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Suzhou Ancient Grand Canal

Guyunhe Travel Terminal, Side of Xinshi Bridge , Jinchang District, Suzhou 215004, China
+86 512 6811 8088
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Guyunhe Travel Terminal, Side of Xinshi Bridge , Jinchang District, Suzhou 215004, China
+86 512 6811 8088
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 an idea about the history and the...More

Thank RITA Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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 with people having their pictures taken for weddings....More

1  Thank tjfmsf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 not miss this opportunity to see this part of Suzhou.

1  Thank NeilSchier
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went on a 45 min cruise along the grand canal - wonderful. Tranquil water, clean waterways, old buildings and perfect weather. At the end we disembarked and walked through Shan Tang St which was packed with local people buying their fruit and vegetables for the...More

Thank Laurice B
Reviewed 13 May 2017

I've been in similar river tours all over Asia, this one was nice but nothing extraordinary. I didn't like the fact that the captain of our boat tried very persistently to persuade us to buy useless souvenirs.

Thank Elle_01234
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Suzhou Ancient Grand Canal has vast history behind. With today's technology system, the canal could be improve for the better future.

Thank Broson T
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Lots to see and do here. You MUST take a Sampan ride down the canal. It was the highlight of our visit. The wonderful elderly man driving the boat sang to us while steering us through the water. It was fantastic! Also along the canal...More

Thank Lori M
Reviewed 27 April 2017

It was perhaps our fault but I had wanted to take the evening cruise but was unable to find the place to get the boat. We did see the boats but the place marked, on the map, as the dock was closed and had apparently...More

Thank FrostyNottingham
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Optional package on our tour and I enjoyed it. About 40 minutes up and down the canal, taking in the old style buildings and the way things were. Our guide was knowledgeable about the area and explained it thoroughly.

Thank swannie00450
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Traveled the Canal as part of a Nexus Tour. The positive aspect was to see the households from the river, and have a feeling of stepping back in time. The negative was that there was not a commentary describing the history of the canal and...More

1  Thank DaveFromDevonport
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Ina I
What is the closest metro station to the place and is it walkable from there?How much is the ride?
6 April 2017|
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Response from coastal24551 | Reviewed this property |
The closest Metro station is "Leqiao" on Line 1. Line 4 will be closer but it is not finished yet. It is about 3km walk due south on Renmin Lu. The wharf is on the left just before you cross the canal. The price was about... More
Where do I go to start the canal boat trip? Does it start from shangtang street? I will be arriving at suzhou railway station.
31 May 2016|
Response from iVANA S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it starts there. You take taxi from the station,
Illana K
Hi! is it better to prebook the boat ride on Grand canal or take one when we get there? ,
17 March 2016|
Response from iVANA S | Reviewed this property |
book, there is plenty of them.