This lovely little street runs alongside a small river near the centre of Suzhou. Named a “cultural street” or “historic street” because of the typical ancient houses lining the street, there are also many modern features such as small bridges and mini pagodas – making it a very charming pedestrian street.
All along the street and down the small alleyways branching off from it, you can buy the usual tourist tat, local Chinese snacks or sit down meals in local restaurants.
I would say that although it is very picturesque, Pingjiang Street can feel rather touristy and commercialised. In particular, when I visited in the evening (admittedly during peak tourist season…) it was very crowded.
Although not a must-see in Suzhou, it makes a nice street to walk along if you’re passing through that way and feel like soaking up the vibrant atmosphere, eating some snacks or admiring the lights.