About Guan Qian Shopping Street

Guanqian Street is located in the center of Suzhou's old city, covering an area of 0.52 square kilometers. This street has a history of over 150 years. It is home to many famous old-brand restaurants and stores. It is well known for many time-honored shops such as Daoxiangcun Cake Shop, Qiantaixiang Silk Shop, and Huangtianyuan Dumpling Shop. The street is a blend of business, culture, religion, and culinary delights. With some shops dating back to the 1600s, it's definitely a spot to get nostalgic about old-world China. Sample the divine Chinese cuisine while shopping around for trinkets in this part of the city.

Must See

  • Century-old and modern shops
  • Xuanmiao temple
  • Authentic Suzhou cuisine
  • Heng Fu Silverware Shop, which was founded in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)
  • Golden Eagle Shopping Center
  • Pine and Crane Restaurant

How to reach

About 5 km (3 miles) southeast of the city center

8–10-minute walk from Lindun Road or Leqiao Station on metro line 1, or a taxi from the city center costs around 15 yuan.

Private transportation: Take 银泰路 to 三香路-Continue on 三香路 to 人民路-Continue on 人民路. Take 邵磨针巷 to 施相公弄.


  • Wheelchair assistance is available.
  • High-quality hams are also famous in the city.
  • Best place to shop till you drop.
  • Pre-book tour guides.
  • Several bus routes are available.
  • Children need to be accompanied at all times.
  • Take along strollers for younger children as they might tire from the walking.
  • Plan a whole stay and sample all the local food around the area.

Visit Time

Sunday:       Open 24 hours

Monday:      Open 24 hours

Tuesday:       Open 24 hours

Wednesday:  Open 24 hours

Thursday:     Open 24 hours

Friday:        Open 24 hours

Saturday:     Open 24 hours

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Time you can spend

1-4 hours


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Light Rain 34.49°C


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