With the Grand Canal flowing through Suzhou, Jiangsu province for centuries, places along the waterway have flourished with distinctive charm and culture.
The local government recently worked out 10 destinations that are along the Canal in Suzhou and let's explore the ones in Suzhou New District.
An aerial view of Xushuguan town and the Grand Canal. [Photo/ourjiangsu.com]
Xushuguan is a thousand-year-old town that has long been regarded as the busiest wharf in Suzhou. The town was prospered by the Canal as convenient waterway transportation has made it to be one of the seven customs houses in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).