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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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The range of accommodations available in Suzhou reflects the diversity of architectural styles and historical periods on display throughout the city. Crossed by countless canals, the city's most atmospheric accommodations lie close to the knotted waterways, with modest guesthouses and hotels on the lesser waterways, and more luxurious options located in the more scenic canal areas. A wealth of modern development has left the city dotted with high-rise hotels, with the tall tower blocks offering rooms with an abundance of extra facilities and views over the city.
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  • Take a boat trip and enjoy the ancient houses still with the people living there. It tells you the way that people lived and still live near the water. Very old ancient houses still there and you have...  more »
  • We were told that this was the Venice of Asia! Not close, it was a quaint, entertaining boat trip through the canals. You could watch people do their laundry and hang it, some cute little town areas w...  more »
  • Almost like sailing along the smaller canals in Venice. But with the aromas of the East not pasta. Later a walk through the winding markets with local fare on offer at very reasonable prices. Should n...  more »