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Suzhou Ancient Grand Canal

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Address: Guyunhe Travel Terminal, Side of Xinshi Bridge , Jinchang District, Suzhou 215004, China
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Phone Number: +86 512 6811 8088
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US$ 42.99*
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Private Suzhou Day Tour of Grand Canal and Master of Nets Garden
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It is not believable that this canal was built 2000 years ago

The southern part of huge canal from Beijing to Hangzhou is not used for trade ships now, only for touristic purposes.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The southern part of huge canal from Beijing to Hangzhou is not used for trade ships now, only for touristic purposes.

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a tour boat on the Suzhou section of the Grand Canal and into the old town. Well worth it for just being on the Grand Canal but also really interesting to see the river side of the old town

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Actually you can see in all Suzhou this things because most of Suzhou place have water and lake so if you have limited time you should know which place more interesting for you because Suzhou big and have many many history

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Often called the "Venice of the Orient", this doesn't quit meet that lofty expectation. However, don't let that dissuade you from visiting, as it's still a great boat ride tour past various stone bridges, gardens, restaurants and buildings of various types and in various stages of decay. The people you'll pass are friendly and the boat ride is kinda like... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the night ride. Just lightings along the canal. The ferry has tour guide but only speak Chinese. Don't understand a word. A short singing performance was also presented but only sand Chinese song with no introduction explained in English. At the end of the ride, they sold cards and CDs.

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Markham
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately this was a very nice spot but we saw in the dark with it lite up with lanterns. Large stone steps to get down to the canal. Slippery when it's wet. Rides on the canal make a nice peaceful time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Suzhou is a city richly endowed with attractions. The Lingering Gardens and the canals are must sees. The Canal leads into a series of minor canals where dwellings, shops and restaurants face the water and use it for transport and commerce.The waterways were remarkably free of refuse and illustrated a high level of care. A wonderful example of a rich... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We wandered along the Grand Canal. There are nice (and restorated?) paths, very green and peaceful. You can see also local people talking with each other or gambling.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Take the boat ride up and back on the canal. It takes maybe 45 minutes to one hour. Cruise under bridges that are 1,500 years old and down smaller canals with very cool old residences and buildings. Our whole family loved to cruise.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Since we were the guest of the Pan Pacific hotel, the entrance fee to the Pagoda park was included. After checking out the city wall, we entered the Suzhou Canal via the exit of the City Wall. Nice view of the Grand Canal and its arched bridges. We enjoyed our gondola ride, which is better than the motored one on... More 

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