- Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center
- Bifeng Gorge
- Wolong National Natural Reserve
- Dujiangyan Irrigation Project
- Mt. Qingcheng
- Three-Star Piles Museum
- Jinsha Site Museum
- Thatched Cottage of Du Fu
- Wu Hou Shrine
- Jinli Street
- Wide and Narrow Alley
- Huanglongxi Ancient Town
- Xiling Snow Mountain
- Jiuzhaigou Valley
|Map of Dujiangyan Scenic Area (Click to enlarge) |
Dujiangyan Irrigation Project Pictures
In China, Chengdu is always praised as the Tian Fu Zhi Guo, which means 'Nature's Storehouse'. Over 2,200 years ago, the city was threatened by the frequent floods caused by flooding of the Minjiang River (a tributary of the Yangtze River ). Li Bing, a local official of Sichuan Province at that time, together with his son, decided to construct an irrigation system on the Minjiang River to prevent flooding. After a lengthy study and a lot of hard work by the local people, the great Dujiangyan Irrigation Project was completed. Since then, the Chengdu Plain has been free of flooding and the people have been living peacefully and affluently. Now, the project is honored as the 'Treasure of Sichuan', which still plays a crucial role in draining off floodwater, irrigating farms and providing water resources for more than 50 cities in the province.
Dujiangyan is the oldest and only surviving no-dam irrigation system in the world; and a wonder in the development of Chinese science. 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.
Bottle-Neck Channel (Baopingkou)
There is a magnificent bridge called the Anlan Cable Bridge crossing the Minjiang River above Yuzui, which is the most scenic place of the whole project. The construction of the bridge originally commenced before the Song Dynasty (960-1279). At that time, the body of the bridge was constructed with wooden blocks and the handrails were made of bamboo. Recently the wood and bamboo were replaced with steel and reinforced concrete to ensure the security of the visitors. Seen from afar, the bridge looks like a rainbow hanging over the river. From the bridge, you can clearly see the entire layout of the Dujiangyan system.
Erwang Temple is located on the mountain by the right side bank of the Minjiang River. It was built to commemorate Li Bing and his son by the ancient people. The temple retains the architectural style of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and the whole environment here is quite serene and beautiful. Many Chinese characters depicting experiences of water control are engraved on the stone walls of the temple. In the Grand Hall, you can see the vivid statues of Li and his son, who are worshiped by the local people every day. Incense has never ceased to burn in the temple. For over twenty two hundred years, the people have held memorial ceremonies for Li and his son. Today the main activities are the Temple Fair held from June 24th to June 26th in Chinese lunar calendar and the Releasing Water Festival on Tomb Sweeping Day.
|Admission Fee:||CNY 90|
|Opening Hours:||09:00 to 17:50|
Time for a Visit:
|One and a half hours|
|Transportation:||It is convenient to get to Chengdu Railway Station first and take the bullet trains to Dujiangyan City, only half a hour or so. Then tourists can take no. 4 bus to Liduigongyuan station. Check the trains |
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