Pingjiang Road, historically known as Shiquan Li 十泉里, is an old street winding along the Pingjiang River. It starts from Ganjiang East Road in the south through Baita East Road to Dongbei Street in the north. And Pingjiang District (now known as a part of Gusu District), the district where the road lies, is one of the seven heritage sites along the Suzhou section of the Grand Canal. It is the most typical and well-preserved historical and cultural district in Suzhou, which can be seen as the epitome of the ancient city. Here in Pingjiang District one may take a walk through the old alleys and find stories and legends of celebrities throughout the history. For thousands of years, old alleys, aged houses and celebrities have constituted the history of Suzhou. And for thousands of years, Pingjiang District has served as a key water transport hub, leading to the prosperity of waterways and riverside streets. Today, comparing the Pingjiang Map of the Southern Song dynasty with the General Plan of Waterways in Suzhou of the late Ming dynasty, people can tell that Pingjiang Road still maintains its layout of 'rivers and streets being parallel to each other'.