Pingjiang Road Tours

Pingjiang Road is an ancient canal-side street located in the city of Suzhou. The road and its surroundings have been around for more than 800 years, since the Song Dynasty. A popular tourist destination, this charming cobblestone street gives visitors a fascinating glimpse into local Suzhou life.
 
More than 1,600 meters long, Pingjiang Road is lined with quaint old bookshops, local theaters, and traditional Suzhou houses with whitewashed walls and black tiles. You’ll also find eccentric cafes, jewelry shops, and street food vendors, as well as a number of other restaurants. Locals and tourists alike gather in the teahouses for performances of Suzhou Pingtan, a traditional performance of ballad singing and storytelling in the local dialect, while those interested in architecture will be in their element with the ancient design of the buildings here – plus there are 18 bridges scattered across the Pingjiang district.

Despite being a popular tourist destination, Pingjiang remains a quiet place away from the noise of the city. Because of its location, a visit here can easily be combined with a tour of Suzhou’s other top attractions, such as the the Humble Administrator’s Garden or Lion Grove Garden. A boat ride on the surrounding canals is a scenic way to experience this unique district.

Practical Info

If not arriving as part of an organized tour with transport included, the quickest and easiest way to reach Suzhou from Shanghai is to take the high-speed express train between the two cities. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes if you plan to spend the whole day out as there is a lot to see on Pingjiang Road and its surroundings.

Did You Know? Pingjiang Road first appeared in the Pingjiang Tu map produced in 1229. There are 51 smaller alleyways that intersect with the road, and around three kilometers of canals in the surrounding area.
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Address: Pingjiang Road, Suzhou, Eastern China, China
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Suzhou Private Essence Tour of Rickshaw Ride and Grand Canal Ride

Spare yourself the challenge of negotiating with boatmen and rickshaw drivers, and let your private guide do the heavy lifting on this classic Suzhou tour. Check off not one but two UNESCO World Heritage sites as you tour the Lingering Garden and enjoy a private cruise down the Grand Canal. After a rickshaw ride, explore Shantang Street and Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill before your private driver drops you back.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Private Suzhou in One Day with Grand Canal Cruise

Get acquainted with the wonders of Suzhou, historic city home to the Grand Canal, on a private full-day tour. Ideal for first-time visitors with limited time, this tour includes a boat ride on the Grand Canal—a manmade landmark reputedly visible from space—and a panoramic tour of highlights such as Panmen Gate and Pingjiang Road. Plus, you’ll watch a traditional performance featuring comic opera and storytelling in a teahouse.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Suzhou Classic Tour--Full Day Tour

Save hours wasted waiting on taxis and soak up Suzhou’s old-world charms in just a day on this classic door-to-door private tour. Check all the Suzhou boxes—a classical garden, a silk factory, a temple, and the ancient street—with a private guide and driver. Start at the Lingering Garden, tour Panmen Gate, Hanshan Temple, and Pingjiang Road, then discover the art of silk at Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Private Suzhou Day Trip: Zhouzhuang Water Town and Pingjiang Road

Visit two of the most scenic, popular destinations in and around Suzhou on this full-day, private tour. Don’t worry about logistics: you’ll meet your guide directly at your Suzhou accommodation, and will travel via comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. Your first stop is Zhouzhuang: a centuries-old village striated by canals and rich in historical landmarks. After lunch (own expense), continue to one of Suzhou’s prettiest corners: Pingjiang Road, which abuts a canal. Go for a rickshaw ride through the surrounding neighborhood, and learn more about Suzhou’s history.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Suzhou Full-Day Tour: Lingering Garden, Hanshan, and Pingjiang

Suzhou is famous for its idyllic water towns, striking temples, and classical gardens, and a private tour means you can explore at your own pace. On this full-day tour, visit some of the city’s most photographed sights including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Lingering Garden, Hanshan Temple, and Pingjiang Historic Street.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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All Inclusive Suzhou Private City Tour with Garden Exploration

Spare yourself the language challenges of taxis or public transport and experience Suzhou the way it’s meant to be experienced—with a private guide and driver. Soak up this ancient city’s classical beauty as you tour the Lingering Garden, Panmen Gate, Hanshan Temple, Pingjiang Road, and Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill. Besides pickup and drop-off to your hotel or the railway station, your tour includes a Chinese restaurant lunch.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Private Suzhou Local Flavor Day Tour

With a private guide for just you and your party, get to see the highlights of Suzhou while beating the crowds. A dedicated guide means an intimate experience as you visit must-see locations such as the Garden of Cultivation, Pingjiang Road, Ligong Causeway, the Pishi Street Bird and Flower Market, the Confucius Temple, Fengmen Hengjie, and others. This tour includes a stop at a tea house to see the Kunqu Opera. Round-trip private transportation and entrance fees included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private 3-Night Tour of Suzhou with Accommodation

Discover the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Classical Gardens of Suzhou on a 3-night private tour that includes 5-star accommodations. Visit the Humble Administrator’s Garden, Lingering Garden, Suzhou Museum, Shantang Street, Pingjiang Road, and other highlights as you explore the ‘Venice of the East.’ Includes private guide and vehicle, six meals, Kunqu Opera performance, and entrance fees.
  • Duration: 4 days
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  • Duration: 4 days
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Mini Group: One-Day Suzhou Classic Gardens Tour from Shanghai

• Visit the Humble Administrator’s Garden where you can gain an insight into the Chinese garden art of 500 years ago. • Take a rickshaw to the narrow alleys of Suzhou and experience the elegance of South China. • Visit  the most elegant garden in Suzhou: the Master of the Nets Garden. • Stroll along the old Pingjiang Street and experience the essence of Suzhou. Great Experience Guaranteed: • Mini Group: Our tour groups only allow maximum 6 people to make sure the best possible travel experience. • No Shopping: We don't arrange any tourist shops and factories for our customers as that usually take you lot of time and money and the products are often overcharged.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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