Mon, June 14, 2010
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Shantang Street listed as Historical and Cultural Famous Street

2010-06-14 15:32:33 GMT2010-06-14 23:32:33 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Photo taken on June 13, 2010 shows sightseers either taking the mat-covered barges or walking on the bank enjoying the landscape on the Shantang Street, nicknamed as the "Oriental Water Street", which has been listed on the 2nd batch of Chinese Historical and Cultural Famous Streets on June 12, in Suzhou City, east China's Jiangsu Province. (Xinhua/Wang Jiankang)

Sightseers on the mat-covered barge enjoy the landscape on the Shantang Street, nicknamed as the "Oriental Water Street", which has been listed on the 2nd batch of Chinese Historical and Cultural Famous Streets on June 12, in Suzhou City, east China's Jiangsu Province, June 13, 2010. (Xinhua/Wang Jiankang)

The mat-covered barge with full load of sightseers shuttle on river beside the Shantang Street, nicknamed as the "Oriental Water Street", which has been listed on the 2nd batch of Chinese Historical and Cultural Famous Streets on June 12, in Suzhou City, east China's Jiangsu Province, June 13, 2010. (Xinhua/Wang Jianzhong)

Photo taken on June 13, 2010 shows sightseers either taking the mat-covered barges or walking on the bank enjoying the landscape on the Shantang Street, nicknamed as the "Oriental Water Street", which has been listed on the 2nd batch of Chinese Historical and Cultural Famous Streets on June 12, in Suzhou City, east China's Jiangsu Province.

So far, there have been two archaic streets with typical traditional feature in Suzhou on the list of Chinese Historical and Cultural Famous Streets, the other one is Pingjiang Road.

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