Renovation of Huqiu Old Town will highlight unique Suzhou culture and style

Mar 13, 2018|By Tong Wangyue


Renovation of Huqiu Old Town, a commercial and leisure area featuring Wu culture, will start in July and is expected to be completed in three years.

Huqiu Old Street is an important part of the renovation project. The old street will cover an area of 81,000 square meters and a planned floor area of 94,000 square meters. Five old bridges in this area will be renovated and a traditional Suzhou garden style building will be built.

Huqiu Old Street will be divided into two sections by the Shantang River. The northern part will feature various catering services and the southern part will be built with boutique hotels and bars, tea houses and other entertainment facilities. A total of 1,305 parking places for vehicles will be available.


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