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Mount Qincheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation Project

Listed under Mountains in Southwest China, China.

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The world’s biggest non-dam irrigation system, the Dujiangyan Irrigation Project protects a huge area in Chengdu from disastrous flooding. One such area is Mount Qingcheng, an epic location known as the home of the founder of Taoism, Zhang Daoling, and thus as the birthplace of the legendary philosophy. A number of temples and relics, notably Jianfu Palace, Tianshi Cave, and Zuzhi Palaces are architectural reminders of past dynasties and cultures that used to flourish on the mountain.

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Written by  Sarah Clise.

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“Mount Qincheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System”

'Construction of the Dujiangyan irrigation system began in the 3rd century B.C. This system still controls the waters of the Minjiang River and distributes it to the fertile farmland of the Chengdu plains. Mount Qingcheng was the birthplace of Taoism, w… Read more...

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