Activities in Jiāngsū
Hour-long evening boat tours (Y100 per person) do half-circuit return trips along the outer moat. Boats leave every half hour between 6.30pm and 8.30pm. Buy tickets from the Suzhou Wharf. At the time of writing, plans were in place to make possible a complete circuit of the moat. Eight-person row boats (per boat Y150) ply the canals by Pingjiang Lu where, towards the northern end of the lane, you’ll find a ticket office
Evening boat tours wind their way around the outer canal leaving nightly at 18:30. The trips are good fun and a great way to experience old Sūzhōu. Remember to bring bug repellent as the mosquitos are tenacious. Tickets can be bought at the port near Renmin Bridge, which shares the same quarters with the Grand Canal ticket office.