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China´s Grand Canal Overseas Tourism Promotion Season 2022:
Photo Exhibition of the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal ( Zhejiang Section)

The Grand Canal (Zhejiang section) is a shipping hub in the south that has lasted for thousands of years. The Chinese character "Hang" of the Beijing Hangzhou Grand Canal refers Hangzhou, Zhejiang. The Zhedong Grand Canal is an extension of the Beijing Hangzhou Grand Canal. Starting from Hangzhou, it passes through Shaoxing and Ningbo, and finally enters the sea at Sanjiangkou of Ningbo. The Zhedong Grand Canal is an important link of the land Silk Road and the Maritime Silk Road. It is also a road for cultural exchanges between China and foreign countries. Today, the Grand Canal flowing through Zhejiang is full of new vitality based on its profound heritage. From riverside families to science and technology towns, from ancient bridges and ferries to art areas, the proposed Asian Games venues are rising along the river, and the industrial relics are revitalized. The canal bank area has presented a modern life of green ecology, vitality and openness. In this article, the Chinese Cultural Center Berlin will present a photo exhibition on the Zhejiang section of the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, continuing to tell the story of the Zhejiang section of China's Grand Canal to German audiences.

Hangzhou is the capital city of Zhejiang province and its economic, cultural, science and educational center. Hangzhou is one of the central cities in the Yangtze River Delta. A popular City of Scenic Tourism, it also ranks among the first batch of National Historical and Cultural Towns. Located in the southern wing of the Yangtze River Delta, western tip of the Hangzhou Bay, and the southern end of the Grand Canal (Beijing-Hangzhou), it is the crossing point of the extension of “Silk Road Economic Belt" and “21st Century Maritime Silk Road”, and a strategic hub along the “Online Silk Road".


Located in the northeast of Zhejiang province, Jiaxing city is the center of Hang-Jia-Hu Plain in the Yangtze River Delta. It faces the sea in the east, leaning on the Qiantang River in the south, bearing on the Taihu Lake in the north, and connecting with the Tianmu Mountain in the west. The Grand Canal crosses the region. The whole area and Ningbo, Shaoxing, and Zhoushan face each other across the Hangzhou Bay,and the network of highway, railway and waterway radiates in every direction.


The city of Shaoxing is situated in the south corner of Yangtze River Delta, only 30 kilometers to Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport, 120 kilometers to the famous Beilun Port and 230 kilometers to Shanghai. It has a tropical and subtropical humid monsoon climate. It is north of the Qiantang River with the meandering Chao'e River across it, and is a famous watery region in south China.


Huzhou is a national historical and cultural city with a history of more than 2300 years. It is also the only city in the south of the Yangtze River named after the lake in the area around the Taihu Lake. Huzhou is located in the central area of the Yangtze River Delta. It is 75 kilometers away from Hangzhou, 130 kilometers away from Shanghai and 220 kilometers away from Nanjing. Huzhou has a national first-class railway, highway and inland water transit port, and the traffic is very convenient. Huzhou is full of traditional activities and profound cultural heritage.