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
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
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