Facts and Data

Webpages:
Official Unesco Page

Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 2014
Size of heritage: 20,819 ha
- Buffer zone: 53,320 ha

Coordinates:
Longitude: 112,468°
Latitude: 34,694°

About

The Grand Canal is a vast waterway system in the north-eastern and central-eastern plains of China, running from Beijing in the north to Zhejiang province in the south. Constructed in sections from the 5th century BC onwards, it was conceived as a unified means of communication for the Empire for the first time in the 7th century AD (Sui dynasty). This led to a series of gigantic construction sites, creating the world’s largest and most extensive civil engineering project prior to the Industrial Revolution. It formed the backbone of the Empire’s inland communication system, transporting grain and strategic raw materials, and supplying rice to feed the population. By the 13th century it consisted of more than 2,000 km of artificial waterways, linking five of China’s main river basins. It has played an important role in ensuring the country’s economic prosperity and stability and is still in use today as a major means of communication.


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Hotels and places to stay

Joysion International Hotel Luoyang

Address
Distance: 1,4 mi
300 JIUDU EAST ROAD LAOCHENG DISTRICT
471000 Luoyang
China

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Atour Hotel Luoyang Mingtang

Address
Distance: 1,4 mi
Kaixuan Road and Dingding Road Cross
471099 Luoyang
China

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Checkout: 14:00 - Checkin: 06:00
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Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


Kaifute Hotel Zhouwangcheng Plaza

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Distance: 1,5 mi
No. 6 Bolichang Road, Xigong District, Luoyang, China
471000 Luoyang
China

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Bajie Youth Hostel

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Distance: 0,9 mi
No. 310 Zhongzhou Avenue, Laocheng District, Luoyang, China
471002 Luoyang
China

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New Jianlong Hotel - Luoyang

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Distance: 1,4 mi
3 Kaixuan East Road, Luoyang, Henan Province
471000 Luoyang
China

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New Jianlong

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Distance: 1,4 mi
3 Kaixuan Rd East
471000 Luoyang
China

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Yijia Youth Hostel

Address
Distance: 1,1 mi
No. 329 Zhongzhou East Road, Laocheng District, Luoyang, China
471002 Luoyang
China

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Home Inn Tanggong Middle Road - Luoyang

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Distance: 1,6 mi
No. 16Tanggong Middle Road, Xigong District, Luoyang, China
471000 Luoyang
China

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Zhongzhou Hotel Jinguyuan - Luoyang

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Distance: 1,9 mi
No.3 Jinguyuan Road, Xigong District
471000 Luoyang
China

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Tianxiang Hotel - Luoyang

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Distance: 1,9 mi
No.56 Jinguyuan
471000 Luoyang
China

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Longmen Grottoes - Luoyang, Henan, China

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