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Dujiangyan Irrigation System

On the Minjiang River at the west of Dujiangyan, Dujiangyan 611830, China
+86 400 115 1222
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On the Minjiang River at the west of Dujiangyan, Dujiangyan 611830, China
+86 400 115 1222
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So 2000 years ago a genius idea led to the water irrigation system still in use today. Even as someone who doesn't generally consider basic engineering to be interesting this was fascinating. Know in advance that this requires lots of walking - lots. There is...More

1  Thank sbccc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to spend the evening seeing the lights and area. Restaurants tend to be over priced based on the location, and shopping too! Take advantage of the view, but save your RMB for elsewhere.

Thank wood7indiana
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We were in the area primarily for the pandas but had half a day more to spend so we went to see the ancient irrigation system which travel sites say was one of the primary architectures to revolutionize irrigation systems and is surprisingly still being...More

Thank Benson C
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We really liked Dujiangyan, an ancient town that was an important staging post in the Tea Horse Road to Tibet. We would have liked to have had more than a night there to take in the sights (eg Mt Qincheng) slowly, rather than to be...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This river water supply water for whole of Chengdu and design is remarkable. Seeing is believing and kudos to them. Worth our time and knowing how it was made really appreciate it. Thank you

Thank blee282
Reviewed 10 April 2017

In dujiangyan the mighty rocky minshan mountain range give way to fertile and green foothills along the course river min flows. Lin beng of Qin dynasty (200 bc ) was the mind behind the irrigation system. the river has been harnessed through the irrigation system...More

Thank Narayanmea
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

The English audio guide for 40 RMB with a 100 RMB deposit per person is not worth the money. Instead I recommend reading about Dujiangyan on the Internet before visiting to know about the map, design and construction and to understand the water hydraulics about...More

Thank GreatBen
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We were very excited to visit Dujiangyan after reading about its historical significance to success of Sichuan. Sadly all of the ingenious methods of redirecting the water flow has been completely replaced with concrete dams and flood barriers. The ancient engineering concept for which the...More

2  Thank Richard_Outhwaite
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Drove up to Dujiangyan from Chengdu and arrived in the late morning for a day trip to the area. No advance planning was made. The area is filled with historical sites. The long walk around the area is rewarded by excellent scenic views with lots...More

Thank MarkCWQ
Reviewed 13 February 2017

On vacation with a colleague in Dujiangyan, who desperately wanted to visit the Panda Research Centre, we were told by a kind hotel staff member that the South Bridge (Nan Qiao, 南桥) was a popular place to visit. Arriving late afternoon, it was early evening...More

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To take the most scenic pictures of the irrigation system in the best light, is it better to go in early morning light or before sunset for evening golden light? Thanks?
28 January 2017|
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Response from hurricanenwo | Reviewed this property |
I thought sunset was the perfect time then at night the place comes alive.
Hi Caroline B, i am going to chengdu and would like to visit Dujiangyan canal. Where did you get the express coach tour from ? thanks.
11 August 2016|
Response from IvanaDubai83 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! We arranged all with local tour guide Mark from Chengdu. Will PM you his contact details.
Hi terrence, may i know where do you get the tour guide for dujiangyan ? thanks
10 August 2016|
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Response from martykirch | Reviewed this property |
Go to westchinago tours. It is on Trip Advisor. Lily, our guide, was amazing!!