The 1,700-kilometer-long Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal is a water conservancy project in ancient China. It begins in Beijing and ends in Hangzhou. First constructed at the end of Spring-Autumn Period, in the 5th century BC, the Grand Canal was extended in the 7th century, and again in the 13th century. It has played an important role in the development of water, conservancy and the economic and cultural exchange between the northern part and the southern part of China. It has become a full of distinguishing cultural tour route.
The best way to visit Grand Canyon is by cruise. There are evening cruises available, and visitors can buy tickets at the port beside Renmin Bridge. The price is 35 yuan per person, and the cruise lasts for about 80 minutes. Bring mosquito repellant in summer.