Qian Long Waterway Tours – Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province, China

Qian Long Waterway

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The entire stretch of Yanfu Rd. runs along the canal, China, Jiangsu Province, Yangzhou
Hours : 8am-5:30pm

About this place

Just north of the city center (Wenchang Pavillion) lies the tree and park lined Hu Cheng Canal 护城河 (also called the Qian Long Waterway). Yanfu Road runs along the waterway. Emperor Qianlong used this route to enter the city and visit Slender West Lake. For 50 Yuan dragon boats can be hired at the Imperial Dock to retrace the emperor’s route. The experience of the ride is recommended as the waterway likely appears not too different than it did to Qianlong centuries ago. The dock is between the Tian Ning Temple and Ye Chun Teahouse.


The somewhat silly replica boats at the Imperial Dock

At night the lights along the waterway illuminate the canal, bridges, and pagodas in the area making for a perfect after-dinner stroll. Also near the waterway, on the north bank of the river, is the easy-to-spot outdoor bird and plant market (花鸟市场). The market is yet another great place to wander about and hopefully score a unique gift.


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Re: Qian Long Waterway

By Nancy Magic Tour,

Datong Tour ,Beijing Tour ,Luoyang Tour

<p>The beginning of the end of the tour line is two seat of the quiet and elegant hotel, here was the emperor Qian Long of the Imperial Garden and the palace.</p>
Re: Qian Long Waterway

By Shaolu86,

Your professional, experienced, knowledgeable tour guide

<p>Great Information.!</p>
Re: Qian Long Waterway

By Eric Denny,

A fun & experienced guide with wonderful stories all over West China.

<p>Thanks for sharing the info and picture.</p>
Re: Qian Long Waterway

By Julia Zhu,

Tours and events, Interpreting across China starting from USD120

<p>You remind me of Siye and Huaixiu in Xishuo Qianlong, I will be there again this year.</p>
Re: Qian Long Waterway

By Qinqin,

Licensed Tour Guide / Business Interpreter in shanghai and Hangzhou

<p>It is worthy to take the cruise in Hu Cheng Canal.</p>
Qianlong Waterway trip make me feel like i am the Emperor.

By Chris,

<p>We rent a boat when we were there, the boat is a dragon shape and have a table inside, we sitted around having a cup of tea and enjoyed the wind and the fresh air with the smell of the river, i was feel like i am the Emperor at that time, so cool!</p>

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