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The Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal Museum

Add:34 Jinhua Rd

Tel:0571-8816 2018


This is China's first museum taking the culture of the Grand Canal as its theme. The Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal was created between the 5th century BC and the Sui Dynasty (AD 581-618) and at 2,253 kilometers is the longest in the world.

The 5,500-square-meter exhibition space is divided into several parts. These cover the digging of the Grand Canal, changes over the years, its utilization, its preservation and the culture of the canal.

The museum is open from 9am to 4:30pm, except Mondays and Tuesdays. Admission is free.