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Ling Qu, Guangxi, China 灵渠

In 214 BC, Qin Shi Huang, the First Emperor of the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC), ordered the construction of a canal connecting the Xiang and the Li rivers, in order to attack the Baiyue tribes in the south It was the first canal in the world to connect two river valleys and enabled ships to travel 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) from the latitude of Beijing to Hong Kong

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  • Uploaded on December 15, 2007
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    by John Muzi