Grand Canal Cultural Week closes in Huai’an
2018-11-08 16:20:00

Scenery of the Huaian section of the Grand Canal [Photo/VCG]

China Grand Canal Cultural Week in Huai’an concluded on November 6 with a concert.

Yao Xiaodong, Secretary of the CPC Huai’an Municipal Committee, attended the closing ceremony.

The Grand Canal, spanning over 2,000 kilometers between Beijing and Hangzhou, was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2014. The longest man-made river in the world also passes through Huai’an City.

The cultural week was organized to present the rich culture behind the vast waterway system. It included a photography contest, outdoor performance, the first “Grand Canal Literature” forum, calligraphy and art exhibitions, and opera shows all staged in one week.

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