Suzhou Guanqian Street
- Chinese Name: 苏州观前街
- Address: Guanqian Street, Gusu District, Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province (between Renmin Road and Lindun Road) 江苏省苏州市姑苏区观前街(人民路临顿路间)
- Tickets: free
- Recommend tour time：2-3 hrs
- Phone: +86 0512-
- Offical Website:
- Opening Time: all day
Suzhou Guanqian Street
Guanqian Street is located in the center of Suzhou, not far from Suzhou Railway Station. It is an old commercial street that became a street in the Qing Dynasty. Now it has been transformed into a pedestrian street, about 800 meters long. Together with the eunuch lane and Bifengfang, which radiate out from it, it is a famous snack street and commercial street in Suzhou, which is equivalent to the Confucius Temple in Nanjing and the Chenghuang Temple in Shanghai.
The first thing to go to Guanqian Street is its delicious food, where there are many century-old shops. Songhelou Restaurant (No. 72 Eunuch Lane) has a history of more than 200 years. It also traveled to the novel “Tianlong Babu” as the place where Qiao Feng and Duan Yu became sworn brothers. Crane Tower is the restaurant’s signature dish, and others such as stir-fried shrimp, squid eel paste, and Dongpo pork are also delicious. Deyuelou (No. 43 Eunuch Lane), this restaurant appeared in the old movie “Little Deyuelou”, and it also serves old-fashioned Subang dishes. However, the price of a dish of these two companies is about 100 yuan, which discourages many tourists. The price of the meat in sauce recommended by Lu Gongjian (No. 8 Guanqian Street) and the price of Luyang wonton (No. 84 Bifengfang) are relatively low. many.
At night, Guanqian Street is brightly lit, and you can go shopping after drinking and eating. The jujube yam cake made by Huang Tianyuan Cake Group (No. 86 Guanqian Street) is mentioned in “A Dream of Red Mansions”. friend’s. You can also shop for local characteristic gadgets such as silk scarves and Soviet fans. There are also many gold shops, silver jewelry shops, glasses shops, and leather shoe shops here. Large shopping malls such as Dayang Department Store (No. 1331 Renmin Road), Renmin Shopping Center (No. 22 Beiju Road), Changfa Commercial Building (No. 108 Lindun Road) and other shopping malls, the price is close to the people;
On Guanqian Street, you can also visit the Xuanmiao Temple located in the middle of the street. Guanqian Street got its name because it is located in front of the Xuanmiao Temple. This Taoist temple was first built in the second year of Xianning in the Western Jin Dynasty (AD 276), and rebuilt in the sixth year of Chunxi in the Southern Song Dynasty (AD 1179). On the west side of the main hall, Sanqing Hall, you can see the “Treasure of Town Temple” Laozi statue. The portrait was written by Wu Daozi in the Tang Dynasty. The text on the top of the portrait was written by Emperor Xuanzong of the Tang Dynasty, written by Yan Zhenqing, a great calligrapher of the Tang Dynasty, and copied by Zhang Yundi, a master stone carver in the Song Dynasty.