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Jinghang Grand Canal Hangzhou

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Address: Lishui Road, Gongye District, Hangzhou 310015, China
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Since the end of the 13th century, this waterway has stretched north to...

Since the end of the 13th century, this waterway has stretched north to south over a distance of more than 1,118 miles from Beijing, south to Tianjin then to Hangzhou located southwest of Shanghai.

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Took a cruise along this canal and it was really impressive. The canal is more than 2000 years old and is the longest and largest ancient canal in the world. The Hangzhou... read more

Reviewed January 19, 2017
George Town, Malaysia
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed March 24, 2017

Group boat rides on tiny portion of Grand canal. interesting cultural spot, but aside from boat ride, not great. Village at far end had one nice cultural building with artists working and displaying and selling wares that were authentic, not cut trinket.

Thank erikj348
George Town, Malaysia
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Reviewed January 19, 2017

Took a cruise along this canal and it was really impressive. The canal is more than 2000 years old and is the longest and largest ancient canal in the world. The Hangzhou section itself is very interesting as along the canal are settlements and clusters of beautiful old houses and shops. The area around the Gongchen Bridge is particularly interesting.

Thank Tay08
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed January 12, 2017

This is one of the great sites of Hangzhou, but hard to get information about! The Grand Canal is up there with the Great Wall as one of the major feats of ancient China, for me more interesting than the West Lake. Here's an itinerary.... get the 9.30AM ferry near Wulin Square (metro)...3 Yuan and go to the end of... More 

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Minsk, Belarus
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Reviewed December 22, 2016

It's very beautifull trip across the Grand Canal in the evening, when it's getting dark. It's also preferable the take a trip in a non raining weather - in this case the windows on the boat are clean and you can take good pictures. Almost all the path the is a wonderfull light show on trees and columns. Near the... More 

Thank Evgenij K
Harare, Zimbabwe
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed December 15, 2016

My daughter and I went in one of those canals across the West Lake to the other side it was really nice as we had never been on any of those canals. There were a lot of foreigners from different countries, it was such a beautiful vie that we both enjoyed every minute of it. The view of the Hangzhou... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed November 26, 2016

It makes a great walk up the canal from Wulin square to Gongchen bridge. Many things to see and explore left and right from the water. It is impressive to see how many heavy laden ships move up and down this historic canal. Especially when they pass through Gongchen bridge.

1 Thank JerryBigBee
Guangzhou, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed November 15, 2016

Sunday afternoon,took metro till Xihu Cultural square ,visited the huge plaza and reached the channel ,opposite just crossing a nice bridge( nice work of art in the stone of it ) over the Grand Canal saw the pier with the water bus .We had a peaceful navigation till Gongchenqiao no more than 25 minutes . In that area you can... More 

1 Thank AliciaCecilia
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed October 1, 2016

We went to Jiangsu Provincial Museum, we walked by chance where the ferry to this place departs. We took it as it was heading to the Grand Canal. We paid 3 yuan on board the ferry and its stop to this village. Not much left but still some traces of the old bridge. Very nice ride on the public ferry.... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Even if its free, don't ever go. We go on a local tour.Lining up for hours just to get on the small boat and look at the nothing but yellowish, stale river; no way!! The ticket are expensive, and it's meaningless compare to other scenic area around hangzhou. Feels like being cheated by the tour.Disappointed!

1 Thank Jemypink
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed August 27, 2016

Like the Great Wall of China, the Grand Canal is one of the greatest ancient constructions in the world and is now an UNESCO heritage site. Being the longest artificial river in the world, it starts from Beijing and passes through the provinces of Hebei, Shandong, Jiangsu and Zhejiang to the city of Hangzhou, linking the Yellow River and Yangtze... More 

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