A dream, across 2000 years.
If we say that the Great Wall is a sculpture of the spirit, so the grand canal is the incubator of a dream.
By water, because water and xing, fall of the grand canal is in the development history of Chinese dynasty. Canal culture, canal economy, canal folk... It is for this a water civilization, only has given rise to the Chinese nation in the history of a series of economic prosperity, city development and culture.
Today, the dream has a broader international extension - properties.
In June 2014, the grand canal of China will be held in Qatar's 38th UNESCO world heritage committee on site review, decide whether or not to be formally listed in the "world heritage list".
This period of time, hangzhou canal in support of relevant staff is nervous preparing: cultural ZhanChen, canal heritage, heritage area boundary surveying and mapping monitoring construction, setting the boundary markers, experts YingJian etc are to be completed in recently.
", including hangzhou grand canal properties for hot, is heating up across the country." Hangzhou canal heald is protected appoint staff said, China's grand canal in support, will soon enter the 300 - day countdown.
The grand canal geometry properties for losing? Our side where the hangzhou section of canal heritage value is? The difference between it and the west lake in support and where?
Today, we will launch the China grand canal, hangzhou Duan Shen heritage on series report, for you to interpret the core values of the grand canal heritage.
Hangzhou canal section
Let history into a verb
"Living history, is the value."
As the endpoint of the beijing-hangzhou grand canal, hangzhou is the grand canal in support of China, the three most important along one of the big cities, the other two were tongzhou and yangzhou city.
Where the "most important" three fonts now? Have a very quantitative standards - currently, state administration of cultural heritage identified the first properties for some period of the grand canal of China, including the distribution of river in eight provinces and municipalities directly under the central government's 27 and 58 sites, river total length of 1011 km.
The hangzhou section of the first support point section there are 11 (including six heritage, five river), they respectively are:
Phoenix mountain sites of water gate, rich, yicang (southwest historical block, xixing pond line terminal, in succession, wide economic bridge, the jiangnan canal wujiang, jiaxing, hangzhou section (yuhang tangxi bazi bridge - hangzhou, jiangsu and zhejiang provincial boundary bazi bridge - hangzhou hangzhou pond, pond river), river - the dragon was in hangzhou, eastern zhejiang canal.
River total length of 110 km, the number of properties for some period in cities in the country is located in the forefront.
In July and August, hangzhou will also usher in ICOMOS (international council of archaeological sites, responsible for the review of each place to declare heritage) experts on-site inspection, it is no doubt for hangzhou section of the properties of a big test. As the candidate of hangzhou ready?
"Hangzhou canal section, less eye-catching ancient high-tech relics, also does not have the amazing site museum... it's just a quiet river, many sailing ship is still in its arms, and the ships also look not beautiful. Its competitiveness in support of process come from?"
Reporter throw this question to the China's grand canal "papers this heritage experts, China academy of cultural heritage 王喆 engineers.
Faced with the problem, he smiled.
"For the ICOMOS heritage experts, hangzhou canal live like a mummy, it's enough to make experts wonder and excitement." In his view, the living history, is the value. Those still lingering in hangzhou section of the canal street fireworks, far from being a flaw, it is a scarce wealth, because it makes history into a verb, into the beauty of hangzhou people's life.
"Outside the fish DanEr officials, bazi outside the wire basket son..." This is a story of hangzhou canal folk life, but still can find resonance in today's hangzhou river people home.
"See the hangzhou section of the canal, it will be very moved." This simple, but the weight of evaluation may be surprises people of hangzhou, it is not just a 王喆's point of view, most of the heritage experts, including ICOMOS experts, has the common cognition.
China grand canal has incomparable scales of time and space, with a myriad of pier, locks, Bridges, DAMS, long river edge yamen, official positions, facilities, and this article by the material and non-material culture constitute the powerful river, incredibly still in use today.
This is the ancient and modern blend and thrive "vitality", constitutes the grand canal heritage there is no doubt the most support of capital.
Other canal heritage
No concept of the "grain transportation"
"We spent a lot of time and energy, hoping to find the similar heritage, but really can'