About Pingjiang Road

Pingjiang Road is a historical street that is located in the northeastern Suzhou ancient city. The length of this road is 1,606 meters, it has been in use since the Song Dynasty. On the map of the Song Dynasty, the Pingjiang Road was regarded as the main route in Suzhou. After 800 years, Pingjiang Road is still well-preserved. Dotted with several tourists spots, its a paradise for all people trying to sample the local culture, food, and beauty of Suzhou. With several hidden treasures within the lanes, catch a local tour guide to explore the streets and uncover all that Pingjiang has to offer.

Must See

  • Cat cafe
  • Boutique shops
  • Interesting shops
  • Street food stalls
  • Great photo opportunities
  • Suzhou style arts and crafts
  • Old town boat ride 

How to reach

• Route 1: Take the Airport Express at the Hongqiao Airport or Pudong Airport in Shanghai and get off at China Eastern Airlines Booking Office in Suzhou. Then you can take bus No. 68, 112, 114, 307, 60, 9, 900, 2, or No.800. You get on the bus at the "Yang Yu Xiang" station and get off at "Xiang Men" station.
 

• Route 2: Take the Airport Express at the Wuxi Shuofang Airport and get off at the Trust-Mart, South Gate of Suzhou. Then you take bus No. 261 and get on it at the station of " North of Tuanjie Bridge" and get off at "Xiang Men" station. 
 

• Route 3: Take bus No. 529, 518, 309, 178 or 202 at Suzhou Railway Station and get off at the "Vinegar Workshop East Guanqian Street".
 

• Route 4: Take bus No. 178 at Suzhou North Station and get off at the "Vinegar Workshop East Guanqian Street".
 

• Route 5: Take bus No. 811, 529 or No.55 at Suzhou South Station and get off at the "Vinegar Workshop East Guanqian Street".

Taxi: Approximate cost: One-Way from ¥24 - ¥29

Tips

  • Sample the tasty cakes which are cooked by the locals in traditional clothes including Osmanthus Cake, Fermented Glutinous Rice Ball Soup, Glutinous Rice Cake in Bamboo Tube.
  • Also try delicious snacks sold in the small shops, like Pan Fried Pork Bun, yogurt, and a wide variety of meat.
  • Lastly, do not forget to try the traditional Su cuisines cooked in a famous restaurant with a certain scale. Squirrel-like Mandarin Fish, Tofu Boiled in Chicken Broth, Crab Tofu, Minced Pork Congee with Preserved Egg are all worthy of trying.
  • If accompanied by kids take along strollers as there is a lot of walking.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
  • Enjoy exploring the old stories hidden within the lanes of the city.
  • Visit Couple Garden, one of the Suzhou classical gardens which are listed in the World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.

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

Note: 24 hours but most stores closed around 22:00

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2 to 4 hours

 

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