Dujiangyan City Overview
Located in the northwest of Chengdu plain, Dujiangyan city is a county level city, 48km away from Chengdu. With a history of over 2,200 years, the famous attraction Dujiangyan Irrigation System on the Minjiang River is known as the...
Chinese Name: 都江堰
Chinese Pinyin: Dū Jiāng Yàn
Location: Northwest of Chengdu Plain
Population: 0.671 million
Language: Mandarin, Szechwan dialect
Zip code: 611830
Tel code: +86 (028)
Time zone: (UTC+8)
Located in the northwest of Chengdu plain, Dujiangyan city is a county level city, 48km away from Chengdu. It is named after the world famous ancient waterworks project Dujiangyan Irrigation System and handed down by the birthplace of Taoism Mount Qingcheng. With a history of over 2,200 years, the famous attraction Dujiangyan Irrigation System on the Minjiang River is known as the “ancestor of world water conservancy culture”, which makes Chengdu plain a famed Land of Abundance. Constructed around 256 BC, it is the oldest and only surviving non-dam irrigation system in the world, and still in use today. What’s more, Dujiangyan Panda Base is the only place in the world where you can hold a giant panda to take your picture.
- Dujiangyan Irrigation System: Designated as the world heritage site, Dujiangyan Irrigation System makes Chengdu Plain the most productive agricultural place in China.
- Mount Qingcheng: Also designated as the world heritage site, the famous Taoism mountain is a summer resort in Chengdu to escape from summer heat.
- Dujiangyan Panda Base: Covering an area of about 51 Hectares and enjoying a favorable climate and natural environment, Dujiangyan Panda Base offers volunteer programs to get closer contact with the cute giant pandas.
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Dujiangyan City Attractions
Covering an area of 1,207 square kilometers, Dujiangyan city is home to a variety of attractions both cultural sites and breathtaking scenery, such as Dujiangyan Irrigation System, Mount Qingcheng, Confucius Temple, etc. As we know the city is named after the world famous ancient waterworks project Dujiangyan Irrigation System and handed down by the birthplace of Taoism Mount Qingcheng, both of which were enrolled into the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. What’s more, Dujiangyan Panda Base [...]
Dujiangyan City Tours
Built around 256 BC, Dujiangyan Irrigation System is the oldest and only surviving no-dam irrigation system in the world that is still in use. And Mount Qingcheng with sequestered and evergreen scenery is the birthplace of Chinese Daoism. Because these two sights are very close, so many tourists would visit them at the same time. Normally, Dujiangyan tour will take 2 days. One day for Dujiangyan Irrigation System and Mount Qingcheng, another for Dujiangyan Panda Base and other scenic spot such as [...]
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Climate & When to Go
Climate Dujiangyan city enjoys a subtropical humid monsoon climate in Sichuan Basin with four distinct seasons without extreme hot weather in summer and extreme cold weather in winter. The average temperature of the coldest month of the year is 4.6℃, while the hottest month is 24.4℃. The precipitation rainfall is abundant with annual average rainfall 1243.8 millimeters. The longest rainy day lasts 20 days. There are 120 sunny days and 95 cloudy days of the year. Annual average sunshine is 1,016.9 hours, [...]
Being famous for Dujiangyan Irrigation System and Mount Qingcheng, Dujiangyan city appeals to thousands of tourists every year. Under the jurisdiction of Chengdu, Dujiangyan city is only 58km away from Chengdu. Therefore, there is no airport in Dujiangyan due to close distant from Chengdu. Most travelers will arrive at Chengdu first, and then take a train or bus or taxi to Dujiangyan. How to Get There & Away By Air Since there is no airport in Dujiangyan, you can fly to Chengdu Shuangliu [...]
Festivals and Activities
Dujiangyan Water-releasing Festival Dujiangyan Water-releasing Festival, held around the Qingming festival, was listed to the first batch of Unique Culture Hertiage Record in 2006. It is the grandest festival in Dujiangyan and has been held every year since 978. People celebrate this festival to commemorate the builders of Dujiangyan Irrigation System Li Bing and his son. Dujiangyan Summer Night Beer Festival As the charming sight of Dujiangyan night life, Dujiangyan Summer Night Beer Festival has became a traditional festival held at Dujiangyan Nanqiao [...]
Named after the world famous Dujiangyan Irrigation System, Dujiangyan city boasts a variety of attractions both cultural sites and breathtaking scenery. More and more tourists come to see the ancient engineering wonder and visit the birthplace of Taoism. However, keeping a few important things in mind will make your travels much smooth and comfortable. Here we offer some useful information and travel tips for you. Post Offices: Zip Code: 611800 Opening Hours: 9:00AM - 17:00PM Dujiangyan Post Bureau: No.179, Guanwen [...]
To help you get a better understanding about Dujiangyan and Qingchengshan, such as location, attractions, here we have picked up some useful Dujiangyan maps for you, including detailed Dujiangyan Irrigation System Map, Travel Map of Qingchengshan Front Mountain, Travel Map of Qingchengshan Back Mountain, Transportation Map of Dujiangyan and Qingchengshan, Route Map of Chengdu-Dujiangyan Intercity Railway, etc. [...]
Dujiangyan City Accommodation
Being a popular tourist destination around Chengdu, Dujiangyan offers different star-rated hotels for travelers, ranging from 5-star hotel to budget hotel. You can choose where to stay in accordance with your requirements and budgets. Some visitors prefer to stay around Mount Qingcheng. Here we list some recommended hotels for your choice. Of course, you can contact us for more information about Dujiangyan accommodation. Recommended 5-star Hotels Qingchengshan Six Senses Hotel Howard Johnson Conference Resort Chengdu Balan International Hotel Recommended 4-star Hotels Holiday Inn Express Dujiangyan Ancient [...]