By Liam D'Arcy-Brown
more than 1,100 miles lengthy, and relationship again to the fifth century BC, the Grand Canal of China is the world’s longest synthetic waterway and its oldest operating canal. notwithstanding a resource of significant nationwide satisfaction to the chinese language, one in every of China’s such a lot economically vital delivery routes, and the potential savior of a quickly desiccating Beijing, it hasn't ever been investigated by way of international writers and tourists. the 1st non-Chinese to have made this trip because the 1780s, Liam D’Arcy-Brown traveled from Hangzhou to Beijing alongside the Grand Canal by means of barges,
boats, and highway and right here tells his tales.
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