Painting depicting China’s Grand Canal debuts in Beijing

A scroll painting depicting the 2,500-year history of China’s Grand Canal premiered on April 10, 2021 at the National Museum of China. The 135 meter long and 3 meter wide painting showed the various landscapes along the Grand Canal, which bypasses eight municipalities and provinces and connects Beijing in the north with the province of Zhejiang in eastern China. 15 Chinese artists have completed the massive art project that started in 2018.

The Grand Canal is one of the longest and oldest canals in the world. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014.

A visitor takes a photo of the scroll painting of the Grand Canal on April 10, 2021. / VCG

A visitor takes a photo of the scroll painting of the Grand Canal on April 10, 2021. / VCG

The scroll painting shows the architectural history of the Grand Canal. / VCG

The scroll painting shows the architectural history of the Grand Canal. / VCG

People visit the “Epic History of the Grand Canal” exhibition at the National Museum of China on April 10, 2021. / VCG

People visit the “Epic History of the Grand Canal” exhibition at the National Museum of China on April 10, 2021. / VCG

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