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“Suzhou” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Suzhou Canal Park

Suzhou Canal Park
No.1346 Sanxiang Road, Xiangcheng District, Suzhou 215131, China
0512-68275497
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Ranked #26 of 200 attractions in Suzhou
Type: Parks
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Mount Maria
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“Suzhou”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We went on a gondala and the oarsman sang in Chinese,,it was fun and we got to see homes from the canals..the bridges were just beautiful..I took many beautiful photo's..then we wander around the shops along the canal's..

Visited September 2012
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“We thoroughly enjoyed our sampan ride along the small canals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Since Suzhou had once been called the Venice of the East, we had to try to find out why. Admittedly, there is very little left of that era, but we managed to get a sampan ride through some of the small canal roads. It was an absolute delight to navigate those streets, under the old bridges, seeing some of the small cafes and old alleys. In addition, our sampan driver sang us some of the local folk songs; thankfully, he had a wonderfully charming voice. It was one of the highlights of our day trip to Suzhou.

Visited September 2012
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“canal tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

yes i think Marco Polo was right when he was saying Suzhou is the Venice of the east .we went there with all the people of our group we walked along the mall city and then we went with the small dragon boats around the town in the water canals.the ride there reminds us Venice.people look not very rich i can say are poor people but very polite.it was a very good experience for all of us

Visited August 2012
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“Canal tour”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

Definitely worthwhile when visiting Suzhou but I found the canal tour to be too short and it only went through the wide part of the canal. Good views of the city wall but I expected to see the narrow canals.

Visited May 2012
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“Suzhou Canal Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

It is a must!!1We took a ride on the canal on a dragon boat and it reminded us of Venice. Lots of beautiful colonial homes line the canals.The city itself is also calm after a busy tour in Shanghai.

Visited August 2011
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