Pictures of Dujiangyan Irrigation System

Built in 256 BC, the Dujiangyan Irrigation System is the world's oldest and uniquely relies upon a levee rather than a dam to facilitate navigation. It was built across the Min River to solve the frequent flooding problems in the Chengdu Plain. The irrigation system is still in use today. It still plays an important role in preventing flood, irrigation and providing water sources for the local people in the province.

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Asked by Mr.pushkar from NEPAL | Feb. 18, 2010 07:01Reply
i want to know about huang long xi
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Answered by Mr.jamie | Feb. 21, 2010 22:31

This is a ancient town with a history of over 1700 years (2100 years said in his official website). The ancient town has been a popular scenic spot over recent years with a deep traditional construction style. The well preserved Qing Dynasty style buildings here attract film makers and travelers all year round. In ancient time, it was a flourishing land and water wharf. Even the famous poet Du Fu in the Tang Dynasty had depicted the bustling sight of this town in his poems.
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