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User currently offlineIshky15 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 717 posts, RR: 12
Posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1253 times:

I've never been to Venice, but I was in Amsterdam a year and a half ago. Does anyone know of any other cities that have a large and prominent canal system? I'm just curious if there are any other cities that have them. Thanx.

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User currently offlineBrissie_lions From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1201 times:

Bangkok has a large system of canals on the Chao Phaya River, called KLONGS, which go all the way up to Ayutthaya (the old Siamese capital).

Chiang Mai also has a system of canals.



User currently offlineStretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2568 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1197 times:

Also San Antonio, Texas, has the "Riverwalk."


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User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1195 times:

St. Petersburg, Russia.

User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1191 times:

Several cities in New York State have the Erie/Barge Canal.

User currently offlineMinolta-maiden From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1182 times:

Birmingham, UK which is about 20 miles from where I am from is known as "The Venice of the North", it actually has more canals than the great Italian city

User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1178 times:

Fort Lauderdale: "Venice of North America"


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User currently offlineKLM747 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2001, 669 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1166 times:

Amsterdam, Netherlands has many canals.  Smile

KLM747 Big grin


User currently offlineMbmbos From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2597 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1160 times:

You'll find many places in the Low Countries that have canals. Brugges (sp?) Belgium, for instance, which is famous for their lace making. Leiden, Netherlands, home of the country's top university.

You will also find canals in Lowell, Massachusetts, as it was once a factory town that used canals for transportation.


User currently offlineWorldVoyager From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 393 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1159 times:

The city where I live, Ottawa, has a long canal called the Rideau Canal. In (our horrible, freezing, unlivable) winter, the Canal freezes and turns into the world's longest skating rink! It's a huge tourist attraction that brings millions of tourists.

User currently offlineIshky15 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 717 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1154 times:

I also forgot that Honolulu has one that runs parallel to Waikiki.

User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1148 times:

1. Amsterdam (there are tons of canals around.)
2. Honoluu
3. Ft. Lauderdale
4. Venice
5. Bangkok
6. St Petersburg (russia)
7. Rotterdam (also tons of canals around)
6. Birmingham (UK)
7. Dhakka (Dacca) has alot of canals
8. Moscow (they have the great Volga canal which connects the baltic and white sea to the black sea.
9. Norfolk, theres canals around the navy shipyards.


User currently offlineG Dubya From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1147 times:

Love Canal, NY

User currently offlineAC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1146 times:

Montreal has the Lachine Canal, with bike paths, parks, that kinda stuff

User currently offlineMx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1143 times:

In Australia the city with the largest canal systems would have to Gold Coast city. It has a large amount of residential canal development.

Sydney has one as well, Sylvania waters. Anyone remember the dreadful show they did around it?

Cheers,

mb


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1139 times:

Love Canal.....Okay, I can't stop laughing......

User currently offlineUs330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3871 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1132 times:

Dallas has Valley Ranch (people who have been there know what I am talking about) Big grin

User currently offlineJohnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2592 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1127 times:

Phoenix -- it's the Venice of Arizona.

User currently offlineArchie Bunker From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1123 times:

The Venetian Resort and Casino in Las Vegas...has a canal above the casino on the second floor, mall level.

User currently offlineSAS_A330-300 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1106 times:

Stockholm has a few chanels.

Simon Larsson


User currently offlineTOP From Germany, joined May 2000, 264 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1099 times:

Duisburg has the biggest inland port of the world:

http://www.telemap.de/scripts/HTMLSeite.dll?ZoomMap&zoom=1113&oben=55453666&links=50505261&unten=55496915&rechts=50548510&sel_x=50505264&sel_y=55475292&point.x=0&point.y=0&ort=||Duisburg|Ruhrort|||Deutschland&kunde=0&lang=ger&w=350&h=350"





User currently offlineN960AS From Switzerland, joined Apr 2000, 466 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1095 times:

Venice Beach, California

Ok, it never became a full city of canals like Abbot Kinney [?] imagined but it has the grand canal and some others. In addition there are a lot of walking street like the most famous Ocean Front Walk...

J


User currently offlineSQA340 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 702 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1088 times:

Hehehe Indy has a canal with a walk and you can rent paddleboats too! Also Broad ripple has a canal going through it.

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