Dujinagyan Irrigation Project, the long established water conservation works, is located at Dujingayan City lying in the upper reaches of Minjiang River, which is the longest tributary of Yangtze.
During the Warring States Period (475BC –221BC), Li Bing, a governor of Shu in the Qin State, directed the construction of Dujiangyan Weir.
From then on, for more than two thousand years the whole system has been functioning perfectly, serving not only as a flood prevention project but also as an immense source for irrigation of the land around it, as well as improving shipping and wood timber transportation.
The entrance to the Dujiangyan scenic area
As with all developed tourist areas in China the feature that brings the tourists is often over-shadowed by accompanying areas which in the case of Dujiangyan are, or were at the time of my visit, quite gentile. (ie no fun fairs)
The Dujiangyan scenic area