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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 yesterday via mobile

Many transportation that You can choose from shanghai to suzhou but for me I prefer high speed train with 2nd class seat, it take 25-30 minute only with cost 5-7 from hongqiao train station, or shanghai or shanghai west railway station. Exit on Suzhou train...More

Thank konlie
Reviewed 2 days ago

The boat tour along the canals took us through the traditional and very old part of Suzhou where you see the real chinese way of life The canal ride was pleasant and mind boggling to see how the other side of the world lives. After...More

Thank Lele079
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The canal is beautiful be it during the day or at sunset. Be warned there are many tourists. Walk along both sides & imagine what life was like historically. Souvenir shops are not expensive & some sell traditional handmade silk cheongsam which are very exquisite...More

Thank ceciliac455
Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't expect to love a city as much as I did as Suzhou. The grand canals were beautiful and we had a wonderful boat ride on the canal. So peaceful and so beautiful. We toured the local markets off the canal- really felt that...More

Thank Barbara V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This city is indeed the Venice of the East. To understand why this is so, go on a boat tour along the Grand Canal.

Thank taniasV9348XF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As apart of a tour group we went for a 40-minute cruise down the canal. This cruise offered a different perspective of the surrounding houses and shops. You could really see how some of the locals lived! After the river cruise, we left the boat...More

Thank karinaskii
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our China tour included a short cruise on a section of this canal - the oldest in the world, we were told. It was very interesting to see "old China" from the boat, but we wished we had time to stop and get off and...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had previously walked along the canal admiring all the old houses and shops which adorned each side. The following morning we took a canal boat and saw the various people along the route, wahing their clothes in the canal, relaxing and doing various chores....More

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our Tour Group had the optin of going on a Cruise of the Grand Canal which travels betwen several major towns Interesting views of old town & buildings

Thank Helen C
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

The Suzhou canal cruise is a one hour boat ride of the water canals The ancient Grand canal which was hand dug over 1300 years ago. The canal is in total over 1,100 miles long and is the longest man-made canal in the world. Part...More

Thank Michael B
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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 iVANASta5 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it starts there. You take taxi from the station,
Illana K
17 March 2016|
Response from iVANASta5 | Reviewed this property |
book, there is plenty of them.