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Address: Around Guangling District, Yangzhou 225001, China
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A nice urban feature but devoid of its ancient character

We took the cruise on the canal. It is a nice way to travel through the city, but today the canal is lined mainly with parks and modern buildings that don't relate to the canal... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2012
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The Grand Canal is one of the greatest engineering feats of the ancient world. Completed in the 7th century, The Grand Canal stretched all the way to Beijing to Hangzhou- a distance of over 1700 kms. Unlike the Great Wall, this canal was actually an unqualified success too, stimulating trade throughout Eastern China. In 2014, the Grand Canal was added... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

We took the cruise on the canal. It is a nice way to travel through the city, but today the canal is lined mainly with parks and modern buildings that don't relate to the canal. If you are looking for historic warehouses and other features of a living canal, you will be disappointed.

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