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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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On the Minjiang River at the west of Dujiangyan, Dujiangyan 611830, China
+86 400 115 1222
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were quite surprised by this marvel of an engineering feat +1000 years old - the park / site is very large and spread out so expect a lot of walking (we used the buggy to help!). Make sure you walk across the main bridge...More

Thank wstokes1965
Reviewed 5 days ago

I recommend getting a tour so that you can fully comprehend what a huge engineering feat this irrigation system is. The sight of the river is stunning and the temple on the top of the hill offers a great view. It does take a long...More

Thank lailaglez
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is one of the best hikes you could have. I totally recommend getting a guide. The place is filled with history and it is an amazing accomplishment of engineering, capable to rival with the most modern feats. Also, the nature is amazing and there...More

Thank mariomuniz462
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dujiangyan Irrigation system is a must see! Incredibly fast, furious (and gourgeously b!ue-green) Min River caused many floods to the peoples who lived here over 2000 yrs ago. So, the local mayor at that time devised a wonderfully clever way to control the flows of...More

Thank NLM54
Reviewed 3 November 2018

go check out this UNESCO site and prepare to be amazed. The size and scope of this project is mind-blowing and it's amazing that it is still in use today!

Thank durkdye81
Reviewed 1 November 2018

A UNESCO designated site spread over many acres and provided for many miles of walking . This man made irrigation system was to our surprise a highlight of our trip to the Chengdu area. The immense feat of diverting and splitting the raging river into...More

Thank ReviewerToronto
Reviewed 31 October 2018

This irrigation project, completed centuries ago, led to the rapid development and wealth of Sichuan since to it led to a reliable food supply. A tremendous feat of engineering, it is spectacular even today. Walk over the wobbly suspension bridges, and learn how the water...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Get dropped at the top and walk down the hillside through the temples to the wobbly suspension bridge across the Yangtze. Stunning views and beautiful scenery. If you have a good guide the story behind the irrigation system is captivating. Really super.

Thank Epicure134
Reviewed 12 October 2018

fascinating to see the ancient irrigation system built to control the raging river passing through Dujiangyan; also interesting architecture

Thank gwashley
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

We took a private tour where the irrigation system was explained to us. If your not going on a tour, I recommend some pre reading so you understand and appreciate the system and know what to look for when you get there! This system is...More

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Response from hurricanenwo | Reviewed this property |
I thought sunset was the perfect time then at night the place comes alive.
11 August 2016|
Response from IvanaDubai83 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! We arranged all with local tour guide Mark from Chengdu. Will PM you his contact details.
10 August 2016|
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Response from martykirch | Reviewed this property |
Go to westchinago tours. It is on Trip Advisor. Lily, our guide, was amazing!!