Fenghuang Food Street (凤凰街, or Phoenix Food Street) is a famous destination to taste the local delicacies of Suzhou. It is 1,065 meters long, and it s a main avenue of southern part of downtown Suzhou. It is southwardly connected with Daicheng Birdge, Shiquan Street, northwardly linked to Pu Bridge and Ganjiang Road. The buildings on both sides are not the tall buildings but the common traditional buildings with 2 or 4 floors. In Tang and Song Dynasties, it was Kongfeng Fangxiang (孔圣坊巷, The Alley of Sage Confucius literally translated). In Qing Dynasty, during the south visit of Emperor Kangxi, it was officially changed to be Fenghuang Street. This street has a history more than 1000 years, and features the charming and traditional atmosphere of culture. Master of the Nets Garden, Double Pagodas, Dinghui Temple, Wanshou Palace, Suzhou Weaving Office and the Former Residence of Zhou Soujuan are located nearby. |
|The Night View of Fenghuang Food Street, Suzhou
Furthermore, the street has been largely resurfaced, and lots of restaurants are situated here, especially assembling around the Citizen Square. They don’t have the large sizes, and offer mainly the Jiangsu cuisines, together with the cuisines of Sichuan and Zhejiang provinces. The representative restaurants are Xishengyuan Wonton Restaurant(熙盛源混沌店), which is quite popular for its wonton, Zhuhongxing Noodle Restaurant(朱鸿兴面馆), which is remarkably known as the best site to take noodles, and Yipinxiang(一品香) is a chain restaurant famous for its steamed stuffed bun(or Baozi)
How to go there?
Getting off at the bus stop of West No.1 People Hospital – 200, 202, 204, 309, 40, 501, 50, 529, 55, 811, 89 and Y2
Getting off at the bus stop of Shuangta – 200, 202, 204, 309, 40, 501, 50, 529, 55, 811, 89, Y2 and Y 5