Grand Canal

Gardens Grand Canal Market Rickshaw ride

Grand Canal


Grand Canal at Suzhou


the canal was hand dug and extends from Beijing


through narrow waterways


under elegant bridges



Grand canal has many tour boats




traffic brisge


fishing from the bank


near the modern city




Wumen bridge is one of the famous "Three Scenes at Panmen Gate", along with the Pagoda of Auspicious light and Panmen Gate. Its construction dates back to the Northern Song Dynasty but was rebuilt in the reign of Emperor Tongzhi of the Qing Dynasty. Likened to a rainbow, it spans the Grand Canal in a single arch.


 the Buddhist Monastery of Universal Relief, built by Sun Quan, King of Wu in the
Three Kingdoms era. Destroyed by fire several times, it was rebuilt in the Northern Song Dynasty. During the Song, Ming, and Qing dynasties its superstructure was rebuilt numerous times.

Gardens Grand Canal Market Rickshaw ride

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