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The Ancient Grand Canal

The Ancient Grand Canal is one of the oldest canals in the world and is the longest man-made river in the world. The Ancient Grand Canal, first constructed during the Late Spring and Autumn Period, is over 1,400 years old and is 1,794 kilometers long. The Ancient Grand Canal connects five large rivers in China and runs through six provinces. The Ancient Grand Canal begins in Tongxian County, Beijing and flows towards Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang Province, being expanded several times throughout its history to its present length today. The Ancient Grand Canal also served as the major means of transportation between northern and southern China during the Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties, which profoundly affected the economic ties of these two regions.
The Ancient Grand Canal was improved after the China was founded in 1949 and most of the sections are navigable, except in Shandong province. However, due to the development of the train in China, the role of the Grand Canal has decreased over the years and some areas have become old and in need of repair. The guide information below would make your travel to Ancient Grand Canal comfortable: Location: No.739. Panxu Road, Canglang District, Suzhou  Admission Fee CNY60/Person  Opening hours: 9:00-18:30;19:30-20:45  Contact number: +86 512 68118088

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