16th October 2019


What did the Grand Canal connect?

Grand Canal (China)
Grand Canal of China
Start pointBeijing
End pointHangzhou
Connects toHai River, Yellow River, Huai River, Yangzi River, Qiantang River
UNESCO World Heritage Site

Similarly, why was the Grand Canal so important to China?

It was during the Sui Dynasty that the Grand Canal was built. Emperor Yang of the Sui wanted a quicker and more efficient way of transporting grain to his capital city at Beijing. He also needed to supply his army that guarded northern China from the Mongols.

How long is the Grand Canal in China?

1,104 mi
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