Located in the Guangkou County about 60 km northwest of Chengdu in Sichuan Province, the Dujiangyan Irrigation Project is a large irrigation project that was built in ancient times and till has been utilized nowadays. It is a famous scenic spot that honored as” the Originator of the Irrigation Culture in the World”. It is normally believed by Chinese people that the Dujiangyan Irrigation Project was built by the satrap of Qin County—Libin and his son in ancient times about 256 BC. It is the only one maintaining grand irrigation project with the longest history that characterized by non-dam diversion in the world, and also a key cultural relic protection units in China.
Dujiangyan Irrigation Project can be divided into three major parts: first is a levee with best design named Yuzui erected in the middle of the river that was shaped to control the amount of water that entered the two channels; next will be the channel of the irrigation project that was cut through a mountain by means of heating the rock and then pouring water on it, and finally is a spillway called Feishayan that was dug to discharge water and silt.
Dujiangyan is not only a well famous Chinese ancient irrigation project, but also a famous scenic spot area in China. You will see charming scenery and cultural relic sites near it including FuLong View, Erwang Temple, Calm Cable Bridge, Yulei Guan, Lidui Park, Mt Yulei Park, Yunu Peak, Lingyan Temple, Puzhao Temple, Cui Moon Lake and the Dujiangyan Irrigation. Traveling here, you will find your time full filled with beautiful scenery and ancient culture.
Tips: 1) Ticket Price: 90 RMB/ adult. 2) Climate: Central Asian tropical humid climate zone with its annual average temperature 15.2 ℃and annual precipitation nearly 1200 millimeters, and annual frost-free season 280 days. Its average temperature of the hottest year is 24 ℃ in July and August, and 4.6 ℃ in January–the coldest month.
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