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Suzhou Ancient Grand Canal

Guyunhe Travel Terminal, Side of Xinshi Bridge , Jinchang District, Suzhou 215004, China
+86 512 6811 8088
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Guyunhe Travel Terminal, Side of Xinshi Bridge , Jinchang District, Suzhou 215004, China
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+86 512 6811 8088
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"nexus tour"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite pretty. Small and charming. Some cute tea shops and silk shops but also lots of "Made in China/ plastic/ hello Kitty type" souvenirs and very greasy and unattractive street food.

Thank CocotiersSA
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

The boat ride up the canal was picturesque. We visited in November and the locals were hand-washing their clothes in the canal and hanging them on the line outside the windows of their canal front homes. There was also a wedding taking place near an...More

Thank Joyfully_yours
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Grand Canal Cruise was one of the best experience in our trip in China. We see how some people really live and what its interesting they don`t want to move out!They live in such a awful - for us - conditions , but they absolutely...More

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

The canal boat ride and visit to the old market were the highlights of our trip. Would recommend to everyone.

Thank kcape
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

For those who want to experience a short cruise in Suzhou, compared to the Grand Canal cruise, there is a wonderful alternative. Many local tourists go on a canal cruise along the Shantang river, a canal on the north east of town. Access is fast...More

3  Thank Ron B
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

Take the hour long relaxing boat ride. You get a glimps of a time gone by. There is a quiet beauty all around. Very informative.

Thank Sherry T
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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Wonderful postcard glimpses of life on the ancient canal...chickens and ducks in wicker pages on rickety railings; red panties, pink socks and blue jeans hanging out to dry an bamboo posts, mopeds and scooters parked at water's age as pedestrians stroll by. A bustling lively...More

2  Thank VistaGina
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

Good tour to take to view the old part of Suzhou as so much of the old city is being replaced with modern buildings. Peaceful gliding along the canal and looking into peoples lives.

Thank glopaul
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

It is so worth the time to take the cruise along the ancient canals which take you to the Grand Canal. One gets to see how the waterways once played a major role in transportation and commerce. It's a relaxing way to enjoy the beauty...More

Thank Questovia
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

As a protected, still lived in village this was a great site and village. We felt like we were part of the village and had an excellent tour guide. The boat ride on the canal offered real insight into life in rural China. The market...More

Thank JUMPINJOE711
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Ina I
6 April 2017|
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Response from coastal24551 | Reviewed this property |
The closest Metro station is "Leqiao" on Line 1. Line 4 will be closer but it is not finished yet. It is about 3km walk due south on Renmin Lu. The wharf is on the left just before you cross the canal. The price was about... More
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31 May 2016|
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Response from iVANA S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it starts there. You take taxi from the station,
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Illana K
17 March 2016|
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book, there is plenty of them.
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