"Cruising on the Grand Canal" Yangzhou Things to Do Tip by ellyse

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  Gaily-decorated cruise boats
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  • Gaily-decorated cruise boats - Yangzhou
      Gaily-decorated cruise boats
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  • Along the canal at night - Yangzhou
      Along the canal at night
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  • On the canal - Yangzhou
      On the canal
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The Grand Canal dates from the Sui dynasty, when it was instrumental in bringing the rich produce of the Yangtze River delta area to the capital. Nowadays, with land transport being much more efficient and economical, the Grand Canal is only used for leisure and tourism.
A one-way ticket is 40 RMB, round-trip is 50 RMB. There's also a combined admission package available. Costing 180 RMB and valid over 2 consecutive days, the package includes Slender West Lake (90 RMB), Ge Garden (40 RMB), Daming Temple (45 RMB), He Garden (40 RMB) and the one-way Grand Canal cruise (40 RMB). If you're not planning to go to at least 3 of these sights (including Slender West Lake), then buying separate admission tickets would be more worthwhile. Personally if I wasn't buying the combined ticket then I wouldn't bother forking out the extra money for the cruise.

Directions: Boats ply between the dock near 1912, and the dock near Pianyimen plaza. These are respectively at the southeast and northeast corners of town.

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  • Updated Jan 8, 2010
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