Dujiangyan Irrigation System

Dujiangyan Irrigation System

Dujiangyan Irrigation System
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The historical irrigation system dates back to the 3rd century B.C and still functions.
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bcheong
Shanghai, China44,902 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
Nice UNESCO site that was built since 256 BC and still operational today. Apparently provides some of the irrigation, flood control and water consumption for some parts of sichuan province

Fairly crowded on a working thursday , i can imagine the surge on public holidays

Nice walk during a cloudy spring and probably need many hours to complete. You may want to avoid the hot summer

Besides the water structure itself, many other historical sights and artefacts on display
Written 13 April 2023
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Stephen C
Singapore, Singapore1,125 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
This engineering feat is about 60 km from downtown Chengdu and takes about 90 minutes to get to.

It’s amazing how they were able to plan  this system that serves primarily two purposes – avoid flooding of the cities,  and irrigate so that the farmlands can receive water for their crops.

Come with walking shoes as there will be quite a bit of walking if you want to cover this area comprehensively.

This attraction is only about 10 km from Mount Qingcheng so you should plan on covering both places within the same day.
Written 24 April 2021
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Ailton007
Seattle, WA1,168 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
We didn't do a guided tour and approached the area from Erwang Temple by foot across the Anlu suspension bridge. Great way to spend a half-day and avoid the crowds. Irrigation system is definitely an impressive engineering feat for the time and worthwhile to visit, yes we liked the scenic area as such even better. We actually took a Didi (taxi) to the area from Chengdu and a train back which was easy enough to navigate. No need to buy / book expensive tours upfront.
Written 10 April 2021
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tony12cu
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia3,262 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
It is amazing to know that the Chinese were capable of such irrigation back in the olden days. The scale, the study and the sacrifice that the people to make it happen, and more importantly the patience and the persistence to build, research and fine-tune the entire system until it works.

China continues to amaze with each of my visits there. Simply jaw dropping.
Written 28 July 2020
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yipjcs88
Hong Kong, China9,965 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This was the second time I visited the place. It was a marvelous engineering feat, using the momentum of the rapid river water in the flooding season to divert (bend) the excess water via a dyke (embankment) into a second channel in order not to flood the city downstream. Just as clever as diverting the opponent's thrust force in Judo to bring himself down. It was a quiet and scenic area, but not much of an excitement for a re-visit.
Written 30 March 2020
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Koloblicin
Singapore, Singapore601 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
A lovely place to get some nice fresh air and greenery. Took a train and then switched to a bus to get here. Highly recommended to get an English guide to understand the history of the place. This place is huge and would recommend at least half a day. There is a pagoda somewhere at the top, which gives you amazing views of the city.
Written 22 February 2020
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,548 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
On this visit, I concentrated more on the the ancient town and area served by the dam and irrigation. I would classify it as a semi-ancient town, with many buildings upgraded to fairly modern.
Written 15 January 2020
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JonasCN
Singapore, Singapore4,306 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The Dujiangyan irrigation system is old irrigation system developed in the State of Qin around 256BC. It is around 1.5 hours car ride from Chengdu city center. I was there during early winter. It is around 2 degrees below the temperature in the city area. The scenery is breathtaking and very nice. There is also a paid performance during the day. It is a bit cold to watch during winter. Ticket price is 80RMB. Well worth a visit.
However, there are two shortcomings:
1. There is a lack of English descriptors. It is difficult for non Chinese readers to understand the site without a local guide. Hence a local guide is a must.
2. There are some repairs done and some tourist shops built. Sometimes you can't tell which is the part that is been modified or rebuilt and which is the part that is ancient. It does get a bit frustrating as it distorts the original form.

In short, Duijianyan is a must visit for anyone who likes beautiful scenery mixed with history. However, engaging a local guide is a must to have a complete experience.
Written 28 December 2019
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ursbruno
Basel, Switzerland105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We came by taxi from the Qingcheng Mountain Base to the Main Entrance (40 RMB).
At the entrance is a special desk for foreigners with a English speaking person.
We enjoyed the walk on the hanging bridge over the Feishayan Spillway, where during the flooding season the stone and sand will be deposited. We followed the Eastern Road on the Fish, the divider of the inner and outer River. We reached a food area, where we enjoyed local dishes with a Harbin Beer. Further up the island you reach the Yuzui Water dividing Dike. The inner River will bring the water to the Chengdu plain for irrigation, and the outer river will bring away the additional flood water in rainy saison, avoiding the flooding of the Chengdu area for over 2000 years! Over the Anlan Suspension Bridge we reached the path to the Julei Pass, where you have a good view over the whole Dujiangyan Scenic Area.
On the way down you reach the Shidian Temple and the antique town.
Walking down the main street with many shops and food outlets, you reach the ancient Gate.
Walk through the gate, cross the bridge ahead and turn right into the open park.
Cross the park and turn right on the street ahead. After crossing the bride you see on the right hand side a glas covered stairway, leading down to the Lidui Park Station, where you can take the High Speed Train back to Chengdu (20 RMB).
Calculate 3 hours or more for an enjoyable excursion within the Lidui Park.
Written 30 November 2019
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jeandenis74
Garancieres, France289 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Visited this spot on the way to the Panda park. There is nothing very interesting a part maybe the Taoist temple. The irrigation system is just a small dam in the river
Written 18 November 2019
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