The Grand Canal

The Grand Canal is the world’s longest man-made waterway, being 1,800 kilometers long. The canal connects the present cities of Beijing in the north and Hangzhou in the south, which served as dynastic capitals in the past, and contains 24 locks and 60 bridges.

As a UNESCO world heritage site, and the longest canal in the world, the Grand Canal has so much history to offer the traveller . Within Jiangsu the canal stretches 325KM through the 8 cities including Suzhou , Wuxi and Yangzhou…etc. Take a trip along the canal to experience the unique feeling of Jiangnan culture.

The Grand Canal 大运河

Recommended travel routes

Canal sightseeing three day tour


1. The taste characteristics of Yangzhou tea, visit Slender West Lake;

2. Afternoon visit the park, Wang’s little garden, Yangzhou Museum, the Ming and Qing Dynasties and Cultural District double strand;

3. Take a night cruise on the ancient canal.


1. Travel to Wuxi, Taihu Turtle Head Islet scenic spot;

2. Afternoon tour Lingshan scenic spot, Qingming bridge ancient canal scenic spot.


1. Travel to Suzhou Tongli Town, walk through the town streets, Tuisi Garden Tour;

2. Night tour of the ancient canal in Suzhou