A riverside view of Sanwan Ecological Cultural Park, where the China Grand Canal Museum is located, in Yangzhou, Jiangsu province. [Photo provided to China Daily]
China Grand Canal Museum, located in the tourist city of Yangzhou in East China's Jiangsu province, will reopen starting May 10, which was closed due to the latest outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic.
The museum will open from 9 am to 5 pm every Tuesday to Sunday. According to the requirements of epidemic prevention and control, visitors should book in advance on its official WeChat account or the official website with a daily limit of 5,000 people.
Visitors to the museum are required to present the identity card, reservation record for visit, personal health code and travel code, as well as show negative results of nucleic acid tests within 72 hours and undergo temperature checks during entry.
China Grand Canal Museum, opened to the public in June 2021, exhibits ancient books, inscriptions, ceramics, metalwork, calligraphy and paintings.
The museum, the shape of which resembles a ship, covers an area of 79,000 square meters and puts special emphasis on the preservation, research and exhibition of cultural relics, and social education along the Grand Canal.
As the country's first museum to comprehensively demonstrate Grand Canal culture, it illustrates its history from the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC) to the contemporary era and reveals the lives of people living along the canal's route.
The Grand Canal, with a history dating back more than 2,500 years, spans more than 2,000 kilometers between Beijing and Hangzhou, in what is now East China's Zhejiang province.
The vast man-made waterway served as a significant transportation artery. Considered a cultural treasure, it was listed as a World Heritage Site in 2014.