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CGTN published this video item, entitled “Live: Yangzhou China Grand Canal Museum makes its debut” – below is their description.
Yangzhou China Grand Canal Museum, the first modern comprehensive canal museum in China, is set to open its doors to the public on June 16. The museum is located in Yangzhou’s Sanwan Park in east China’s Jiangsu Province and consists of a four-story building in the shape of a ship and a 100-meter-tall pagoda. The Grand Canal is a vast waterway system that runs from Beijing in the north to Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province in the south. Dating back 2,500 years and stretching 1,794 kilometers, it is among the world’s oldest and longest canals. The museum, placed next to the Grand Canal, has 11 themed exhibitions telling the history of the Sui-Tang Grand Canal built during the Sui and Tang dynasties (581-907). It boasts over 10,000 exhibits, making it the best collection to show the massive scale of the canal and how people changed nature. Join CGTN and cultural experts to get a sneak peek at it.CGTN YouTube Channel
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