Lingqu Canal


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Lingqu Canal

Lingqu Canal Itinerary

Day 1

Day 1: Arrival in Guilin Morning: Arrive in Guilin, either by train or by bus. Check into your accommodation in Guilin city center. Afternoon: Visit Guilin's city center and explore attractions such as Elephant Trunk Hill, Seven Star Park, and Reed Flute Cave. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, sampling Guilin's famous rice noodles and other regional specialties. Evening: Take a leisurely stroll along the shores of Ronghu Lake or Shanhu Lake, enjoying the beautiful sunset views. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant, perhaps trying some local dishes like beer fish or stir-fried bamboo shoots.

Day 2

Day 2: Lingqu Canal Morning: Take a day trip to the Lingqu Canal, located in Xing'an County, approximately 80 kilometers north of Guilin. Hire a car or join a guided tour to reach the canal. Afternoon: Explore the Lingqu Canal and its surrounding scenic area. Learn about the history and significance of the canal, which dates back over 2,000 years to the Qin Dynasty. Admire the ancient engineering feats of the canal's locks, dams, and waterways, which were designed to connect the Xiang River and the Li River and facilitate transportation and irrigation in the region. Evening: Return to Guilin in the late afternoon or early evening. Relax and unwind at your accommodation, perhaps enjoying a traditional Guilin-style dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 3

Day 3: Guilin City Exploration Morning: Spend the morning exploring more of Guilin's city center. Visit attractions such as the Sun and Moon Twin Pagodas, Guilin's two iconic pagodas located in Shanhu Lake and Fir Lake. Take a walk along Zhengyang Pedestrian Street, a bustling shopping street lined with shops, boutiques, and street food vendors. Afternoon: Visit the Guilin Tea Research Institute to learn about the cultivation and production of tea in Guilin. Participate in a tea tasting session, sampling a variety of fine teas and learning about traditional tea culture. Evening: Enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant in Guilin, savoring some of Guilin's famous dishes one last time. Depart from Guilin in the evening, either by train or by bus, carrying memories of your journey to the Lingqu Canal and the scenic beauty of Guilin.







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Frequently asked Questions:

Lingqu Canal is located in Xing'an County, Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China.

Lingqu Canal was built in 214 BCE during the Qin Dynasty, making it one of the oldest existing canals in the world.

Lingqu Canal was designed to connect the Xiang River and the Li River, serving as a water passage for transportation and irrigation, contributing to regional agricultural development.

Lingqu Canal is approximately 36 kilometers (22 miles) long, linking up the Xiang River and the Li River through a series of locks and gates.

While not extensively used for transportation in modern times, Lingqu Canal remains a historical and cultural site. Some sections are still functional, and the canal is appreciated for its historical significance.

Lingqu Canal is renowned for its advanced engineering design, including the use of a unique "Fonze weir" water control system, making it a marvel of ancient Chinese hydraulic engineering.

Lingqu Canal played a crucial role in the economic and agricultural development of the region. It is also associated with the transportation of rice from the south to the north during ancient times.

Yes, along the Lingqu Canal, there are historical relics, ancient bridges, and cultural sites that showcase the rich history and heritage of the area.

Yes, visitors can enjoy boat tours on Lingqu Canal, providing an opportunity to appreciate the historical significance and scenic beauty of the canal.

Lingqu Canal is part of the "South China Karst" UNESCO World Heritage Site, recognized for its natural and cultural significance, including the canal's role in ancient transportation and irrigation.