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Cities With Canals

Wed Jan 31, 2001 8:23 pm

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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RE: Cities With Canals

Wed Jan 31, 2001 9:12 pm

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.

 
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RE: Cities With Canals

Wed Jan 31, 2001 9:19 pm

Also San Antonio, Texas, has the "Riverwalk."
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RE: Cities With Canals

Wed Jan 31, 2001 9:52 pm

St. Petersburg, Russia.
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RE: Cities With Canals

Wed Jan 31, 2001 10:01 pm

Several cities in New York State have the Erie/Barge Canal.
 
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RE: Cities With Canals

Wed Jan 31, 2001 10:44 pm

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
 
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RE: Cities With Canals

Thu Feb 01, 2001 3:05 am

Fort Lauderdale: "Venice of North America"
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RE: Cities With Canals

Thu Feb 01, 2001 5:43 am

Amsterdam, Netherlands has many canals.  Smile

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RE: Cities With Canals

Thu Feb 01, 2001 7:00 am

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.
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RE: Cities With Canals

Thu Feb 01, 2001 7:08 am

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.
 
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RE: Cities With Canals

Thu Feb 01, 2001 8:21 am

I also forgot that Honolulu has one that runs parallel to Waikiki.
 
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RE: Cities With Canals

Thu Feb 01, 2001 10:48 am

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.
 
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RE: Cities With Canals

Thu Feb 01, 2001 10:52 am

Love Canal, NY
 
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RE: Cities With Canals

Thu Feb 01, 2001 11:12 am

Montreal has the Lachine Canal, with bike paths, parks, that kinda stuff
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RE: Cities With Canals

Thu Feb 01, 2001 11:31 am

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?

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RE: Cities With Canals

Thu Feb 01, 2001 12:10 pm

Love Canal.....Okay, I can't stop laughing......
 
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RE: Cities With Canals

Thu Feb 01, 2001 12:48 pm

Dallas has Valley Ranch (people who have been there know what I am talking about) Big grin
 
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RE: Cities With Canals

Fri Feb 02, 2001 4:36 am

Phoenix -- it's the Venice of Arizona.
 
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RE: Cities With Canals

Fri Feb 02, 2001 7:17 am

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

Sat Feb 03, 2001 3:40 am

Stockholm has a few chanels.

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RE: Cities With Canals

Sat Feb 03, 2001 1:44 pm

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...

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RE: Cities With Canals

Sat Feb 03, 2001 10:19 pm

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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