As we know, the world is filed with different sizes of canals, from small waterways within cities to waterways that connect oceans. All the cities that home a canal are often compared by tourists with the famous Venice. Probably, all these cities around the world are recognized for their waterways and canals, and are usually named “The Venice of”. However, these cities are very beautiful and have their own charm, culture and history, so all these wonderful cities are worth to be visited. Here are some of the most famous canals on the planet:
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Also known as “The Venice of China,” this beautiful city can be found in Eastern China, on the lower Yangtze River. Suzhou was founded during the 5th century BC and is well-known for its beautiful waterways, historic stone bridges and intricate gardens. When visiting this city, you will find a large variety of activities that you can experience. To be mentioned that the cuisine is very delicious and that Suzhou is also known for its proximity to the Grand Canal, considered to be the largest waterway trade route on the planet.
Canals of Bruges
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As we know, this beautiful city is probably the best preserved medieval city in Europe. Also, Bruges is the most popular destination in Belgium. Similar to Suzhou, Bruges is named “The Venice of the North.” This beautiful canal can be sailed by tourists to see Burges’ most beautiful sites and enjoy nice and relaxed boat rides. In the Middle Ages, this canal was used by traders to bring a large variety of products to the city’s market.
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Also known as the “Venice of the North”, Stockholm is one of the most visited places in Sweden. This beautiful city is located on 14 islands, meaning that there are boats and canals everywhere. For visitors, it is recommended to rent a kayak or canoe to visit the entire city. When visiting Stockholm, you may enjoy a boat ride and spend a nice day of relaxation on one of the city’s islands.
Throughout the years, canals were used as trade routes, helping traders move their products in many parts of the city. Nowadays, canals are used by tourists to see the most beautiful places of a city. Have you ever been on a boat ride on one of the aforementioned canals?
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