Qingming Bridge Ancient Canal Scenic Area
Qingming Bridge Ancient Canal Scenic Area [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
The scenic area is located in the south endern part of the central urban area of Wuxi. It is at the intersection of two Y-shaped ancient rivers and two ancient streets along the rivers, with abundant historical relics and cultural landscapes.
The Qingming Bridge Section of the Grand Canal of China, which is about six kilometers long, shows the most distinctive features of the riverside towns in the regions south of the Yangtze River. The most famous attraction should be the water-side lanes. At both sides of the canal, along the ancient canel, there are ancient kilns, houses, streets, bridges, temples, towers, lanes and wharfs built in the Ming and Qing dynasties, which have witnessed the history of Wuxi for about 3,000 years.
● Location: Wuqiao Sub-district-Xishuidun-South Gate-Qingming Bridge Section of the Grand Canal of China. It is the best scenic area at the Wuxi Section of the Grand Canal.
● Ticket: free
● Open timehours: With access all day
● Transportation: No. 55, 23, 19 and 25 from Wuxi Railway Station
● Boarding Piers:
Canal Park Pier
South Pier (nearby the railway station and China Travel Hotel)
● Departure Time:
Canal Park Pier：09:00, 11:00, 14:00, 15:00, 19:00, 20:00.
South Pier：09:15, 11:15, 14:15, 15:15, 19:15, 20:15
● Boat Ticket: 60 RMB ($9.68)