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Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System, Sichuan province

Mount Qingcheng (Chinese: 青城山; pinyin: Qīngchēng Shān) is a mountain in Guanxian, Sichuan, China.

The Dujiangyan Irrigation System (Chinese: 都江堰; pinyin: Dū Jiāng Yàn) is a historical Chinese irrigation and flood control system constructed around 250 BCE by governor of Shu, Li Bing (李冰) and his son, 56 km west of present day Chengdu, which it still supplies with water.

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Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System, Sichuan province Location

Mount Qingcheng (Chinese: 青城山; pinyin: Qīngchēng Shān) is a mountain in Guanxian, Sichuan, China.

The Dujiangyan Irrigation System (Chinese: 都江堰; pinyin: Dū Jiāng Yàn) is a historical Chinese irrigation and flood control system constructed around 250 BCE by governor of Shu, Li Bing (李冰) and his son, 56 km west of present day Chengdu, Sichuan province, which it still supplies with water.

Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System, Sichuan province Attractions

In Daoism mythology, Mount Qingcheng was the site of the Yellow Emperor's studies with Ning Fengzhi. As a centre of the Daoist religion it became host to many temples. The mountain has 36 peaks.

The Dujiangyan Irrigation System irrigation system diverts part of the Minjiang River into an aqueduct leading to Chengdu. In order to build this irrigation system, it was necessary to cut a path through the mountains on the bank of the Minjiang River. The builders accomplished this before the invention of explosives by repeatedly heating and cooling the rock to crack and weaken it. The system also includes a dike in the middle of the river to help reduce the amount of silt that flows into the aqueduct. A spillway allows excess water to continue down the Minjiang River in order to prevent the flooding of the Chengdu basin.

 

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