Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Interesting places to visit in suzhou part 2

I will introduce other nice suzhou place to visit other than suzhou gardens.

Ping jiang Road

Location: Ping jiang Road in suzhou

Ping jiang road is parallel with the canel next to it. The buildings along street are well preserved in their original condition along this street. Most of these are converted into inn, shop and cafes.

You also can choose to take a boat ride along the river to enjoy the scenery.

One of the inn along the shantang street which is kept in the original condition. It looks those wu xia xiao shou (chinese martial art novel) where the martial art people stayed in when they are travelling around. They also tried to modernize to attract the young people.

Momi cafe

It is one of the most interesting cafe i visited in Suzhou. I really love this cafe a lot. Let me share with you the reason

It has postcard section where you can buy postcard to write the future you!! They will keep the postcard for you after you wrote it and post to you after a few years.

There are two such cafes located along the street. You also can choose to buy a cup of coffee and relax in the cafe.

Overall, it is quite long stretch of street which u can spend around 1 to 2 hours exploring the whole street and taking nice photos. There are a lot interesting inns and cafes waiting for you to explore. The best timing is to visit in the afternoon/evening as some of shops are closed quite early.

Shantang street

Location: Shantang street in suzhou

Shantang street is parallel with the River next to it. In the past, it is regarded as "the No.1 Ancient Street in China". Just like ping jiang road, the buildings along street are well preserved in their original condition along this street. Most of these are converted into inn, shop and cafes. There are quite a lot souvenir shops along these street which you can get a lot interesting gifts for your friends. It is also a popular filming site for those ancient chinese movie :)

Boat ride to explore shantang street

Shop selling antiques

The person is quite skill as making small figure of your faces :)

Nice drawings on the wall

Crossing the bridge

There are also cafes where you can sit along the river to enjoy the scenery.

One of the inn which you can stay to experience how life is like in the past

You can spend around 2 to 3 hours exploring the whole street and taking nice photos along the street. If you want to get nice and cheap souvenirs for your friends, remember to get over here. There are a lot interesting cafes and shops waiting for you to explore. The best timing is to visit in the morning/afternoon as some of shops are closed quite early.

guan qian jie

Location: quan qian jie in suzhou

It is situated at the downtown of suzhou. There are hundreds over shops, restaurants, bars, stores and clubs over here. It is really a shopping heaven for both guys and girls. Most of the shops have colorful signs and neon lights along the street.

Cinema

KTV singing place. It is really cheap over here. Look at the big ktv room! It cost less than SGD40 for 7 people and comes with fruits :) The sound system is really good also.

My favorite bubble tea store in suzhou. I almost go there daily for my favorite bubble tea which is damn nice!!! Too bad it can't be found in Singapore.

It is really a big shopping place where you can spend 4 to 5 hours and still not able to finish the whole place. I visited this street at least 3 times but still not able to finish exploring it. There are shops selling local food which you can buy back to share with your family and friends. There is also one portion of the street selling all the local food which you can only find in china so remember to give it a try.