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Grand Canal

China's Grand Canal at 2700km, is the longest and oldest in the world. It comprises of 3 sections:- Shuitang Grand Canal, Jinghang Grand Canal and the Zhedong Grand Canal developed over 2500 years. The World Heritage Site listing under China Grand Canal includes 1011km and 54 sites along the Grand Canal.

Jinghang Grand Canal Route:

Beijing Municipality


The northern terminal of the Grand Canal is at Beijing.

Beijing Grand Canal

Beijing Tonghui River

Tonghui River was dug during the Yuan Dynasty to connect Tongzhou and Houhai, making Houhai the northern terminal of the Grand Canal.

Grand Canel Cultural Park

A park along the Beijing section of the Grand Canel in Tongzhou district.

Tianjing Municipality



Tianjin Grand Canal North Section

The Northern Canal flows from Tongzhou. It ends at the intersection of Northern Canal and Haihe.

Grand Canal

Intersection of northern Grand Canal on the right, southern Grand Canal on the left and Haihe.

Tianjin Grand Canal South Section

The southern section of Grand Canal flows through Hebei province and ends at Linqing in Shandong provicne.

Hebei Province



Cangzhou Grand Canal

The southern Grand Canal flows through the city centre of Cangzhou towards Shandong Province.

Cangzhou Grand Canal

Cangzhou Grand Canal

Cangzhou Grand Canal

Shandong Province



Dezhou Grand Canal

The southern Grand Canal flows through the city centre of Dezhou.

Jiangsu Province



Grand Canel

Zhong Canal flows throught Xuzhou City and ends at Huaian.

Grand Canel

Yangzhou Grand Canal

Li Canal at Yangzhou.

Yangzhou Grand Canal

Yangzhou Grand Canal

Slender West Lake

Yangzhou Former Residence of Salt Merchant Lu Shaoxu

Yangzhou Salt Ancestral Temple

Zhenjiang Grand Canal

The Jiangnan Canal starts from Chang Jiang and flows towards Hangzhou City

Zhenjiang Grand Canal

Wuxi Jinghang Grand Canal

Wuxi Jinghang Grand Canal

Wuxi Old course of Grand Canal

Wuxi Old course of Grand Canal

Pingjiang Street

Pan Men Gate

Suzhou Grand Canal

Jiangnan Canal at Suzhou City

Suzhou Grand Canal

Suzhou Grand Canal

Wumen Bridge

Zhejiang Province



Grand Canal, Hangzhou City

World Heritage Site

Grand Canal, Hangzhou City

World Heritage Site

Gongchen Bridge, Hangzhou City

World Heritage Site

Hangzhou Beijing Hangzhou Grand Canal Museum

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