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“Oldest working Irrigation system in the world”

Dujiangyan Irrigation System
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One day tour to Wolong Panda Base and Dujiangyan...
Ranked #1 of 45 things to do in Dujiangyan
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Owner description: The historical irrigation system dates back to the 3rd century B.C and still functions.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely park to walk through with strong educational value on the ancient Irrigation system. Try and avoid weekends as it gets very busy. Lovely Architecture all round with good food streets and Vendors.

Thank DT8888
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is absolutely fantastic. Chengdu is an immensely historical city with a huge amount of culture.

I personally find this place amazing due to the pure fact that this is a engineering feat in itself. It was built hundreds of years ago to separate the river- preventing flooding and drought at the same time.

It also made sure that the farms outside of Chengdu had adequately nourished soils by redirecting water away from the city.

Precise calculations were made in its design and build- with no machinery or electricity I am in awe!

The waters are a very bright turquoise which is stunning and mesmerising.

However bring a guide (a person) - because the place is HUGE and you will unlikely understand it’s fascinating stories without one.

I did this as part of a day tour with other sights such as the pandas which I fully recommend.





Thank lola516
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

This is 3 rivers coming together. Long, walks, not much to see, take tourist bus (we didn’t) to help. Went as built in BC but you see result of the building not that any of it is left. No translation & our guide knew very little. Highly touristy- r good shots from climbing up temple & suspension bridges could be fun for some. But too much time for so little

Thank Karen P
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

What a great place, so much history and the views are incredible. Make sure you go to the pagoda, it really is worth the walk, the views are breathtaking

1  Thank donnellypalmer
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

Getting there: Went there via Xipu at the end of metro line 2. After exiting the metro station, turn left and the railway station is about 100 m away; follow signs. We took the 8.40 am train to Lidui Park, although it does not appear to be very frequent; the journey took about 30 min. From Lidui Park, once you exit (up escalator, exit D), you are in a park. Ignore the hacklers and head for the river directly ahead and follow the river upstream. The South entrance to Dujiangyan is about 15-20 min walk.
Although there are buses and taxis to Dujiangyan, the walk is worth it (assuming good weather) as you pass by/through a number of "bridges" which are teahouses. The river banks are also lined with beautiful old shop houses.
Admission charge into the Dujiangyan irrigation system is 95 RMB in total. There are nice exhibits, etc. Unfortunately, I cannot say much about the entire area as we left the place before realising that we had covered only a small portion of it! But the little we saw were really nice.

1  Thank WengKeeLeong
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