The Grand Jinghang Canal Museum

The Grand Jinghang Canal Museum, Hangzhou

The Grand Jinghang Canal Museum
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PipPaul W
Buckfastleigh, UK1 480 Beiträge
Creative, needs more english
Okt. 2019 • Paare
A well laid out museum but regrettably short on English limited to general boards at entrance to each area, after that nothing

Would have liked to know more of what I was looking at

But it is well laid out and appears to have a lot of info available
Verfasst am 4. Oktober 2019
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JamieNYC
Clearwater, FL2 045 Beiträge
Tells the story of China's Grand Canal with interesting exhibits
Mai 2019 • Paare
China's Grand Canal flows between Hangzhou and Peking, but the "official" tourist viewing spot for the canal seems to be the area around the Gongchen Bridge, where this museum is located.

The Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal Museum has interesting exhibits that tell the story of the longest canal in the world. Some of the exhibits are in English but many are only in Chinese.
Verfasst am 19. Mai 2019
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Robin A
7 Beiträge
Fun and interesting outing
Apr. 2018 • Familie
My three sons (14, 11, 10) and I went with our tour guide to this museum followed by some hands-on activities in a handicrafts building just outside the museum. The museum, which was free to enter, was very interesting and many signs were in English, but having a tour guide definitely enriched the experience. My sons enjoyed it, as they enjoy learning about history and science. After visiting and then visiting other places in Hangzhou, I would not put it at the *top* of the list of things to do, but if you have extra time or it's a rainy day, I recommend checking it out.

The handicrafts area had several craftspersons and their "wares" and you could pay a small fee for the kids to make a craft. One of my boys did egg-painting (not a real egg), another did indigo tie-dye, and the third did seal carving. The craftspeople were very patient and seemed to enjoy engaging with my kids. It was a fun activity to do to have the kids engage with local people, too.
Verfasst am 19. April 2018
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yeonghaur
Singapur, Singapur484 Beiträge
Interesting Canal, Beautiful Bridge
Dez. 2017 • Allein/Single
Very interesting museum about the Grand Canal, an ancient project spanning two thousand years, to connect Beijing with Hangzhou. Interesting and creative displays of the history, important figures, technology and what life used to be along the canal. Those who enjoy history will like it. Takes about 1-2 hour.

Entrance is free. But museum is located in the northern section of the city. Cab from West Lake took about 30 min.

Museum is located near the Hangzhou section of the Grand Canal. A short 5 min walk. There is a beautiful Gongcheng bridge that spans the canal. Worth a visit.
Verfasst am 3. Februar 2018
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Parsifal
Northern Virginia, VA355 Beiträge
Excellent and Well Done
Okt. 2017 • Allein/Single
The museum presents an excellent history of the canal with many dioramas and displays. You really get a sense of the magnitude of the endeavor. On a hot day, you'll appreciate the air conditioning.
Verfasst am 21. November 2017
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Ann K
Seattle, WA56 Beiträge
Excellent museum covering the history of this important canal.
Mai 2017 • Geschäftlich
Also nearby (just cross the canal bridge) is a complex of other museums (fan museum, scissors and sword museum).
Verfasst am 16. Juni 2017
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长见识的博物馆,值得一去
Jän. 2017 • Freunde
坐水上巴士,从武林码头出发,到拱宸桥下。京杭大运河博物馆就在附近。这儿可以了解到从隋唐时期开凿的古老运河的知识,非常适合历史文化爱好者。早上10点开,下午4点之前要入场,因为4点半就关门了。
Verfasst am 3. Jänner 2017
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PAC_WestOz
Perth, Australien4 811 Beiträge
An engineering feat that opened up internal travel.
Nov. 2016 • Allein/Single
During my visit today was the fact that the Beijing - Hangzhou Grand Canal lock construction pre-dated European locks by 300 years!

It opened up internal travel within China, boosting commerce along the way turning many sleepy villages into major cities that we know today. I guess my view is simplified however by visiting it yourself there are many facts that will impress.

The museum is well laid out...after entering the museum, turn right at the first door and follow the story - while not much is in English the pictures, drawings, dioramas and models tell the history which is fairly easy to follow.

Having visited Grand Canal water villages in Suzhou, Shanghai and Wuzhen this museum this has given me a much broader perception of Chinese engineering, ingenuity and the ability to get things done.

I guess the Chinese High Speed Railway system is a 21st Century equivalent - I've certainly been impressed when traveling on these trains over the past five years.

In the last section there are interesting details of Marco Polo's seventeen year stay in the late 13th Century and the British Ambassador, Lord George MacCartney in 1793. Some paintings, completed during his transit on the Grand Canal provide a European view.

Check their website for closed days, normally Mondays - to make sure it is open when you want to visit.

The whole museum can be viewed in around 90 minutes - the best thing is there is no admission fee.

Recommended
Verfasst am 3. November 2016
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autumncs
Singapur, Singapur748 Beiträge
Interesting exhibits, air-conditioned, free admission
Aug. 2016 • Allein/Single
Like the Great Wall of China, the Grand Canal is one of the greatest ancient constructions in the world and is now an UNESCO heritage site. This museum in Hangzhou (the southern terminus of the canal) showcases the history, technical details and culture of the Grand Canal. The museum is divided into several galleries - Introduction, (1) digging of the canal, (2) utilisation of the canal, (3) preservation and development, (4) culture of the canal. English captions can be found at the start of each gallery, but most exhibits have only Chinese captions. Expect to see a lot of maps, technical drawings, paintings of everyday life in ancient China, historical artifacts, and models of buildings, ships and machineries. There is also a video explaining the history and development of the canal (in Mandarin).

The area around the museum (Gongcheng Bridge district) has undergone a massive facelift in recent years to preserve the heritage districts and add modern amentities and attractions. The result is a vibrant district with a mix of modern and old, and you can easily spend one whole day exploring the district with numerous museums, heritage streets, shops and eateries.

On the west of the museum is the elegant Gongcheng Bridge, built in the Ming Dynasty. For centuries, the bridge is one of the main crossings of the Grand Canal in Hangzhou. The old district on the west side of the canal (Qiaoxi district) is preserved as a heritage zone, and there are several museums in this district, such as the China Fan Museum and China Umbrella Museum. Outside the Grand Canal Museum is the Grand Canal Plaza (with musical fountain shows and mass dances in the evening). Underneath the plaza is a shopping mall with many eateries, fashion shops and a huge hypermart. Across the road is the tall Braim Canal Hotel and the modern Yunhe-shangjie (Grand Canal High Street) shopping mall with a cineplex and many shops/eateries, including McDonald's and Paris Baguette.

The Grand Canal Museum is open from 9am to 4pm. Admission is free and the museum is air-conditioned (a nice place to spend 1-2 hours on a hot summer day). To reach the museum via public transport, take a ferry (3 yuan) from Wulinmen pier (north of Wulin Square metro station) to Gongchengqiao pier between 7am and 6pm. (It's a nice way to "experience" the Grand Canal). Alternatively, take bus 591 (2 yuan) from downtown Hangzhou, opposite First People's Hospital on Ding-an Road. (The northbound bus stops at Grand Canal Plaza, but the southbound bus towards the city stops outside the east entrance of Yunhe-shangjie mall.)
Verfasst am 28. August 2016
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スーパービュー踊り子
Shinjuku, Japan16 047 Beiträge
運河広場
Apr. 2016 • Allein/Single
杭州運河広場にある博物館。世界遺産に登録された京杭大運河が紹介されています。展示物は充実しており、しかも無料です。
Verfasst am 1. Juni 2016
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