Located at the west section of Dujiangyan City in Sichuan, near Chengdu, Dujiangyan Irrigation System so far is the only water project featured with no-dam irrigation system in the world. It plays roles in flood control, irrigating and shipping.
With the history of 2,260 year, Dujiangyan Irrigation System was constructed in Qin Dynasty by Li Bing. During the Warring States period, people lived along the banks of Min River suffered the annual flooding. So Li Bing was assigned to build the Dujiangyan.
Dujiangyan Irrigation System is made up of three main constructions which work harmonically one another to resist against flooding. These three main constructions include Yu Zui, Feishayan and Baopingkou.
Yuzui or Fish Mouth taking the shape of fish mouth divides Min River into inner river and outer river. The outer river in the west named Jinna River plays the role in draining away the flood, flushing out of much of the silt and sediment. The inner river in the east mainly irrigates farmland. Feishayan or Flying Sand Weir connects the inner and outer rivers. It allows the natural swirling flow of water to drain out excess water from the inner to the outer river. Baopingkou, Bottle-Neck Channel, gouged through the mountain is the final part of Dujiangyan. Baopingkou distributes the water to the farmlands in the west.
Admission Fee: 90RMB
How to get to: Take the bullet train at the north Chengdu Railway Stattion.