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The Grand Canal of Suzhou Section

The Grand Canal of Suzhou Section Travel Guide

The Grand Canal ranks alongside the Great Wall of China as the country's greatest engineering achievement and it is the longest man-made waterway in the world. The Grand Canal of Suzhou Section is a part of the Grand Canal of Beijing and Hangzhou, and also a well-preserved section. It looks like a jade belt encircling Suzhou ancient city. Thanks to the canal, Suzhou became a paradise for for the merchants in ancient time.
There are many other famous historical sites alongside the canal, such as Suzhou Ancient City Wall, Pan Gate, Guxu Gate, etc. Suzhou government protects the canal with great efforts and measures. The canal is now not only a green corridor in Suzhou, but also connects some historical sites, becomes a popular scenic spot in Suzhou.

The ancient water town Suzhou is famous for the Grand Canal, which was built in Shui Dynasty (581- 618 A.D.). The Grand Canal is about 1794 kilometers long, starting from Hangzhou in the south to Beijing in the north, through four provinces Jiangsu, Shandong, Zhejiang, Hebei and two municipality cities Tianjin and Beijing city. It is the longest and oldest canal in the world, known as the two greatest projects in Chinese history.

You can enjoy the cruise on the Grand Canal. The ancient Suzhou city and the swaying willow are reflected in the clear water. When cruising on it you will appreciate the ancient Suzhou's gentle and delicate.

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There are Grand Canal Cruise you could enjoy the scenery on the both sides of Canal. The scenic spots along the canal include Pingjiang Road and Pan Men Ancient Water City Gate.

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Summer of Grand Canal

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