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Dujiangyan Irrigation System

Dujiangyan Irrigation System

The Dujiangyan Irrigation System is originally constructed around 256BC by the State of Qin as an irrigation and flood control project, it is still in use today.
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           DuJiangYan Irrigation System

Dujiangyan irrigation system
► Chinese Name: 都江堰
► Address: DuJiangYan City,SiChuan China(64 KM from chengdu)
► Opening Time:8:00-18:00
► Recommended Visiting Time:half day 
► Tickets: 90 RMB


History

The Dujiangyan Irrigation System is originally constructed around 256BC by the State of Qin as an irrigation and flood control project, it is still in use today. The system’s infrastructure is on the Min River,the longest tributary of the Yangtze. The area is in the west part of the Chengdu Plain, at the confluence between the Sichuan basin and the Tibetan plateau. Originally the Min rushed down from the Min Mountains, but slowed abruptly after reaching the Chengdu Plain, filling the watercourse with silt, which made the nearby areas extremely prone to floods. Li Bing, then governor of Shu for the state of Qin, and his son headed the construction of the Dujiangyan, which harnessed the river using a new method of channeling and dividing the water rather than simply following the old way of dam building. It is still in use today to irrigate over 5,300 square kilometres of land in the region. The Dujiangyan, the Zhengguo Canal in Shaanxi and the Lingqu Canal in Guangxi are collectively known as the "three great hydraulic engineering projects of the Qin."

Engineering Constructions

Li Bing's Irrigation System consists of three main constructions that work in harmony with one another to ensure against flooding and keep the fields well supplied with water:
The Yuzui or Fish Mouth Levee, named for its conical head that is said to resemble the mouth of a fish, is the key part of Li Bing's construction. It is an artificial 
levee that divides the water into inner and outer streams.The inner stream is deep and narrow, while the outer stream is relatively shallow but wide. This special structure ensures that the inner stream carries approximately 60% of the river’s flow into the irrigation system during dry season. While during flood, this amount decreases to 40% to protect the people from flooding. The outer stream drains away the rest, flushing out much of the silt and sediment.

The Feishayan or Flying Sand Weir has a 200 m-wide opening that connects the inner and outer streams. This ensures against flooding by allowing the natural swirling flow of the water to drain out excess water from the inner to the outer stream. The swirl also drains out silt and sediment that failed to go into the outer stream. A modern reinforced 
concrete weir has replaced Li Bing's original weighted bamboo baskets.

The Baopingkou or Bottle-Neck Channel, which Li Bing gouged through the mountain, is the final part of the system. The channel distributes the water to the farmlands in the Chengdu Plain, whilst the narrow entrance, that gives it its name, works as a check gate, creating the whirlpool flow that carries away the excess water over Flying Sand Fence, to ensure against flooding.


1Day Dujiangyan Irrigation System+Mount Qingchengshan Tour

 
Highlights
★ Small-group tour
★ Ideal choice for families
★ Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

 

What You Can Expect
1. marvel the world culture heritage site-Dujiangyan Irrigation System
2. Daolism Mount QingChengShan Prigrim scenery


chengdu charter car to Dujiangyan Irrigation System+Mount Qingchengshan
comfortable 5 seats Passat business car or similar level     
Price:
115 USD ≈ 750 RMB

Price Inclusions:
  • comfortable 5 seats Passat business car or similar level
  • Including parking fee,fuel cost,toll
  • experienced and friendly driver of tourism for Pandachinago company
  • provide mobile for emergency call (English-speaking Support)
  •  Private Transportation:hotel pick up and drop off,round trip between chengdu and Dujiangyan Irrigation System+Mount Qingchengshan

  Price Exclusions:
     Round trip cable car in Mt.Qingcheng
     Entrance fee:Entrance fee of Dujiangyan Irrigation &Mt.Qingcheng
     Golf car in Mt.Qingcheng (from parking lot to entrance gate)
     Tour guide service
      Personal expense;optional activities
      Gratitude to your driver
      Accommodation:N/A
  • Comfortable 7 seats Buick business van     
  •  Price: 139 usd ≈900Rmb
  • comfortable 7 seats buike business van

Morning:1Day Dujiangyan Irrigation System+Mount Qingcheng Tour

Day1:Morning, meet your driver in hotel,drive out of Chengdu to Dujiangyan city(about 1.5h-2h driving distance),upon arrival, enter the gate , crossing the Suspension Bridge to the main part of Dujiangyan Irrigation System- Bottle-Neck Channel, Flying-Sand Wire and Fish Mouth, crossing the Anlan Suspension Bridge to Erwang Temple(Two king’s Temple),is constructed to commemorate the desinger Li Bing and his son in the Qin Dynasty.Afterwards,get back the same way.In the end, exit the Dujiangyan Irrigation system. Meet your driver at parking lot.
(On the right side of entrance/exit , there is a  Nanqiao(South Bridge)old town. If you interested, you may have a short walk.)

Afternoon: Dujiangyan-Mt.Qingcheng-Chengdu

  • After lunch,drive about 30 minutes from Dujiangyan to Mt.Qingcheng.
  • Upon arrival,take Golf car from parking lot to the entrance of Mt.Qingcheng.Walk upstairs to the Yuecheng Lake(about 30 minutes),where to take the cable car up to the most important Taoist palace,Shangqing Palace.
  • Shangqing Palace,iterally means “upper purity”,locates at the 1000m above sea level.It’s the main Taoist palace in Mt.Qingcheng.It was originally built in Jin Dynasty(265A.D-420A.D),the architectures we saw were built during 1862-1874.You will see 1000years old gingko tree and serene Taoist temples inside.
  • Then keep hiking to the top--Laojun Pavilion.If weather permit,you can see the whole Dujiangyan city and beyond.
    When finish the trip of Mt.Qingcheng,drive back to your hotel in Chengdu.
*Accommodation:A/N
*Meal:A/N

1Day Dujiangyan Panda Base+Irrigation System Tour


 chengdu charter car to Dujiangyan Panda base+Irrigation System 
comfortable 5 seats Passat business car or similar level     
Price:
115 USD ≈ 750 RMB

Price Inclusions:
  • comfortable 5 seats Passat business car or similar level
  • Including parking fee,fuel cost,toll
  • experienced and friendly driver of tourism for Pandachinago company
  • provide mobile for emergency call (English-speaking Support)
  •  Private Transportation:hotel pick up and drop off,round trip between chengdu and Dujiangyan Panda base+Dujiangyan Irrigation System
 
Price Exclusions:

   Entrance fee:Entrance fee of Panda base & Irrigation System
   Personal expense;optional activities
   Gratitude to your driver
   Accommodation:N/A
    Tour guide service
  • Comfortable 7 seats Buick business van     
  •  Price: 138 usd ≈900Rmb
  • comfortable 7 seats buike business van
Highlights
★ Small-group tour
★ Ideal choice for families
★ Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

What You Can Expect
1. Visit much less crowded panda base in Dujiangyan,where you may work as panda volunteer,in the afternoon,visit the world culture heritage site -Irrigation System
2. Panda holding,panda volunteer
Morning: Chengdu-Dujiangyan Panda Base
Morning,meet your driver in hotel,drive about 1.5 hours to Dujiangyan Panda Base.It is 60km away from Chengdu,locates next to Mt.Qingcheng.It is the only place in China to offer Panda volunteer&Panda Holding Program.Compare with busy Chengdu Panda Breeding Center,here you will find out pandas live in a much more peaceful and refreshing environment.
Tour around the Dujiangyan Panda Base,you will see around 10 pandas from adult to 1 year old baby,and 4 red pandas.If you would like to do panda volunteer or taking pictures with panda,please do let us know in advance,we will help you to reserve.
After the tour in Dujiangyan Panda Valley,drive about 30 minutes to Irrigation System parking lot.
Afternoon: Dujiangyan Irrigation System--Chengdu
Upon arrival, enter the gate , crossing the Suspension Bridge to the main part of Dujiangyan Irrigation System- Bottle-Neck Channel, Flying-Sand Wire and Fish Mouth, crossing the Anlan Suspension Bridge to Erwang Temple(Two king’s Temple),is constructed to commemorate the desinger Li Bing and his son in the Qin Dynasty.Afterwards,get back the same way.In the end, exit the Dujiangyan Irrigation system. Meet your driver at parking lot.
(On the right side of entrance/exit , there is a  Nanqiao(South Bridge)old town. If you interested, you may have a short walk.)
*Accommodation:A/N
*Meal:A/N

 
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Travel Counselor: Amanda Lee
Address:No.57 Jinhua St, JingJiang District, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Tel:+86-136-8344-2230
Email:
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