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Some Canal

When you consider when this was built - amazing. Is nearly 1800 Kms long - from Hangzhou to Beijing... read more

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You really get to experience history on this trip. It was a great way to peak into local lives and... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2018
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3 weeks ago
“Some Canal”
18 Aug 2018
“Fantastic Experience”
Since the end of the 13th century, this waterway has stretched north to south over a distance of more than 1,118 miles from Beijing, south to Tianjin then to Hangzhou located southwest of Shanghai.
Lishui Road, Gongye District, Hangzhou 310015, China
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you consider when this was built - amazing. Is nearly 1800 Kms long - from Hangzhou to Beijing . Great to see the full barges going up stream and returning empty. Water taxi is a great way to see more.

Thank bob19472016
Reviewed August 18, 2018

You really get to experience history on this trip. It was a great way to peak into local lives and marvel at the construction of this canal

Thank Alinabri
Reviewed August 2, 2018

interesting way of understanding the commerce and trade by the river and how Hangzhou flourished as a city. The riverboat is great if you can go to the upper deck and breathe the scent of the river. Do not miss the river museum and eat...More

6  Thank dralmorales
Reviewed July 10, 2018

The views of the river and its houses on the sidewalks along a park are beautiful. The entrence and schedule of the ferry are difficult to find. Less crowded that at West Lake.

1  Thank Gilles v
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

We did a short boat ride along the canal as part of a structured tour. We had a boat just for our tour group and found it very interesting. Lots of old buildings, bridges people doing their laundry in the water. We stopped and then...More

Thank sm05060
Reviewed May 21, 2018

The boat ride at the grand canal was really awesome. We were seated on the upper deck, which was not open to the locals and it was great since we had it all to ourselves.... big thanks to our guide Jerry who made it happen.

Thank PushExplore
Reviewed November 20, 2017

The area around Gongchen Bridge is good for walking, dining, people-watching, . . . Considering the age of the canal, it's impressive to see it still being used for commerce. The adjacent museum is a must for grasping the scope of the endeavor. Hangzhou can...More

Thank WagnersParsifal
Reviewed March 24, 2017

Group boat rides on tiny portion of Grand canal. interesting cultural spot, but aside from boat ride, not great. Village at far end had one nice cultural building with artists working and displaying and selling wares that were authentic, not cut trinket.

1  Thank erikj348
Reviewed January 19, 2017

Took a cruise along this canal and it was really impressive. The canal is more than 2000 years old and is the longest and largest ancient canal in the world. The Hangzhou section itself is very interesting as along the canal are settlements and clusters...More

Thank Tay08
Reviewed January 12, 2017

This is one of the great sites of Hangzhou, but hard to get information about! The Grand Canal is up there with the Great Wall as one of the major feats of ancient China, for me more interesting than the West Lake. Here's an itinerary.......More

8  Thank TorchbearerSydney
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Philip J
May 9, 2018|
Response from WagnersParsifal | Reviewed this property |
Probably not. The paths next to the canal are pedestrian walkways. There may be sections where there are bike-friendly paths, but not where I was (around the Grand Canal Museum).