The Dujiangyan Irrigation System is located along the main branch of the Lancang River, west of Dujiangyan City. It was constructed in the Qin dynasty around 256 BC by Li Bing, Prefecture Chief of Shu County, and his son. It is one of the few ancient Chinese water conservancy projects that has remained preserved and intact. The project consists of three primary works—Yuzui Diverting Embankment, the Feishayan Spillway, and the Baopingkou Water Inlet, and two secondary works which include the Baizhangdi (the thousand-feet dam) and Renzidi (the y-shaped dam). They divide the Yongjiang River into an outer and an inner branch, the former of which is used to divert floods and the latter for irrigation. This has allowed the Western Sichuan plateau to become "the land of abundance" as we now know it.
We travelled by car from Chengdu to Dujiangyan (approximately 2 hours with traffic). It was fascinating to visit this beautiful site and learn about the famous irrigation system.
The park was clean and immaculately cared for. We took the shuttle bus out to see the further sections of the irrigation system.
We hired a private tour guide to assist us and found him to be knowledgeable and helpful in that he took care of the purchase of tickets & helping us navigate the park. However, a guide would not be necessary at this attraction.
In the ancient times, there was a big flood control, and in the Warring States, Li Bing repaired it. Dujiangyan, built more than 200 years ago in BC, has been playing a role in flood control for many years. It is the oldest water conservancy project in the world that has been the longest, the only remaining, still in use, and characterized by damless water diversion. Listed as a UN World Heritage Site. The great achievements of Li Bing and his son not only made themselves eternal, but also made Chengdu Plain a land of abundance and protection.
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Looking at the Qinhuanglou overlooking the whole picture, the millennium is Jiangyan, the Woye Tianfu country, the Lancang River is from Dujiangyan, like The blood veins gradually spread throughout the Chengdu Plain, and for a moment they did not stop to deliver the source of life for the people of the land.
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