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Suzhou Ancient Grand Canal, Suzhou
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Explore a portion of the world's longest man-made waterway as you drift along Suzhou Ancient Grand Canal, a part of the World Heritage-listed 1,776 km (1,104 mi) long canal. Built in stages going all the way back to 2,400 years ago, today the canal still buzzes with industrial and agricultural activity. Contemplate this long history on a boat tour of the canal, with over 80 km (50 mi) of scenery and cultural sites along the way, including ancient waterside dwellings, old city gates, stone bridges, and temples. Using our custom trip planner, Suzhou attractions like Suzhou Ancient Grand Canal can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A boat trip down the Grand Canal is like stepping back in time into Old China. You pass people's houses, people sitting on the banks, people taking photographs. A relaxing way to take in the remnants ...  more »
  • The lights were on inside the boat for most of the tour, could not see anything outside. They were just trying to sell CDs and postcards. Not worth the trip, very disappointed in this tour. 
  • The southern part of huge canal from Beijing to Hangzhou is not used for trade ships now, only for touristic purposes.