China has been the home of so many of the world's innovations that every corner seems to have a historical wonder for you to discover. In Guilin, you'll get the chance to see the world's oldest canal: Ling Canal, built more than 2,000 years ago. It connects two rivers, tributaries of the Pearl and Yangtze rivers. Upon entering this area, you'll be able to learn about how China innovated thousands of years ago, and see the full achievement in all its splendor. This complex canal is a wonder of China's technological advancements and you can learn about its history and method at the site. If you like, you will be able to walk along the canal and see the old buildings, still standing, built in China's traditional style. There is also the opportunity to go boating if you wish so you can discover even more of the area's hidden gems. It's a great way to learn about how China was leaps ahead of the world when it came to developing new methods of irrigation.