Travels in China – Dujinagyan Irrigation Project

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Dujinagyan Irrigation Project, Sichuan Province, China

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.

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Dujinagyan Irrigation Project, Sichuan Province, China

During the Warring States Period (475BC –221BC), Li Bing, a governor of Shu in the Qin State, directed the construction of Dujiangyan Weir.

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Dujinagyan Irrigation Project – Feishayan spillway

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.

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Chengdu visit June 2006 109The 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)

Chengdu visit June 2006 124The Dujiangyan scenic area

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The Dujiangyan scenic area - flag wavers and dancers preparing to perform

The Dujiangyan scenic area – flag wavers and dancers preparing to perform

 

The Dujiangyan scenic area - flag wavers and dancers preparing to perform

The Dujiangyan scenic area – flag wavers and dancers preparing to perform –

 

Such outward things dwell not in my desires. ...

Such outward things dwell not in my desires. …

 

,,,,,,that seek cool flowing streams.

,,,,,,that seek cool flowing streams – the Immortal Tortoise pond

 

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