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Dujiangyan Irrigation System

Dujiangyan Irrigation System Travel Guide

The Dujiangyan Irrigation system is a miracle of ancient Chinese ingenuity. Before the completion of Dujiangyan, the plains around the Mingjiang River were prone to floods due to the fast moving Min River flowing down from its mountain source and meeting flat ground.

Libing, the governor and his son during Qin Dynasty (221-206 B.C) constructed it over 2000 years ago. Since then, the Chengdu Plain has been free of flooding and the people have been living peacefully and affluently. And thank for the system, Chengdu gets the name of "Heavenly State" (Tian Fu Zhi Guo).

56 kilometers away from Chengdu City, Dujiangyan Irrigation System is located by the Mingjiang River in the west of Chengdu Plain. The project consists of three important parts, namely Yuzui, Feishayan and Baopingkou scientifically designed to automatically control the water flow of the rivers from the mountains to the plains throughout the year.

Yuzui, like a big fish lying in the Minjiang River, is a watershed dividing the river into two parts: Inner River and Outside River. Feisha Yan is a spillway that diverts the sand and stones of the inner river into the outer river. Baoping Kou, like a neck of a bottle, is used to bring water into the inner river from Minjiang. The central brilliant idea of the project is the annual silt removal and maintenance plan devised by Li Bing that ensures the projects long-term usefulness.

Traffic:

You could take bullet train from Chengdu City to Dujiangyan City and then change taxi or local bus to South Bridge or Lidui Park.
About 1 hour driving if book a private tour.

ujiangyan Irrigation System-Lidui Park

ujiangyan Irrigation System-Lidui Park

Dujiangyan Irrigation System-bird's view

Dujiangyan Irrigation System-full view

Dujiangyan Irrigation System-south gate bridge

water-diversion of Fish-mouth

Dujiangyan Irrigation System-water-diversion of Fish-mouth

Precious-bottle-neck

Dujiangyan Irrigation System-Precious-bottle-neck

Entrance Square of Dujiangyan Lidui Park

The Memorial of Designer Li Bing and His Son

Dujiangyan Irrigation System-The Memorial of Designer Li Bing and His Son

Dam for discharging excessive water and sediment into outer river in rainy season

Dujiangyan Irrigation System-Dam for discharging excessive water and sediment into outer river in rainy season

Building materials of discharging water and sediment dam

Dujiangyan Irrigation System-Building materials of discharging water and sediment dam

Building materials of discharging water and sediment dam1

Dujiangyan Irrigation System-Building materials of discharging water and sediment dam1

Annual maintenance the precious-bottle-neck in dry season

Dujiangyan Irrigation System-Annual maintenance the precious-bottle-neck in dry season

Ancient stone carving from Dujiangyan Irrigation System

Ancient stone carving from Dujiangyan Irrigation System

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