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“Promenade Along Suzhou "Creek"” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Suzhou River

Suzhou River
Ranked #97 of 1,310 things to do in Shanghai
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Chengdu, China
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“Promenade Along Suzhou "Creek"”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

Most reviewers have focused on the boat rides which are possible on the Suzhou River (sometimes known as Suzhou Creek). But it is just as feasible to go for a promenade along the banks of the river, as there is usually some kind of footpath, walkway or at least road following its course. The most interesting phase is down near the Bund end, where tehre are many fine concession-port-era buildings to enjoy, but we have walked a fw kilometres upriver and there is always soemthing to see. Amidst the modern apartment blocks are some century-old godowns, factories, flour mills and other early industrial structures, some of them with an attractively old world look. You can also see the willows, cherry blossom and other favorite Chinese shrubs, all added in an attempt to beautify the inner city.

Visited April 2014
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“Felt like you were seeing the real China”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

This was a nice part of our trip with ChinaTours. We were able to take a nice ride on the boat through the canals and then walk among the locals in their market.
It was like seeing a piece of real China.
Well worth the visit - but just for the day.

Visited February 2014
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“Dental/Medical Tour of China - Suzhou River Cruise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013

We spent time on a really relaxing canal cruise in Suzhou. The timing of the cruise was perfect as we arrived when it was still light and then all the lights and lanterns came on as we went along the canal. Comfortable boat and our wonderful guide left us to enjoy the peace of the cruise. Wonderful photo opportunities. Chinese lanterns were enchanting.

Visited October 2013
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Miami, Florida
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“Suzhou River”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

As call by many the Venice of the orient. It’s a nice attraction to visit if you’re in the area.
Beautiful stone bridges, pagodas, and classical gardens line the canals.
The canal is not too clean but you won’t be in contact with the water. Make sure to this with a tour guide, since the language barrier is a problem around this area. Most of the people working around the Suzhou River are locals.

Visited November 2012
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Shanghai, China
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“Great Day trip to Suzhou”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

Spent a great day in Suzhou. Had a great river cruise organized by our guide Tom Wang (seeyouagaintom@hotmail.ccom). Beautiful cruise through the old town followed by a rickshaw ride showing both aspects of the beautiful city.

Visited September 2013
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