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Along the Grand Canal

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Along the Grand Canal

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This article is an itinerary.
This article is about the Grand Canal in China. For the other Grand Canal, see Venice.

The Grand Canal (大运河) is in China, an engineering work comparable to the Great Wall. Like the Wall, it is very old and parts of it were built by different dynasties. Unlike the Wall, it is still heavily used and actively maintained today.

The Canal runs roughly North-South from Hangzhou in Zhejiang 1800 kilometers (1100-odd miles) to Beijing, connecting China's two major rivers, the Yangtze and the Yellow River.

(We also have itineraries for trips along both rivers.)

The route[edit]

The main canal runs:

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