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Dujiangyan Irrigation System

China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.
Dujiangyan Irrigation System was built over 2,000 years ago and is still important to Sichuan today. Prior to its construction in around 256 Before Christ, the Chengdu plain was prone to flooding in the winter and drought in the summer. Li Bing, the leader of the Shu Kingdom devised a system of weirs and channels which still water and protect over 6,500 square kilometers of the plains to this day. The project consists of three parts, the Fishmouth Weir, Flying Sands Dam and Precious Bottleneck channel.
Dujiangyan Irrigation System justifiably so, enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers, and is one of the most visited place.

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