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Jinghang Grand Canal Hangzhou

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Address: Lishui Road, Gongye District, Hangzhou 310015, China
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Since the end of the 13th century, this waterway has stretched north to...

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.

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A really cool place

This place is nice to stroll around during the day but is best seen at night when everything is lit up. Great place to shop, go to a couple small museums, and see the Qiantang... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 February 2017
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Hangzhou, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

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Hangzhou, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

This place is nice to stroll around during the day but is best seen at night when everything is lit up. Great place to shop, go to a couple small museums, and see the Qiantang river.

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Thank Andrewbyrne86
George Town, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 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 of beautiful old houses and shops. The area around the Gongchen Bridge is particularly interesting.

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Thank Tay08
Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 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.... get the 9.30AM ferry near Wulin Square (metro)...3 Yuan and go to the end of... More 

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Minsk, Belarus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

It's very beautifull trip across the Grand Canal in the evening, when it's getting dark. It's also preferable the take a trip in a non raining weather - in this case the windows on the boat are clean and you can take good pictures. Almost all the path the is a wonderfull light show on trees and columns. Near the... More 

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

My daughter and I went in one of those canals across the West Lake to the other side it was really nice as we had never been on any of those canals. There were a lot of foreigners from different countries, it was such a beautiful vie that we both enjoyed every minute of it. The view of the Hangzhou... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

It makes a great walk up the canal from Wulin square to Gongchen bridge. Many things to see and explore left and right from the water. It is impressive to see how many heavy laden ships move up and down this historic canal. Especially when they pass through Gongchen bridge.

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Guangzhou, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Sunday afternoon,took metro till Xihu Cultural square ,visited the huge plaza and reached the channel ,opposite just crossing a nice bridge( nice work of art in the stone of it ) over the Grand Canal saw the pier with the water bus .We had a peaceful navigation till Gongchenqiao no more than 25 minutes . In that area you can... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We went to Jiangsu Provincial Museum, we walked by chance where the ferry to this place departs. We took it as it was heading to the Grand Canal. We paid 3 yuan on board the ferry and its stop to this village. Not much left but still some traces of the old bridge. Very nice ride on the public ferry.... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Even if its free, don't ever go. We go on a local tour.Lining up for hours just to get on the small boat and look at the nothing but yellowish, stale river; no way!! The ticket are expensive, and it's meaningless compare to other scenic area around hangzhou. Feels like being cheated by the tour.Disappointed!

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