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Suzhou Ancient Grand Canal

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Guyunhe Travel Terminal, Side of Xinshi Bridge , Jinchang District, Suzhou 215004, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we visited Hangzhou in June some people said we don’t have to see Suzhou because they are pretty much the same in many ways. But we still wanted to see for ourselves so had a one-day tour to this city. True enough, the place...More

Thank NathanLuminario
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would recommend a tour on the river to see the old houses, trees hanging into the water, bridges and shops. It goes in a relaxed pace and allows you to take good photos. I recommend a sunny day for the best photos. They drop...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We cruised this as part of a tour. Got off half-way back into some small market type shopping and food options. Interesting to see how people live on the canal.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took a short cruise on the canal with a tour group. It was a slow ride down the canal stopping at the back of Shantang Street. The cruise was very interesting as you went under old stone bridges, past lots of different water vessels,...More

Thank sm05060
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely loved the Grand Canal Cruise. thi srevealed a whole new view of China, and Suzhou in particular.

Thank Rudy C
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

The grand canal cruise was super fun! Great way to see both the modern and traditional living in Suzhou. Pretty cool to sail on a canal built hundreds of years ago!

Thank Kirsten M
Reviewed 15 August 2018

We went there during a hot day by riding the guided tour boats. We had a great view of the ancient government houses and also did some shopping too. The stuff there was cheaper than in Shanghai if you are a good bargain person.

Thank nattasenka
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Our tour of Suzhou included a 1 hour tour on the canals and in the "Venice of the East". Not overly exciting and wouldn't be on the top of my list of things to see and do. It does have historical significance, and probably should...More

Thank LiveForTravel1958
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

As part of a TripADeal tour of China we were taken to Suzhou (The Venice of the East) where we had a canal cruise and were taken down the street beside the canal. The boat ride was peaceful and I could easily see why it...More

Thank Veronan186
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Visiting this area and participating in the canal cruise is just something a tourist must do so they can brag it to their friends they did it. Posters of tours and guide books always highlight this ancient canal so I guess you must do it...More

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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
31 May 2016|
Response from iVANA S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it starts there. You take taxi from the station,
Illana K
17 March 2016|
Response from iVANA S | Reviewed this property |
book, there is plenty of them.