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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  • August 12, 2017
    The 45 minute boat ride along the canal was a very relaxing part of our Nexus "Best Of China + Yangtze River Cruise" Tour. Floating past the homes and market area gave a wonderful insight into the his...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Best relax to take a boat -cool with wonderful sights to enjoy! Different starting points around Suzhou.  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    This area has been the highlight of holiday the old city such beautiful photos so things to see and you do we highly recommend going to the Chinese tea rooms in its original buildings And enjoying the...  more »

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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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