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Channel Lin

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Channel Lin, or Lincui known among the residents of Guilin as the "Imperial canal" was artificially created in the year 214 BC, the Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi, who wanted to strengthen their borders in the southern part of China. Subsequently, Lin has long served as the main waterway for transporting arms and food.

The channel connects the opposite banks of the river Xiang and the Lijiang water of the Yangtze river and connects the southern part with the North. Length Lin is 37 kilometers, and the width is 5 meters. Experts in the field of irrigation systems have repeatedly investigated the design of channel established in accordance with the innovative technology of that time. Historians have noted that Lin is so unique that can rightly be considered one of the wonders of the world. The channel has two sections (Datanumen, Saamanen), separated by a dam that performs the function of keeping the balance.

Today Lyn is also an important historical landmark of Guilin, as it is famous for its picturesque landscapes, clear waters, karst hills and century-old thickets of bamboo. On one of the shores of the canal you can see the "Flying stone" of large size with engraved hieroglyphics and ancient inscriptions. Folk legend says that with the help of stone to the brave Chinese General defeated the demonic creature.

Near Lin are complex burial three generals, house of prayer Susanti, as well as a busy street where a few buildings preserved from the period of reign of the Qing dynasty and Ming.