The reasons for digging the Grand Canal are as follows: (1) Emperor Yang of the Sui Dynasty toured the south by boat; (2) to open up the economy of the North and the South; (3) forced by the military situation at that time.
The Grand Canal was opened in the Sui Dynasty, with far-reaching historical significance and influence. I believe many people do not understand the reason for the excavation of the Grand Canal. Let’s give you a specific introduction.
Reasons for the opening of the Grand Canal:
1. Emperor Yang, the then Sui Emperor, wanted to travel south by ship, so he ordered his ministers to open the Grand Canal.
2. In ancient transportation, the rivers were dominated. The opening of the Grand Canal could open up the North and South economies, and in addition to consolidating the rights of the emperor.
3. The military situation was relatively tense at that time, and the opening of the Grand Canal was forced by the situation at that time.
4. The opening of the Grand Canal could strengthen the cultural exchanges between different regions and promote the economic and social development of the time.
It takes a lot of manpower and material resources to open the Grand Canal, which consists of three parts: Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, Sui and Tang Grand Canal and East Zhejiang Grand Canal.