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The Grand Jinghang Canal Museum

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Fun and interesting outing

My three sons (14, 11, 10) and I went with our tour guide to this museum followed by some hands-on... read more

Reviewed April 19, 2018
Robin A
Interesting Canal, Beautiful Bridge

Very interesting museum about the Grand Canal, an ancient project spanning two thousand years, to... read more

Reviewed February 2, 2018
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Apr 19, 2018
“Fun and interesting outing”
Feb 2, 2018
“Interesting Canal, Beautiful Bridge”
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No.1 Yunhe Wenhua Plaza, No.34 Jinhua Road, Gongshu District, Hangzhou, China
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Reviewed April 19, 2018

My three sons (14, 11, 10) and I went with our tour guide to this museum followed by some hands-on activities in a handicrafts building just outside the museum. The museum, which was free to enter, was very interesting and many signs were in English,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed February 2, 2018

Very interesting museum about the Grand Canal, an ancient project spanning two thousand years, to connect Beijing with Hangzhou. Interesting and creative displays of the history, important figures, technology and what life used to be along the canal. Those who enjoy history will like it....More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank yeonghaur
Reviewed November 20, 2017

The museum presents an excellent history of the canal with many dioramas and displays. You really get a sense of the magnitude of the endeavor. On a hot day, you'll appreciate the air conditioning.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed June 16, 2017

Also nearby (just cross the canal bridge) is a complex of other museums (fan museum, scissors and sword museum).

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Ann K
Reviewed November 3, 2016

During my visit today was the fact that the Beijing - Hangzhou Grand Canal lock construction pre-dated European locks by 300 years! It opened up internal travel within China, boosting commerce along the way turning many sleepy villages into major cities that we know today....More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed August 27, 2016

Like the Great Wall of China, the Grand Canal is one of the greatest ancient constructions in the world and is now an UNESCO heritage site. This museum in Hangzhou (the southern terminus of the canal) showcases the history, technical details and culture of the...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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