About Grand Canal Hangzhou

This historic canal is the longest man-made waterway in the world, a whopping 1764 km long! On UNESCO's World Heritage List, the Grand Canal Hangzhou, also known as the Jinghang or Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, was built as a transportation hub by the Sui Dynasty more than 2000 years ago! It is considered the lifeline of China by providing transportation and agriculture for multiple Chinese dynasties. The Grand Canal, unlike West Lake, truly depicts the life and culture of the ordinary people of China.

Must See

  • Gongchen Bridge
  • Qiaoxi Historic block with the China Umbrella Museum and China Scissors Museum
  • Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal Museum

How to reach

  • By bus Take bus B1, B2, B3, B4 or B7 and get off at Wulinmen Guangchang Bei (Wulin Square North) Station.
  • Take bus 32, 126b, 126, 153, 218, 220, 261, 266 to Lunchuan Matou.
  • Take bus 2, 14, 24, 26, 32, 55, 56, 76, 76 Express, 153, 156, 206, 211 or 268 and get off at Hangzhou Dasha (Hangzhou Mansion) Station.
  • By Metro Take Line 1 to get off at Wulin Square (Wulin Guang Chang) Station and get out from Exit B.


  • It is recommended to take the water bus when visiting the canal. The water bus is found near Wulinmen Pier and sails all the way to Hongchenqiao Pier.
  • It is also recommended to try the night cruise in the canal, starting and ending at Wulinmen Pier.
  • Dine in local restaurants with a beautiful view of the canal.
  • Credit cards are accepted here.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Do not engage in any PDA.
  • Carry strollers for younger kids.
  • Come along in your best nightwear.
  • Reserve tables for dining.
  • Ask restaurants for vegan, gluten-free options.


Visit Time

Sunday:       8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Monday:       8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday:      8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Thursday:     8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday:          8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday:     8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Time you can spend

3 to 4 hours


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