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    Tourist Spots >> Shantang Jie | 山塘街
    [ Suzhou -- Jiangsu ]
    update: 3/15/2017
    Shantang Jie, Seven-mile Shantang, 山塘街, 七里山塘
    Shantang Jie, also known as Seven-mile Shantang, is located in the northwest of Gusu District, in Suzhou Old Town. The street connects Changmen to the east and Huqiu to the west, and the total length of it is about 3.8 kilometers. In Tang Dynasty, Bai Juyi, a famous poet and politician, started the project of building the dam and digging the canal along which the street is built. Shantang Jie has a long history about 1200 years.
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    Description 
    Shantang Jie, also known as Seven-Mile Shantang, is located in the northwest of Gusu District, in Suzhou Old Town. The street connects Changmen to the east and Huqiu to the west, and the total length of it is about 3.8 kilometers. In the Tang Dynasty, Bai Juyi, a famous poet and politician, started the project of building the dam and digging the canal along which the street is built. Shantang Jie has a long history about 1200 years.
     
    There are lots of small shops selling souvenirs and handicrafts along Shangtang, plus outdoor cafes where visitors can sit and watch the boats go by on the canal. There are regular Chinese opera and Suzhou pingtan performances at the outdoor stage.  There are also food stands with typical Suzhou snacks to be found in Shantang Jie, such as Pan-Fried Mantou, Suzhou styled Huntun, Xiaolongbao and more. 
     
    Many rich and colorful folk activities also take place at Shantang Jie, such as the dragon boat race, temple fairs, flower fairs, festival fairs, Chinese New Year's parades and more.
     
    Admission fees and opening hours
    Opening hours: 08:30-17:00 (Ticket sales stop at 16:30)
    Admission: Admission to the street is free of charge. Boat trips 55 RMB (08:30-21:00), hand-rowed boat ship 80 RMB (08:30-17:00).
     
    Special points of interest
    Pan-Fried Mantou, Suzhou styled Huntun, Red Bean Dessert, Xiaolongbao.
     
     
    Address, phone/contact person
    Shantang Jie, Suzhou
    Tel: 0512 6723 6980 (CN)
     
     
    景点介绍
    山塘街,又名七里山塘,位于苏州姑苏区西北部。东起阊门西到虎丘。总长度约3.8公里。唐代著名的诗人政治家白居易开始挖运河修建大坝。山塘街在明朝和清朝兴盛起来,被认为是“姑苏第一名街”。山塘街历史悠久,约有1200年。
     
    山塘街历来是举行丰富多彩的民俗活动的地方,什么龙舟赛会以及各种庙会、节会、花会往往都在此间进行。山塘街还被写进不少民间传说和文艺作品之中,苏州弹词《玉蜻蜓》、《三笑》、《白蛇传》就都写到它。
     
    山塘街还有许多著名的特色小吃,如生煎包,苏氏馄饨,小笼包等等。
     
    景点票价,开放时间
    开放时间:08:30—17:00(16:30停止售票)
    门票:街区不收费。游船 55元/人 (08:30-21:00),手摇船80元/人 (08:30-17:00)。

    景点特色
    生煎馒头,苏式老汤混沌,酒酿圆子,红豆沙甜品,小笼包
     
    地址、电话,联系方式
    苏州市山塘街
    电话:0512 6723 6980
     
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