China's Grand Canal added to World Heritage list
                 English.news.cn | 2014-06-22 15:43:10 | Editor: An

 
A boat sails on the Wuxi section of China's Grand Canal, in Wuxi, east China's Jiangsu province, June 22, 2014. China's Grand Canal, the longest artificial waterway in the world, was inscribed on the World Heritage list on June 22, 2014. The Grand Canal with a history of more than 2,400 years was recognized by UNESCO World Heritage Committee which convened its 38th session in the Qatari capital. The 1,794-km canal runs from Beijing to Hangzhou in China's eastern Zhejiang province. (Xinhua/Huan Yueliang)

DOHA, June 22 (Xinhua) -- China's Grand Canal, the longest artificial waterway in the world, was inscribed on the World Heritage list here on Sunday.

The Grand Canal with a history of more than 2,400 years was recognized by UNESCO World Heritage Committee which convened its 38th session in the Qatari capital.

The 1,794-km canal runs from Beijing to Hangzhou in China's eastern Zhejiang province.

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