1. The Sui Dynasty's most lasting contributions are clearly in the Art&Architecture realm.
It was during the Sui Dynasty that an artistic cultural and renaissance was set in motion for the first time. The architectural achievements completed during this dynasty had not only helped to spread different forms of art throughout all of China, but had also had a large and positive impact on the whole country overall. Yangdi (the second emperor of the Sui dynasty) thought of and created a waterway that had allowed the transportation of goods over long distances. This creation known as the Grand Canal connected both northern and southern China and linked the Yangsi and Yellow River which had been 1,000 miles apart. It was due to this grand accomplishment that the Sui dynasty is still remembered today.