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"Basics of the irrigation system - Part III" Dujiangyan Things to Do Tip by mke1963

Dujiangyan Things to Do: 14 reviews and 30 photos

  The bottleneck (top) and Flying Sands spillway
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  • The bottleneck (top) and Flying Sands spillway - Dujiangyan
      The bottleneck (top) and Flying Sands spillway
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  • Inner river (top), main river (middle) - Dujiangyan
      Inner river (top), main river (middle)
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In fact, Li Bing was not even the first to recognise the advantages of managing the Minjiang at this point. There is some evidence to suggest that 4000 years ago (!), the local Caocang tribe of the Yu people were already harnessing the water for irrigation, although there are no remaining groundworks at all.

The museum by Fulong Temple has a working model of the system and an excellent video documentary (in Chinese with English subtitles)

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  • Written Oct 14, 2006
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