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5 Shopping Streets in Suzhou - A shopaholic's paradise!

Suzhou is a popular tourist city that is well known for its cultural and historical highlights in China. But apart from that, it has top shopping streets! Here are five shopping streets you must not miss out on when in Suzhou, China.


Guanqian Commercial Street

This street is located close to the old city which covers roughly an area of 0.5 kmĀ². This shopping street offers a very long stretch of pedestrian shopping. There are hundreds of shops, both small and big. This shopping street is complete with prosperous restaurants, historical sites and businesses. It has a rich history of about 150 years where you can learn so much about Chinese culture. So it offers a bit of both, fabulous shopping experience with interesting history lessons!


Nanmen Business District

This business district can be easily found at the southern tip of the old city. The ferry terminal that connects this city and Hangzhou is also situated here. This is an area to head out to for a more modern shopping experience and the businesses here are notably prosperous giving you a divine shopping experience. There are around 10 large shopping malls, supermarkets, commercial buildings and department stores. It is home to a massive fish market, tea market, fruit and vegetables market, electronics market. It is also a renowned entertainment place. If you would like to look for accommodation in this area, there are many furnished apartments in Suzhou which will be very convenient for you, especially when travelling with family. For instance, you can check out properties like Somerset Emerald City Suzhou.


Fengqiao Bridge Street

This is another commercial street that is very popular among tourists and the locals here. This place is also known as a scenic spot with the famous Hanshan Temple located only a walking distance away. The buildings here take influences from the Qing and Ming dynasties which has a primitive simplicity that is striking. All the shops here sell all kinds of items including craft goods like paintings, calligraphies, silks, embroideries, sandalwood fans, crafted mahoganies, teapots, et cetera. It is one of the best places to buy gifts for loved ones back home.


Huqiu Street

This is one of the best streets in China that is famous for selling wedding dresses. The wedding dresses here are sold at cheap prices but are still popular and fashionable with the local Chinese customers. The place becomes brimmed with customers during the wedding season. Usually, the spring seasons, autumn seasons and winter seasons are very popular in China for weddings.


Shilu Commercial Street

Shilu, or the Stone Road, is a cobbled paved road in China. It is a commercial area that is completely clouded with shops and stalls that are closed only after 10 pm every day. If you would like to explore departments stores and shopping malls, the Shilu commercial street will be the most recommended choice. You must also check out the Taipingyang Supermarket and the SLIS too when you are here! You won't regret it!

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