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. With our world travel planner, Suzhou attractions like Suzhou Ancient Grand Canal can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Grand Canal Cruise was one of the best experience in our trip in China. We see how some people really live and what its interesting they don`t want to move out!They live in such a awful - for us - con...  more »
  • The canal boat ride and visit to the old market were the highlights of our trip. Would recommend to everyone.  more »
  • This beautiful place offers a bit of history, and a view of the Grand Canal. Many barges happen here. This place is achieved best by taxi. Very full with Chinese tourists.
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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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