On June 10, the Hangzhou Grand Canal Stone Museum opened to the public. The stone museum locates in the Qiaoxi Conservation Area, the capital city of East China's Zhejiang province. As a branch of the Workmanship Demonstration Pavilion, the stone museum can help enrich the connotation of traditional Chinese handicraft culture.
The Hangzhou Grand Canal Stone Museum was co-operated by Hangzhou Grand Canal Group and the Guiji Stone Museum. The stone inscriptions, ancient bricks and tiles, and calligraphy works of the Han (206 BC-220 AD) and Tang (618-907 AD) dynasties were displayed in the museum. Handcrafts making activity and gift shops can also provide people with a different kind of visiting experience.
As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Grand Canal has the history of over 2500 years. Hangzhou Section of Grand Canal extends around 39km, starting from Tangqi Town of Yuhang City to the Qiantang River, and flows through four districts - Yuhang, Gongshu, Xiacheng and Jianggan District.
The Grand Canal is the living heritage, and the tradition cultural deposit. It is the city’s prominent features and a continuation of the city’s history and culture. The Hangzhou Grand Canal Stone Museum integrates the historical culture and modern techniques, with the purpose to further promote the culture communication of the Grand Canal as well.