The Grand Canal Included on the World Heritage List on June 22
On June 15, 2014, the 38th Session of World Heritage Committee opened in Doha, Qatar and will continue through June, 25. During the session, the committee considers the inscription of 36 sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, and the application of the Grand Canal being a world heritage site was approved on June 22, 2014. It has made China’s 46th World Heritage Site and 32th World Cultural Heritage Site.
Participants at the meeting spoke highly of the Grand Canal, describing it as “a valuable fruit of the Chinese people's diligence and wisdom”, and adding that” its inclusion has enriched the content of the World Heritage”.
The 1,794-kilometer Grand Canal, running from Beijing City in the north to Hangzhou City in the south, is the longest artificial waterway in the world. Serving as the main artery between southern and northern China, it has played an essential role in the economic and cultural communication of southern and northern China, and it continues today as a major means of internal communication of China.
Qiandao Lake in summer has many to offer and to enjoy the coolness of water in the lake and mountain streams are must-have. We did a thorough research ahead of time and hereby have collected a complete water fun guide of Qiandao Lake for you! Read on to learn more...
In order to improve the high-speed railway connection system and promote the construction of scenic areas in the whole region, Qiandao Lake opened its direct tourist buses to rural scenic areas on July 1. That is to say, people who are at the Qiandao Lake High-Speed Railway Station can take these buses directly to such rural scenic areas as the Xiajiang Village Scenic Area, the Shilin Scenic Area and the Jiangjia Scenic Area. These three routes pass through Fengshuling Town, Lishang Township, Shilin Town, Jieshou Village and Jiangjia Town. It will be more convenient for tourists to reach these scenic areas.