What is the Longest Canal in the World ?

Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal of China

  • The Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal is the oldest and longest man-made canal in the world and a famous tourist destination.
  • The Grand Canal is 1,115 miles long (1,794 kilometers) with a history of over 2,500 years, and it starts at Beijing in the north and ends at Hangzhou in the south.
  • The Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal links five great rivers, the Hai River, the Huai River, the Yangtze River, the Yellow River and the Qiantang River.
  • The Grand Canal was built in 468 BC, and it went through renovations and enlargements three times in history, which were in the Spring and Autumn Period (770 BC-476 BC), the Sui Dynasty (581-618) and the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) respectively.

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Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal Map and History

Grand Canal of China

Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, China

Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal of China

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