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Dujiangyan

Dujiangyan, or Dujiangyan Irrigation System, is located in the west of Dujiangyan City, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. Located on the Minjiang River in the western part of the Chengdu Plain, it was built in about 256 BC to 251 BC. It was built by the prefecture chief and his son. The large-scale water conservancy projects that were organized and constructed consisted of Fish Mouth Levee, Flying Sand Weir, and Bottle-Neck Channel. They have been playing a role in flood control and irrigation for more than two thousand years. Nowadays, irrigating the land of more than 10 million acres, covering over 30 cityies and counties, making Chengdu Plain "The Land of Abundance". It is the largest water conservancy project in the world with the longest history and is the only remaining and still have the function. Dujiangyan is the crystallization of the hard-working, brave, and wisdom of the ancient working people, the site is also a must-see attraction of Chengdu City.

Dujiangyan (Chengdu)

Location: West of Dujiangyan City, Chengdu, Sichuan

Suggested Duration: 1 day

Opening Hours:8:00-18:00 (winter 8:00-17:30)

Category:Natural landscape, Cultural landscape

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