Dujiangyan Irrigation System

Authors: Go Chengdu


Dujiangyan Irrigation System in the upper reaches of Minjiang River, some 60 km from downtown Chengdu, is a world-class tourist destination.
Dujiangyan Irrigation System, in Dujiangyan City about 60 km from downtown Chengdu, was built more than 2,200 years ago and is probably the oldest functioning water-control project in the world.
The Dujiangyan Irrigation System is the only ancient dam-less irrigation system and recognized as the "father of world hydrology engineering". The irrigation system relieves floods and droughts in the Chengdu Plain.
Together with the Qingcheng Mountains, the Dujiangyan Irrigation System was included on the list of UNESCO world heritage sites in 2000. It is one of Chengdu's major tourist attractions.
Opening hours: 08:00-17:30 (Dec.1 - Mar.1); 08:00-18:00 (other time)
Ticket price: 90 yuan

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