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Night View of Grand Canal Hangzhou

Saturday, June 11th, 2016
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For me, Grand Canal Hangzhou is the best preserved and most beautiful section of Grand Canal, China, starting from Beijing in the north and ending at Hangzhou in the south for a total length of 1776 km, the earliest and longest man-made canal in the world.

As a Hangzhou native, each time back to Hangzhou, I cannot resist the temptation to have a glimpse of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage crowned waterway, immersing myself into the highlight of Hangzhou’s historical roots and cultural history, both physically and spiritually.

Basically you have two ways to visit the magnificent ancient canal – cruising on the Grand Canal or walking along the stone-pave pathways on the tree-lined and relics-dotted banks. For more travel information on Grand Canal Hangzhou, you may see my previous post – How to Visit Grand Canal Hangzhou.

Today I’d like to share with you the pictures of the night view and scenes of Grand Canal Hangzhou on my recent trip to the canal in the evening.  A night walking tour along the illuminated shorelines of the waterway allows you to see the perfect fusion of the past and present, antiquity and modernity.

If time permits on your Hangzhou tour, packing and wearing a pair of comfortable shoes,  have a walking tour  of Grand Canal Hangzhou either in daytime or in the evening, your perfect way  to mix with the locals, to see Hangzhou, and know China.

Walking on the illuminated waterway shores
Walking on the illuminated waterway shores
 A pleasure boat anchored at the pier
A pleasure boat anchored at the pier
Lit-up sheds with amazing reflections on the water
Lit-up sheds with amazing reflections on the water
A water edge shed
A water edge shed
The Neon-lit waterfront bars and restautants
The Neon-lit waterfront bars and resturatants
Walkways along the banks
Walkways along the banks
Gongchen Bridge that spans the Grand Canal
Gongchen Bridge that spans the Grand Canal
Night View of Grand Canal Hangzhou
Night View of Grand Canal Hangzhou
A barge is sailing under a bridge
A barge is sailing under a bridge
A cruise boat on the waterway
A cruise boat on the waterway
Xiqiaozhi Street by Gongchen Bridge
Xiqiaozhi Street by Gongchen Bridge

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How to Visit Grand Canal Hangzhou

Tip:  Hassle-free Hangzhou Guided Tours

If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours, here are some options for Hangzhou Guided Tours:

Hangzhou Tour
Hangzhou 4-Day Tour Package
Hangzhou 3-Day Tour Package
Hangzhou Private Tour
Hangzhou Theme Tour
Hangzhou Side Trips
Hangzhou Car Rental with Driver

Further Readings


Top 10 Attractions in Hangzhou
Top 10 Photography Spots in Hangzhou
Night View of West Lake in Hangzhou
The Best hiking trail in Hangzhou
The best time to visit Hangzhou
Hangzhou East Railway Station
Hangzhou Airport Arrival Hall
How to Visit Feilai Peak Grottoes in Hangzhou
Where to stay in Hangzhou
Hangzhou Bicycle Hire
Wushan Night Market in Hangzhou
Pedestrian Streets in Hangzhou
Hangzhou’s Best Bars & Nightclubs
Best Way to Visit Hangzhou from Shanghai
How to Visit Grand Canal Hangzhou
How to Visit Xiling Seal Engravers’ Society
How to Visit Liuhe Pagoda
Hangzhou Tea Plantation
How to Visit Leifeng Pagoda
How to visit Hupao Spring (Tiger Spring) Hangzhou
How to Visit Yellow Dragon Cave in Hangzhou
The Best Place to View Sunrise over West Lake Hangzhou

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