World Reviewer rating

Worth a visit
Rating 0.8 (222 votes)

Mount Qincheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation Project

Listed under Mountains in Southwest China, China.

Photo of Mount Qincheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation Project
Photo by flickr user Prince Roy
Pin It

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.

Read more about this.

Written by  Sarah Clise.

Other expert and press reviews

“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...

Written by press. UNESCO

Comments, reviews and questions by other travellers

There are no posts. Why not be the first to have your say?

Post a comment, review or question

I want to
My comment - optional
Rating - how would you rate this place or experience?

Who's been here

No travelers have told us they have been here. Have you?

Similar Experiences

  • Torres del Paine

    This is one of the great beauty spots of the world. The granite pinnacles of Torres del Paine (Towers of Paine) and Cuernos del…

  • Mount Everest

    A list of mountains cannot be complete without the highest one… With 8848m/29,029ft Mount Everest lies on the border of Nepal a…

  • Grand Tetons

    One of the most photographed mountain ranges in the world, the iconic image of the Tetons towering above the Snake River Valley…

Nearby Experiences

  • Jinsha Ruins Museum

    The ruins of what is believed to be a sacrificial site from the Shu Kingdom of 3000 years ago were only discovered by chance in…

  • Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries

    There aren’t many Giant Pandas left, it’s a sorry state when such a charming and docile animal is becoming extinct, but these s…

  • Dujiangyan Water-releasing Festival

    The irrigation project at Dujiangyan is famous across the Chinese speaking world as a marvel of man's use of natural principles…

Related links

Contribute to this page