The Ancient Canal night cruise is an unforgettable experience when you travel in Suzhou, with the beautiful light and good scenery on both sides. With the good service and Suzhou local opera - Pingtan performance on board, you will fill relax and comfortable.
It is a highlight to take a boat ride along the Grand Canal for you Suzhou tour. Sightseeing on the boat of this fantastic city, you can view the backyards of Suzhou residents, whitewashed houses with gray-tiled roofs, while bridges and narrow alleys criss-cross the passages.
Because of the Grand Canal, thousands of businessmen gathered in the ancient Suzhou city. Nowadays, nearly half of the cargo shipment in Suzhou is borne by sea. The ancient city river, as a part of the Grand Canal, is just like a beautiful jade belt surrounding the city of Suzhou. The Ancient Canal area is not only a pergola of Suzhou, but also connects many historical and cultural relics of the city. Therefore, it becomes a popular tour line for domestic and foreign tourists.
The Ancient City Wall Ruins, Panmen Gate, Ancient Xumen Gate, Midu Bridge, ect and many other beautiful attractions are located along the ancient canal. High buildings standing on one side of the ancient Grand Canal and archaized architectures on the other side, modern and acient matched, it makes a harmonious scenery. Tourists will feel a quite different charm of Suzhou by boating along the Grand Canal.
►Where to take the Grand Canal Cruise Boat?
Address: Xinshiqiao pier, No.798 Panxu Road, Gusu District, Suzhou City
Driving guide: Railway station - the people Road -Newmarket Road - the ancient canal pier.
►Public Transport Guide:
There are following 3 lines nearby Suzhou Railway Station. Take bus No.522, No.2, No.602, No.305, No.47, No.70, No.7, No.5, No.39, and No.39 to the scenic area directly.
Line 1: Bus No. 522
Get on Bus No 522 at Suzhou Railway Station Stop, the get off at Xinshiqiao North Stop (after 11 stops) Then walk for about 2 minutes, you will get the pier. The total distance is about 4.1 km.
Line 2: Tourist Bus No. 2
Walk for about 3 minutes from Suzhou Railway Station to Qianwanli North Stop, from where you can get on Tourist Bus No 2, then get off at Xinshiqiao South stop (after 16 stops). After that, walk for around 1 minute to get the pier. The total distance is about 5 km.
Line 3: Tourist Bus No. 5
Walk for about 3 minutes from Suzhou Railway Station to Qianwanli North Stop, from where you can get on Tourist Bus No 5,hen get off at Xinshiqiao South stop (after 15 stops). After that, walk for around 1 minute to get the pier. The total distance is about 5.7 km.
The canal itself is open all day, and tickets for cruise ships are sold from 9:00-19:30
►The price for Ancient Grand Canal Night Cruise: CNY120 per person