Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Reminiscence of Shantang


A 1500-year old street lining one of Suzhou's many canals, Shan Tang Street connects the ancient Stone Road (Shi Lu), in the old city center, to Tiger Hill (Hu Qiu) and gets trod on from end to end during Suzhou's Ga Shen Xian festival.

Most buildings here, being genuinely really old, had run past their expiry date when the government had them all renovated a few years ago. If you liked Pingjiang Historic Street, you'll probably like this even better.

Boats ply the waters of the canal running alongside the road, adding to the historical atmosphere characteristic of Suzhou back in the days of He Lu, father of ancient Suzhou.

1 comment:

Christine H. said...

So beautiful and mysterious