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'Floating gardens' of Xochimilco

Listed under Tourist Attractions in Mexico City, Mexico.

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These farm lined canals have now been around for about 700 years but they still look, and work, in a very similar way to how they did in Aztec times.  Rent a trajinera, which is sort of like a very colourful flat bottomed gondola, coming complete with gondolier, to take you for a cruise along the canals that both line and feed the gardens.  Instead of the operatic tones of Venice, it's likely you'll be confronted with the lively music of a mariachi band punting by on another boat.  Boat based vendors will try to sell you some refreshments and on most days it's a pretty festive atmosphere – especially at the weekend. 

Written by  Clover Jackson.

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