• As China’s only south-to-north river,the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal has become a legend of both glory and scars in China’s history. Discovering the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal is an 18-episode documentary about a historical and cultural journey. The crew spent one and a half years to explore the 18 cities along the Grand Canal and the whole journey was 1,794-kilometer long. Each episode focusing on one city, the documentary makes a panoramic and deep interpretation about culture, history, scenic spots and customs of these cities. [More]

Episode 14: Liaocheng, Shandong province
  • Episode 17: Tianjin municipality

    The Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal has changed Tianjin, a place of alkaline land on the west bank of Bohai hundreds of years ago, into a city with international characters. [More]

  • Episode 18: Tongzhou, Beijing

    Tongzhou is nowadays part of Beijing. Historians once said that the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal carried Beijing to its location. Tongzhou was the place where all the goods used for constructing Beijing was transported to.[More]


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