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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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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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
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 300Rmb from the hotel, might be cheaper at the wharf. I was not impressed with the ride because it was cold, the windows were closed, and you could not see anything. I would recommend a nice walk along the canal at Panmen or Xiagman Gate. Enjoy your travels.