The Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal began in the Spring and Autumn Period and has a history of more than 2,500 years. The Grand Canal flows through Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Shandong, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang provinces. It has a total length of 1,794 kilometers and is the longest in the world. The largest and oldest artificial canal is a great project created by the working people of ancient China. It is an important and important human cultural heritage that has been alive and flowing.
The Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal (Hangzhou section) starts from Yuhang Tangqi in the north and Qiantang River in the south. It is about 39 kilometers long and runs through four districts of Yuhang, Gongshu, Xiacheng and Jianggan in Hangzhou. In 2002, the Hangzhou Municipal Party Committee and the Municipal Government officially launched the comprehensive improvement and protection development project of the Hangzhou section of the Grand Canal, and comprehensively upgraded the water quality, landscape, bridges, roads, ancient streets and ancient buildings of the canal. On both sides of the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal (Hangzhou section), a cultural leisure experience corridor and a water tourism golden line with natural ecological landscape as the core axis, historical blocks, cultural parks, museum groups, temple ancestral halls and heritage sites as important nodes have been formed.