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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 4 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 May 8, 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 May 5, 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
Reviewed April 18, 2017

We were in the area primarily for the pandas but had half a day more to spend so we went to see the ancient irrigation system which travel sites say was one of the primary architectures to revolutionize irrigation systems and is surprisingly still being...More

Thank Benson C
Reviewed April 18, 2017

We really liked Dujiangyan, an ancient town that was an important staging post in the Tea Horse Road to Tibet. We would have liked to have had more than a night there to take in the sights (eg Mt Qincheng) slowly, rather than to be...More

Thank TPHL-S
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

This river water supply water for whole of Chengdu and design is remarkable. Seeing is believing and kudos to them. Worth our time and knowing how it was made really appreciate it. Thank you

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To take the most scenic pictures of the irrigation system in the best light, is it better to go in early morning light or before sunset for evening golden light? Thanks?
January 28, 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.
Hi Caroline B, i am going to chengdu and would like to visit Dujiangyan canal. Where did you get the express coach tour from ? thanks.
August 11, 2016|
Response from IvanaDubai83 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! We arranged all with local tour guide Mark from Chengdu. Will PM you his contact details.
Hi terrence, may i know where do you get the tour guide for dujiangyan ? thanks
August 10, 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!!