Suzhou Shopping (Self Guided), Suzhou

Suzhou is an excellent shopping destination, where many travel to purchase prominent Chinese silk embroidery, hardwood articles, sandalwood fans, silk fans, palace fans, jade carvings and various other handcrafts. Visit these shops and you're sure to find something of value.
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Suzhou Shopping Map

Guide Name: Suzhou Shopping
Guide Location: China » Suzhou (See other walking tours in Suzhou)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 Km or 3.6 Miles
Author: leticia
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Suzhou No. 1 Silk Factory
  • Renmin Road
  • Shi Quan Street
  • Guanqian Street
  • Shop of Suzhou Embroidery Research Institute
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Suzhou No. 1 Silk Factory

1) Suzhou No. 1 Silk Factory

Suzhou No. 1 Silk Factory, located in south Suzhou, is an important manufacturer of the local silk industry and has a very solid reputation. The store provides a wide range of silk fabrics, traditional clothes as well as other items of interest. Visitors can also learn about how the production of silk works.
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Renmin Road

2) Renmin Road

Renmin Road is a popular shopping destination, home to a number of different shops and stores. While visiting Renmin Road, make sure you check out Suzhou Cultural Relics Store, Suzhou Foreign Language Bookstore, Taihua Mall and Times Supermarket.
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Shi Quan Street

3) Shi Quan Street

Shi Quan Street is one of the most important shopping streets in the city, also home to a large number of first-rate shopping venues. Here you will find fashionable clothes, Su embroidery, splendid handcrafts, as well as antiques, paintings, pottery and porcelain.
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Guanqian Street

4) Guanqian Street

Guanqian Street is located in Suzhou city center, an area covering 0.52 square kilometers, the commercial part of the city.

There are many features of the street, including the famous century-old shops such as Huangtianyuan, Sanwanchang, Caizhizhai and so on, which gain an international reputation. It is precisely the existence of these century-old shops that make the Guanqian Street not only become a typical commercial street, but also illustrate the culture of Suzhou. Tourists at home and broad are attracted by these century-old shops because there is variety of Jiangnan dishes available in those century-old shops. Meanwhile, some of the shops have a long history of more than 100 years, which gives the tourists deep impressions and many of the tourists visiting Guanqian street just come to enjoy the delicious food.

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Shop of Suzhou Embroidery Research Institute

5) Shop of Suzhou Embroidery Research Institute

Suzhou Embroidery is famous all over the globe and is often consider the top manufacture for its niche. Situated on Jingde Road, Suzhou Embroidery Research Institute combines scientific research, manufacture, and retail of embroidery. It's a must-visit!

Walking Tours in Suzhou, China

Create Your Own Walk in Suzhou

Create Your Own Walk in Suzhou

Creating your own self-guided walk in Suzhou is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Northeast Suzhou

Northeast Suzhou

Suzhou is famous not only for its numerous classical Chinese gardens, but also for its variety of cultural venues and sacred temples. While in northeast Suzhou, you will find many attractions, including Suzhou Silk Museum, Folk Customs Museum, Suzhou Museum of Opera and Theatre, and prominent gardens.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
West Suzhou

West Suzhou

Suzhou's western region is an interesting tourist destination, where one will find sacred temples, Chinese classical gardens, ancient buildings, and streets with a variety of shopping options. Check out west Suzhou today!

Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.8 Km or 5.5 Miles
Central Suzhou

Central Suzhou

Downtown Suzhou is a mix of modern business hub and historic area where time seems to have frozen. Among the attractions worth visiting here are The Suzhou Police Museum, Dinghui Temple, Twin Pagodas, Xuanmiao Temple, and lively Guan Qian Street, all located within a walking distance from each other in the heart of the city.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.0 Km or 3.7 Miles
Southern Suzhou

Southern Suzhou

The southern region of Suzhou is home to a number of historic attractions and prominent city landmarks. Here you will find the famous Grand Chanel, Pan Gate, Ruiguang Pagoda, Wu Gate Bridge, Great Wave Pavilion, Confucian Temple and Master of the Nets Garden.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.9 Km or 3 Miles