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Nice walk along the river

The views of the river and its houses on the sidewalks along a park are beautiful. The entrence and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gilles v
UNESCO heritage area

We did a short boat ride along the canal as part of a structured tour. We had a boat just for our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sm05060
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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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Lishui Road, Gongye District, Hangzhou 310015, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The views of the river and its houses on the sidewalks along a park are beautiful. The entrence and schedule of the ferry are difficult to find. Less crowded that at West Lake.

1  Thank Gilles v
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a short boat ride along the canal as part of a structured tour. We had a boat just for our tour group and found it very interesting. Lots of old buildings, bridges people doing their laundry in the water. We stopped and then...More

Thank sm05060
Reviewed 21 May 2018

The boat ride at the grand canal was really awesome. We were seated on the upper deck, which was not open to the locals and it was great since we had it all to ourselves.... big thanks to our guide Jerry who made it happen.

Thank PushExplore
Reviewed 21 November 2017

The area around Gongchen Bridge is good for walking, dining, people-watching, . . . Considering the age of the canal, it's impressive to see it still being used for commerce. The adjacent museum is a must for grasping the scope of the endeavor. Hangzhou can...More

Thank WagnersParsifal
Reviewed 25 March 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.

1  Thank erikj348
Reviewed 20 January 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...More

Thank Tay08
Reviewed 13 January 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.......More

5  Thank TorchbearerSydney
Reviewed 22 December 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...More

Thank Evgenij K
Reviewed 15 December 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...More

Thank caroline b
Reviewed 26 November 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...More

1  Thank JerryBigBee
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Philip J
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Response from WagnersParsifal | Reviewed this property |
Probably not. The paths next to the canal are pedestrian walkways. There may be sections where there are bike-friendly paths, but not where I was (around the Grand Canal Museum).
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