Dujiangyan Irrigation System, Dujiangyan

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Still controlling the waters of the Minjiang river after 2,200 years, Dujiangyan Irrigation System makes an impressive World Heritage Site at the foot of Mount Qingcheng, the birthplace of Taoism. Contemplate the feat of engineering as you cross the boardwalk suspension bridge over the roaring river, which supplies Chengdu's fertile farmlands. Climb the observation pagoda on the top of the hill for an overview of the waterworks, giving a sense of the ingenuity and sheer human labor involved in its creation. Afterwards, sample local cuisine and visit temples on the banks. Get a tour guide to explain all the details. With our international travel planner, Dujiangyan attractions like Dujiangyan Irrigation System can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The setting is absolutely scenic. And its amazing to see how they were able to so cleverly construct an irrigation system with so little tools and technology as what we have today! The walk to the dam...  more »
  • Marvellous day trip from Chengdu. Don't miss it. We spent only half a day, but you may actually dedicate a full day to gain a full grasp of the grandiosity of this place. Over 2000 year old irrigation...  more »
  • I took a day tour from Chengdu, joining local tourists. There is a lot to see and learn on this tour and a knowledge of putonghua is essential to understand how the irrigation system works. There are ...  more »
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  • Must see attraction in western China. Dual language story boards. Even when busy it's still easy to get around. Many photo ops. Plenty of restrooms. Get there early due to tight parking.
  • One of the oldest irrigation system still working today. Great to see the hydraulic engineering accomplished by ancient Chinese people 2000 years ago.
  • Good location to learn about the dike which aids in the irrigation of Sichuan province farmlands since the ancient times
  • Prepare at least 4 hours to visit the whole place.
  • So great a irrigation man-made system ,it is still working now.

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Staying in Dujiangyan, you can choose between a number of accommodation options, mainly two- to four-star hotels, situated chiefly in the downtown area, offering easy access to the historic district. Most of the lodgings, which include a couple of chain hotels and inns, offer guests cozy private rooms, free wi-fi, and ample parking space.
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