardens and often referred to as the ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $154.00
Private Suzhou in One Day with Grand Canal Cruise, Suzhou, Private Day Trips
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Private Suzhou in One Day with Grand Canal Cruise

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Capture highlights of the ancient cultured city of Suzhou on this 8-hour private day tour. Cruise the Grand Canal, see the historic Panmen Gate, ride a ...  Read more

Location: Suzhou, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $76.00
Private Suzhou Day Trip from Shanghai including Canal Boat and Rickshaw, Shanghai, Private Day Trips
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Private Suzhou Day Trip from Shanghai including Canal Boat and Rickshaw

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Discover the beautiful city Suzhou on a full-day sightseeing tour from Shanghai. Departing at 9:30am at your Shanghai hotel, you will be accompanied by your ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $90.00
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Private Suzhou Local Flavor Day Tour, Suzhou, Private Day Trips
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Private Suzhou Local Flavor Day Tour

Suzhou is famous for its enticing gardens and water towns. While this tour takes you to see the off-beaten-track areas mixed with various surprises of local ...  Read more

Location: Suzhou, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00
Suzhou Private Essence Tour of Rickshaw Ride and Grand Canal Ride, Suzhou, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Suzhou Private Essence Tour of Rickshaw Ride and Grand Canal Ride

The Suzhou Essence Tour will take you to explore the tranquil beauty of Suzhou. Enjoy Lingering Garden, originally a classical private garden, it is one of ...  Read more

Location: Suzhou, China
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.34
Private Suzhou Classic Tour--Full Day Tour, Suzhou, Day Trips
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Private Suzhou Classic Tour--Full Day Tour

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This full-day classic tour will take you to explore the heavenly city--Suzhou, also get the fame of "the garden of city". Wander among lotus ponds and ...  Read more

Location: Suzhou, China
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $62.50
Private 3-Night Tour of Suzhou with Accommodation, Suzhou, Full-day Tours
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Private 3-Night Tour of Suzhou with Accommodation

Discover the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Classical Gardens of Suzhou on a 3-night private tour that includes 5-star accommodations. Visit the Humble ...  Read more

Location: Suzhou, China
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $850.00
All Inclusive Suzhou Private City Tour with Garden Exploration, Suzhou, Private Sightseeing Tours
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All Inclusive Suzhou Private City Tour with Garden Exploration

Book All Inclusive Suzhou Private Tour Package is an easy way for you to visit the city with your private tour guide and driver. Wander among lotus ponds and ...  Read more

Location: Suzhou, China
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.34

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