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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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The historical irrigation system dates back to the 3rd century B.C and still functions.
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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 via mobile

The Dujiangyan Irrigation System is located about 75 km from the center of Chengdu and is a good day trip location. I took the high speed train (hit +-200kph) that was efficient and the ride was very smooth. The train station is at the end...More

Thank Howard R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

More than 2000 years ago, the Dujiangyan area around the Min River flooded annually and was devasting to crops, and people's lives. King Zhao of the Qin Dynasty commissioned Bi Ling, the Governor of Shu to solve this major problem. Rather than a traditional dam...More

Thank Dale C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a great morning in this huge complex of ancient irrigation system Dujiangyan. Should read all the information box scattered on all main attractions to understand the history and progress of this heritage site. I especially liked the great atmosphere and very fresh air in...More

Thank WilliamLow
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Unfamiliar with this place except its name because of a tragic massive earthquake in the area a decade ago. Our organizer of this trip very insisted for us to visit this place, so we went along. Through this visit, learnt this facility dated back BC200...More

Thank Terence T
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We joined a semi-self help tour and benefit A LOT from the electronic voice guide. It was said you could only understand the significance of this system with the help of a guide and now we buy it. It didn't take long to complete the...More

Thank lelantos0517
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

If you are ever in Chengdu, take a trip to Dujiangyan to see this amazing engineering feat built in 111 BC. You will be in awe by what humans were capable of doing 2100+ years ago, using natural landscape and surrounding to build one of...More

Thank AlexCKLee
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

An irrigation system may sound dull but this one isnt! It doesn't take long to see the main points, but an evening visit is worthwhile- the sheer power of the water and the atmosphere of the bars and cafes around the main canal are worth...More

Thank anitafiona
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We arrived just after 8am from our Dujiangyan hotel which was only a 10 minute taxi ride away. It was already busy with large tourist groups but we didn't feel like it was too overcrowded. I would still recommend arriving in the morning though... by...More

Thank JosieLW
Reviewed 9 May 2017

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

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Reviewed 6 May 2017 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
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29 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.
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.
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!!