Dujiangyan Irrigation System
Located 35 miles outside the city of Chengdu, the irrigation system is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the region. Those wanting to experience the brilliant engineering up close are advised to visit in the early morning hours in order to beat the crowds; and while the feat may not be overly impressive to the common layperson, the natural setting surrounding Dujiangyan includes riverside trails and various temples which make for an enjoyable day trip. Particularly notable is the Erwang temple which is dedicated to Li Bing and his son. This site continues to impress visitors even though the 2008 earthquake which struck the region temporarily placed some temple complexes under construction.
A favorite activity of most visitors is walking on the Anlan cable bridge which spans a portion of the river. The bridge is a pedestrian suspension bridge constructed of reinforced steel. Even though a trip onto the bridge may be a twinge unsettling for some visitors, it’s assuredly safer than the original bamboo bridge which spanned the river over 1,200 years ago. Shaky legs and all, however, the Anlan Bridge is still the best vantage point for viewing the ingenious complex in all its glory.
Tours & Tickets
Enjoy a day away from the city and experience the grandeur of the Sichuan region’s scenic wonders on this full-day tour to Qingcheng Mountain and the ... Read more
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)