Dujiangyan Irrigation System & Mt.Qingchengshan 1 Day Excursion
Dujiangyan Irrigation System is located about 70 km west to Chengdu. This great Irrigation System, built over 2,250 years ago, was used to irrigate the Chengdu Plain. It is located in the middle part of Minjiang River, the largest tributary of Yangtze River. So far, it is the only retained grand water conservancy project featured with no dam for diversion. Until now, Dujiangyan Irrigation System still effectively put the flooding waters under control. It controls the waters of the Minjiang River and distributes it to the fertile farmland of the Chengdu plain which has been cultivated for more than 2000 years. Enlisted as a UNESCO world heritage in 2000, Dujiangyan Irrigation System has been known as "the world's earliest water culture" and a famous tourist destination in Sichuan. Mt. Qingcheng, or Qingqingshan Mountain, is situated in the southwest of the Dujiangyan City. As one of the birth lands of Chinese Taoist culture, it is also an extraordinary fascinating and intriguing scenic spot that is covered by luxuriant and verdant trees.
*Climb Qingcheng Mountain, which is praised as the most tranquil mountain under heaven
*Visit the only existing irrigation system without dam in the world
*A classic trip to the national treasure as well as world cultural heritage by UNESCO at short range
- Tour code: CPT-CT-05
- Price: from $129 p/p
- Tour type: private tour
- Departure date: flexible
- Travel route: Chengdu - Dujiangyan - Chengdu
- Trip length: 1 Day
Have lunch in local restaurant of Dujiangyan.
After lunch, you would continue sightseeing to Mt.Qingchengshan, which is the origin place of Taoism. The distance between Dujiangyan and Mt.Qingcheng takes about 20 minutes to drive. Qingcheng, namely a mountain shaped like a green city, is always a nice place to seek serenity. You will take a boat on Yuecheng Lake to get to the cable car station on the middle of the mountain, and then climb to the top, where the famous Taoist temple Shangqing Palace locates. If physical power permits, you can challenge to Laojunge Pavillion, from where you can have a nice view of Qingcheng 36 peaks.
Descend Mt.Qingchengshan in the afternoon and then transfer back to Chengdu. Return to hotel.
Dujiangyan Irrigation System and Mt.Qingchengshan Tour
In the morning, head for Dujiangyan City in about 1.5 hours. Firstly, visit Dujiangyan Irrigation System. This old project, which watering Chengdu plain for over 1000 year and continues its historical task, was the wisdom product of laborious Sichuan people. Walk along Minjiang River to the Bottle Neck and Sand Splitting Dam, getting to know the history of how the irrigation system was built. Then exchange to shuttle bus to the Fish Mouth, one of the three important main parts of Dujiangyan Irrigation System. Enjoy the landscape of Minjiang Rivers and Mountain ranges, obtaining more stories of the key skills of constructing this great project.
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