China Travel Inspiration - Hangzhou, China - The Grand Canal of China, the World's largest canal, was built between Beijing and Hangzhou in the century.The city was renowned for the beauty of its West Lake.
The Grand Canal of China is the longest canal or river in the world. It's length is at a astounding miles long or km, this canal had a few use's, but was mostly used for transportation throughout China.
[Dialogue with the Grand Canal] Caoyun (漕运) was the unique system of food crops & other essential resources via water transport along the Grand Canal, at times of feudal age of China. Now though the system was no longer available as other means of transport are more efficient, people can still cruise on this traditional mean of transport, tour along the Grand Canal with a cup of tea. #Grandcanal #cruisetour #citytour
China's Grand Canale: Barges long plied the canal between Beijing and Hangzhou, its glittering southern terminus. Bankside revitalization includes replicas of ancient temples. Photograph by Michael Yamashita
[Dialogue with the Grand Canal] China Umbrella Museum is the first umbrella-themed museum in China, thanks to the rainy weather of Jiangnan (southern side of river) which gave rise to the vibrant evolution of all kinds of umbrella designs, crafts & culture. #museum #umbrella #culture #Art