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“Lovely cruise along the canal.”

Suzhou Ancient Grand Canal
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Victoria, Canada
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116 reviews
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“Lovely cruise along the canal.”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed the cruise and were glad that we had an English speaking translator as the skipper did not speak English.

Visited March 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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“Venice of East”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

Suzhou is also know as the Venice of East and quite apt. It is very interesting boat ride as you can see a lot of things. Excellent opportunity for people who love to take pictures.

Visited June 2012
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Spokane, Washington
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“Take an overnight boat from Suzhou to Hongzhou”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

They feed you dinner and it is not expensive and you end up in Hongzhou which is a pretty town built around a lake

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New Westminster, Canada
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“Venice of the 'East”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

The Grand Canal of China is the longest Ancient Grand Canal in the world. Our boat ride along the Grand Canal, Suzhou section was quite breathtaking. Suzhou is known as the “Venice of the East”. It is situated on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River. We enjoyed seeing the stone bridges along the canal and the many ancient houses and buildings on both sides of the Canal. For people who live along the Canal, water taxis are the main mode of transportation. Cruising the Grand Canal was quite an experience and the best way to appreciate the beauty of typical ancient river town dwellings and historical relics along the Yangtze. As it was dusk when we began our boat ride, we watched the lights and lanterns light up along the canal - what a magical experience.

Visited October 2012
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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“beautiful old homes and shops”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

lovely area to shop, site see and eat. sent post cards to USA from a Future Mail card shop.Enjoyed fresh smoothies and snacks.

Visited October 2012
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