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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
+86 512 6811 8088
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Ron B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank VistaGina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Reviewed 6 November 2017

Suzhou is known as "The Venice of the East" and certainly lives up to its name. If you want to see behind the scenes how ancient Chinese travelled between cities using canals, then this is a must see do experience. People are still living in...More

Thank HappyTraveller082016
Reviewed 4 November 2017

On a visit to Suzhou we went as a tour group to have a trip on the Grand Canal. The boats were on the smallish size but easily coping with 28 people. We set out for our one hour venture through local communities backing on...More

1  Thank NORMAN E
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Mid morning boat trip down the canal was very relaxing after a few days hectic sight seeing. The trip took about an hour but no commentary so we just took in the sights. People along the banks waved as we went past and seemed to...More

Thank Csider65
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Rode a small low tour boat thru the small local canals then into the Grand Canal. Saw historic 2000 year old homes that are still inhabited, beautiful very old bridges, incredible sights.

Thank JohnandJaneS
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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
16 March 2016|
Response from iVANA S | Reviewed this property |
book, there is plenty of them.