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The holy mountain Emei Shan 

Next stop was Dujiangyan (都江堰). It’s only 60km northwest of Chengdu and it offers two UNESCO world heritage sites.

The Qingchéng Shan is most notably famous as the birthplace of Taoism. 418 more words


Mt. Qingcheng & Dujiangyan

After I spend 4 nights in Jiuzhaigou, I came back to Chengdu. I decided to visited Mt. Qingcheng and Dujiangyan Irrigation System, which is less than 1 hour from Chengdu. 276 more words


Dujiangyan & Qingcheng May 2017

Dujiangyan irrigation system 都江堰 was first constructed in 256 BC to control floods.  It is still used today to irrigate the region.  Instead of building a dam to prevent floods, governor Li Bing constructed an artificial levee to redirect a portion of the water as well as cut a channel through Mount Yulei to discharge the excess water upon the Chengdu Plain beyond.  362 more words


Dūjiāngyàn irrigation project

I have already posted about my fascination with China’s amazing history. This includes the more than two thousand year old irrigation system in Dūjiāngyàn, about an hour train ride from Chéngdū. 1,194 more words

Chengdu + Pandas = Birthday Weekend

What better way to celebrate your thirtieth birthday than by visiting Chengdu and spending the weekend with pandas…

Arriving in Chengdu

Ben and I headed to Chengdu for a long weekend to celebrate my thirtieth birthday. 2,606 more words


"The Chinese are coming! The Chinese are coming!" (And coming ... and coming ...)

When Paul Revere famously rode through American communities announcing the arrival of the ‘redcoats’ it was scary news.

But people are much happier about the huge numbers of arrivals of Chinese tourists. 782 more words

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