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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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  • And write in the usual Chinese character "Suzhou old Canal". It is because of the canals that crisscrossed the old town of Suzhou is called the "Venice of the East". Also was through the Grand Canal Linking Beijing and Hangzhou City water area of Taihu Lake on the eastern side of a canal flowing like meshes of a net around the city. It becomes wide canals around the old town moat to the old Canal, now that cruise course
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  • Suzhou is the Venice of China. It may not match the beauty of Venice, that does not take away the fact that Suzhou is not worth. A cruise through the channels is an absolute must. Great to have along the ancient Chinese cottages to boating, the atmosphere is fantastic and the Chinese waving friendly to the tourists. Forget Venice and experience Suzhou with an open mind, then you will love it
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  • I really enjoy the small cruise along the Canal, especially after nightfall. All the surrounding buildings and even trees are beautifully lit. The easiest to use in the numerous offered in tours and not yourself to look for the port from which move the shoulders.
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