Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System (UNESCO/NHK)

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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, which is celebrated in a series of ancient temples.

Source: UNESCO TV / © NHK Nippon Hoso Kyokai
URL: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1001/


Best one day hike to Mount Qingcheng

Mount Qingcheng is located in the south west of Dujiangyan, 68 km.(42 mi.) away from Chengdu, which is one of the cradles of Chinese Taoism. Mount Qingcheng is also a famous historic mountain in China, it was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage sites together with Dujiangyan Irrigation System in 2000, it attracts millions of people around the world each year and is one of the most popular places to see in Chengdu tours.With its precipitous mountain (main peak with an altitude about 1,260 m.--4,134 ft.) and lush green trees, it is also one of the good places hiking in Sichuan. The most popular places for relaxing and hiking near Chengdu can be experienced in the 1 day Mount Qingcheng Tour.

For places to see in Chengdu City, you may interested in Chengdu City 1 Day Tour. Actually, Mount Qingcheng is also very convenient to visit and not far away from the downtown of Chengdu. Mount Qingcheng is divided into the Front Mountain and the Back Mountain. They are separate but each has it's own feature. The Front Mountain is famous for its Taoism culture, while the Back Mountain is attractive with its seclude and natural scenery. So Mount Qingcheng is a combination of both strong cultural atmosphere and amazing landscape. It is a really worthy place to see in Chengdu and also a convenient place for hiking in Sichuan. Residents of Chengdu, both the old people and young, often come here to feel the Taoism culture and escape the summer heat as well as to exercise themselves in the hiking.

Front Mountain -- The Front Mountain is the main part of Mount Qingcheng, with many cultural relics and strong atmosphere of Taoism. It is especially favored by people who are obsessed with Taoism culture and essence. If you have good physical body and want to experience the fun of hiking, you are wise to choose this popular place hiking in Sichuan. Along the way, you can see many of the historical buidings built over one thousand years ago. Such as the Jianfu Palace -- Built in 730 A.D. in the Tang Dynasty, the Taoism gods are enshrined in the palace's halls. The couplets with 394 words in the pillars are a stunning of Mount Qingcheng. You also can see other palaces such as Laojun Pavilion, Yuanming Palace, Shangqing Palace, Tianshi cave, etc along the way. In all the palaces, different Taoism gods are worshipped in them and all the palace building have a long history. Another convenient place for hiking in Sichuan is in Ancient Luodai Town. If you like hiking, besides Mount Qingcheng, you may interested in Luodai Town & Golden Dragon Great Wall Hiking 1 Day Tour.

Back Mountain -- The Back side of Mount Qingcheng is famous for its natural and tranquil scenery, the popular saying "Mount Qingcheng -- The most seclude place in the world" refers to the Back Mountain specially. Along the hiking way of back mountain, you can see luxuriant green forests, layers of mountain peak, quietly flowing streams, etc. Everything here is so natural and in harmony. The one who has never been to Mount Qingcheng will be attracted by its evergreen trees, winding and seclude paths. Walking along the path of Back Mount Qingcheng, you will feel a kind of hazy blur, at this moment, it seems that the time is still, without the noise and agitation in the city, only remains the gurgling streams, the fresh air and the fragrance from the plants. You'll forget all the things in your real life and just enjoy yourself at this moment. When you stop hiking, the time you are gasping for the air, hearing your heart beat, you'll have a strong sense of real existence, a kind of wonderful feeling!

Mount Qingcheng, with both its stunning scenery and historic culture is definitely a second-to-none place hiking in Sichuan and one of the best places to see in Chengdu. Come to Mount Qingcheng, and have a best hiking day.


Map of Mount Qingcheng and Dujiangyan

The night before I visited Dujiangyan, I had dinner with an Australian girl that I met earlier that day. She planned to go horseback riding in Songpan, a four day trek. &ldquoI&rsquom going to visit an irrigation system tomorrow&rdquo is what I told her. &ldquoIt&rsquos an ancient one&rdquo, I added. But I already lost her interest. Sometimes it&rsquos hard to explain being a WHS traveller. I really did look forward visiting this site though, wondering what would be there to see. And I don&rsquot like horses anyway.

The next day I took a public bus to Dujiangyan, a city about 60 km to the northwest of Chengdu. At the city entrance there&rsquos a most amazing sight: a huge rock (measuring at least 150 x 30 meter) with a golden horse statue on top, and a sign &ldquoTop Tourist City of China&rdquo. Well, for sure I wouldn&rsquot be the odd visitor here. Direct tourist buses to Mount Qincheng are available from the city's modern main bus station, but I opted for city bus #4 to the irrigation system.

Anticipating this visit I had had visions of muddy fields, me being the only visitor trying to find my way and pick up at least some of the story. The entrance to the Dujiangyan Irrigation System however looked like one for a theme park. A well signposted hiking route leads you through the park and its main sights. It&rsquos quite a walk, but you can also hop on one of the golf carts that shuttle passengers. The site even has signs in German! Although I must say that the explanations lost a lot of depth in the multiple translations, 10 sentences in English usually resulted in 3 German sentences.

It&rsquos rather difficult to make a water management site attractive to a non-specialist visitor. The Chinese have made the most of it by including a park with a water theme, large explanation signs at the points of interest and maintaining some shrines dedicated to the victims of the floodings and to Erlang Shen, a Chinese god with a third true-seeing eye in the middle of his forehead who helped Li Bing with his work. Highlights for me were the Erwang temple and the Anlan Suspension Bridge.

P.S. November 2007: I did visit the other half of this WHS (Mount Qingcheng) at the end of my trip around China. I focussed more on its natural features than on the Taoist heritage. See my review of the Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries for that.


What to See in Dujiangyan City

【Dujiangyan Irrigation System】
Dujiangyan water conservancy project makes full use of local geographical conditions of high northwest and low southeast, according to the special terrain of mountain and rivers and according to water vein and water potential to draw water without dam, to irrigate by gravity. The embankment, water diversion, flood discharge, desilting, current control is mutual independent and became a system to ensure the social comprehensive benefits of water flood control, irrigation, water transportation bring into full play. What is great is that it is enduring for more than 2250 years, and it produces more and more benefits. After the completion of Dujiangyan Irrigation System, the Chengdu plain became a vast expanse of fertile land.

The irrigation system consists of three sections: the Fish Mouth, which splits the Min River into the inner and outer rivers, the Feisha Dike, which helps reduce the amount of silt carried by the inner Min River before it flows into the Baopingkou ("mouth of the treasure bottle") Aqueduct, the third section which leads the waters into the Chengdu Plain. The bed of the outer river is convex while that of the inner river is concave. This fact, an integral part of Li Bing's original design, results in less slit going into the inner river which is primarily used for irrigation.

【Two Kings Temple】
Two Kings Temple is located in the M injiang River right bank slope it closes to D ujiangyan in the front. It was E mperor Temple originally for memory of the king of Shu, and in Qi dynasty Jianwu period (A.D. 494-498) it was offered sacrifices to Libing and his son, renamed the "Chongde T emple ". After the Song dynasty (960-1279), Liing and his son have been knighted as king successively, so the temple was called "Two Kings Temple". In the main hall, there is the statue of Libing and his son, and there was water conservancy quotes, poet inscriptions and so on. The building group distributes in eastern Dujiangyan Irrigation System with large-scale, rigorous layout. It covers an area of about 50000 square meters, the main building about 10000 square meters. Two Kings Temple divided into east and west garden, east garden is landscape garden, west garden is for temple area.

【Fulong Temple】
Fulong Temple is located in the Lidui Park. Below is the Linshen Pool, it is said that when Libing and his son were here to prevent floods by water control, they subdued evil dragon under the Lidui, so in the early years of the northern Song dynasty in order to memory Libing, named "Fulong Temple" (means subdued dragon in Chinese). In the middle of front hall there is Libing stone figure carved in the eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD). Inside the hall, there are also weir workers statues of the eastern Han dynasty, Tang dynasty relic that Jinxian and Princess Yuzhen cultivated themselves according to a religious doctrine in Mount Qingcheng &ndash Flying Dragon Ding (an ancient cooking vessel with two loop handles and three or four legs). Fulong Temple is also named Laowang Temple, Li Ancestral Temple, Li Temple, etc.

【Anlan Rope Bridge】
Anlan Rope Bridge also known as "Anlan Bridge", "Couple B ridge ". It is located in Dujiangyan Fish Mouth, across both inside and outside two rivers, known as the one of the "five bridges of ancient China", is the most typical landscape of Dujiangyan. It was built in the Song dynasty, and in the late Ming dynasty (17th century AD) it was destroyed by war. Its ancient name is &ldquoZhupu Bridge&rdquo, in the Song dynasty of the first year of Chunhua period, it was changed to "Pingshi Bridge", and in the Qing dynasty emperor Jiaqing built a new bridge and renamed "Anlan Bridge". The original bridge used wood block as base, hanging a thick bamboo cable cross the river, and there are planks as bridge deck. On both sides of bridge are bamboo rope railings, total length of about 500 meters.


Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan irrigation system

Located on the northwest edge of Chengdu Plain, Dujiangyan was built in the 3rd century BC and is a world famous irrigation system, controlling the waters of the Minjiang River and distributing it to the fertile farmland of the Chengdu Plain. Qingcheng Mountain, famous for many ancient temples, can claim to have some strong roots for China’s Taoism.

The Dujiangyan Irrigation System, a major landmark in the development of water management and technology that is still discharging its functions perfectly, was first built in 256 BC (during the Warring States Period) by magistrate Li Bing and modified and enlarged during the Tang, Song, Yuan and Ming dynasties. It is an ecological engineering feat, located in the western portion of the Chengdu flatlands at the junction between the Sichuan basin and the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Comprising two parts today – the Weir Works, located at an altitude of 726 meters, the highest point of the Chengdu plain 1 km from Dujiangyan city, and the irrigated area, it uses natural topographic and hydrological features to solve problems of diverting water for irrigation, draining sediment, flood control, and flow control without the use of dams. The water from the upper valley of the Minjiang River is controlled by three key components of the Weir Works: the Yuzui Bypass Dike, the Feishayan Floodgate, and the Baopingkou Diversion Passage. These structures, with ancillary embankments and watercourses including the Baizhang Dike, the Erwang Temple Watercourse and the V-Shaped Dike, ensure a regular supply of water to the Chengdu Plain. The system has played vital role in flood control, irrigation, water transport and general water consumption. One of the earliest irrigation systems of China and still in use today, it serves to divert waters from the Minjiang River to the West Sichuan Plain. There are many cultural relics in the neighborhood, including the Temple of the Two Kings, the Temple of the Hidden Dragon, the Bridge of Peaceful Waves and the Li Mounds.

Qingcheng Mountain, dominating the Chengdu Plain to the south of the Dujiangyan Irrigation System, was the birthplace of Taoism in China. With over 20 temples and religious sites for Taoism, it exudes a strong flavor of Taoist culture and the buildings demonstrate the Sichuan style of architecture. It is famous as the place where in 142 the philosopher Zhang Ling founded the doctrine of Chinese Taoism. Built on the mountain during the Jin and Tang dynasties are many temples expressing Taoism culture. The mountain was regarded again as intellectual and spiritual centre of Taoism in the 17th century. The 11 important Taoist temples like Two Kings and the Temple of the Hidden Dragon, where Zhang Ling preached his doctrines, display the traditional architecture of western Sichuan.

It was added to the list in November 2000.

Cultural heritage

Large stone inscriptions by Huang Yunhu of the Qing Dynasty are prominent on the mountain, reading the fifth most famous mountain under Heaven and Top of Qingcheng Mountain. A 2.9 meters high and 4.5 ton statue of Li Bing, made 1,800 years ago, the first altorilievo stone sculpture in Chinese history, is now on display in a hall on the mountain after its excavation from a riverbed in 1974. Inscriptions recording water management methods, maps of Dujiangyan made in the Qing Dynasty and testimonials to Li Bing and his son are also on display, side by side with precious art works by several famous modern painters such as Xu Beihong, Zhang Daqian and Guan Shanyue.

Taoist culture

Qingcheng Mountain is one of the birthplaces of Taoism. In the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220 AD), the founder of Taoism, Celestial Master Zhang Daoling once set up his pulpit there to deliver lectures. During the Tang Dynasty, advocates of the newly introduced Buddhism vied with the Taoists for this base, until Emperor Xuanzong allocated the mountain to the latter.

As an indigenous religion of China, the Taoist religion was initiated in the Eastern Han Dynasty by Zhang Daoling and developed ever since. It is part of Taoism in the larger sense, which is deeply inspired by the theory of Laozi in the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC) and features the harmony of human and nature, the virtue of leisure and tranquility, and a positive attitude toward the occult and the metaphysical. The Taoist religion, which is concerned with the ritual worship of the Tao, has a profound influence upon Chinese life.

Qingcheng Mountain is a representative site of Taoist culture. Major religious sites here include the Natural Picture (a building complex immersed in nature), the Celestial Master’s Cave, the Hall of the Ancestral Masters, Cave Facing the Sun and the Palace of Celestial Freshness.

All structures are shaded by dense woods and embraced by nature. The Celestial Master’s Cave, perched on a cliff with only a small path leading to its entrance, houses statues of Fuxi, Shennong and Xuanyuan (three legendary primeval kings of the Han people) on its main altar.

The Natural Picture is a building complex made of wood. Lying in the arms of high mountains and steep cliffs, it presents a lush and primitive view of forests and pure sky. The neighboring Crane-dwelling Village adds even more colors to the picture when the white cranes cruise gracefully among the mountain peaks.

History

During the Warring States period, people living along the banks of the Minjiang River were plagued by annual flooding. Qin governor Li Bing investigated the problem and found that the river was swelled by fast flowing spring melt-water from the local mountains that burst the banks when it reached the slow moving and heavily silted stretch below. One solution was to build a dam but Li Bing had also been charged with keeping the waterway open for military vessels to supply troops on the frontier, so he proposed to build an artificial levee to redirect a portion of the river’s flow and then to cut a channel through Yulei Mountain to discharge the excess water upon the dry Chengdu Plain beyond.

Receiving 100,000 taels of silver for the project from King Zhao of Qin, Li Bing set to work with a team said to number tens of thousands. The levee was built from long sausage-shaped baskets of woven bamboo filled with stones held in place by wooden tripods. The construction of a water-diversion levee looking like a fish’s mouth took four years to finish.

Cutting the channel proved to be a much more difficult problem, as the tools available to Li Bing at the time could not penetrate the hard rock of the mountain. Therefore, he used a combination of fire and water to heat and cool the rocks until they cracked and could be removed. Having worked for 8 years, a 20-metre-wide (66 ft) channel had been gouged through the mountain.

After the system was completed, no more floods occurred. The irrigation turned Sichuan into the most productive agricultural place in China. On the east side of Dujiangyan, people built a shrine in memory of Li Bing.


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Planning

During the Warring States period (206–221 BC), people who lived along the banks of the Min River were plagued by annual flooding. Qin governor Li Bing investigated the problem and discovered that the river was swelled by fast flowing spring melt-water from the local mountains that burst the banks when it reached the slow moving and heavily silted stretch below. [3]

One solution would have been to build a dam but Li Bing had also been charged with keeping the waterway open for military vessels to supply troops on the frontier, [4] so instead he proposed to construct an artificial levee to redirect a portion of the river's flow and then to cut a channel through Mount Yulei to discharge the excess water upon the dry Chengdu Plain beyond. [5]

Construction

Li Bing received 100,000 taels of silver for the project from King Zhao of Qin and set to work with a team said to number tens of thousands. The levee was constructed from long sausage-shaped baskets of woven bamboo filled with stones known as Zhulong [6] held in place by wooden tripods known as Macha. [7] The massive construction took four years to complete. [8]

Cutting the channel proved to be a far greater problem as the tools available to Li Bing at the time, prior to the invention of gunpowder, were unable to penetrate the hard rock of the mountain so he used a combination of fire and water to heat and cool the rocks until they cracked and could be removed. [9] After eight years of work a 20 metres (66 ft) wide channel had been gouged through the mountain. [10]

Legacy

After the system was finished, no more floods occurred. The irrigation made Sichuan the most productive agricultural place in China. On the east side of Dujiangyan, people built a shrine in remembrance of Li Bing.

Li Bing’s construction is also credited with giving the people of the region a laid-back attitude to life [11] by eliminating disaster and ensuring a regular and bountiful harvest, it has left them with plenty of free time. [12]

Today, Dujiangyan has become a major tourist attraction. It is also admired by scientists from around the world, because of one feature. Unlike contemporary dams where the water is blocked with a huge wall, Dujiangyan still lets water go through naturally. Modern dams do not let fish go through very well, since each dam is a wall and the water levels are different. In 2000, Dujiangyan became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

2008 Sichuan earthquake

On May 12, 2008 a massive earthquake struck the Dujiangyan area. Initial reports indicated that the Yuzui Levee was cracked but not severely damaged. [13] [14]


Mosted Asked Questions about Dujiangyan Irrigation System

How to get to Dujiangyan scenic area from Chengdu by train?

You can take bullet train from Chengdu railway station or Chengdu Xipu railway station to Dujiangyan city. There are scheduled bullet trains from Chengdu to Dujiangyan City every 30 minutes a day. The price of ticket is 15 RMB. Once you arrive in Dujiangyan city, you can take Dujiangyan bus no. 1, 4, 6, 9, 31, or 32 to the Dujiangyan Scenic Area directly. Duration is about 40 minutes and ticket fare is CNY2 per person. You can also take taxi from Dujiangyan railway station to the Dujiangyan Irrigation System.

When is the best time to visit the Dujiangyan Irrigation System?

The best visiting time is from April to October. Dujiangyan is a famous summer resort and summer is the best time to visit. Even in the hottest time, Dujiangyan and Mount Qingcheng still retain a rather cool weather, and in most time, the weather is around 22℃. Besides, in summer, tourists can experience Hongkou drifting, beer festival in summer night.

Why Dujiangyan Irrigation System attract so many tourists to visit?

It is one of the popular tourist attractions in Chengdu city and one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites It is also the most intact ancient water conservancy project in China with two thousands years old.

Could you advise the opening hours of Dujiangdu Irrigation System scenic area? How long does it take to visit this place?

The opening hours of Dujiangyan scenic area is 8:00-17:30 (Dec.1 to Mar.1) & 8:00-18:00 (Mar.2 to Nov.30) Normally, it takes around 2 hours to visit the Dujiangyan Irrigation System.

What are the famous attractions near the Dujiangyan scenic area?

Dujiangyan Irrigation System is the most famous and a landmark of Dujiangyan city, but there are also many others tourist attractions nearby, such as Mount Qingcheng, it is a very tranquil mountain and it’s one of the famous Taoism mountains in China. Aged Taoism temples sitting in the serene forest, just like in paradise Dujiangyan Panda Base, it is a good place for the panda lovers and a place for the tourists to participate in the Panda Volunteer Program here and to learn more about pandas through experiencing the keepers’ daily work Jiezi Ancient Town, it is the hometown of the Ladle Poet – Tang Qiu in Late Tang Dynasty. It is also reputed as “the Back Garden of Mount Qingcheng" and “Hometown of Orchid”.

How can I travel from Chengdu Shuangliu airport to visit Dujiangyan scenic area?

You can take the Airport Surface Transport to Dujiangyan city. Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport terminal has been opened surfaces transport to Dujiangyan in 2013, the line opened to meet the demand of travelers who want to go to Dujiangyan and Mount Qingcheng from airport. There are 6 buses available from Chengdu airport to Dujiangyan daily, the departure time respectively is at 12:30, 13:30, 14:20, 15:20 and 17:00. There are 8 buses from Dujiangyan to Chengdu Airport, the departure time is at 9:45, 10:35, 11:25, 12:20, 13:30, 14:30, 15:40, and 17:10.

Is it possible to visit the Dujiangyan Irrigation System and Dujiangyan Panda Base in one day from Chengdu?

Yes, it is possible. The day tour to visit Dujiangyan Irrigation System and Panda Base last around 8 hours. It takes around 1.5 hours from Chengdu downtown hotel to Dujiangyan city. Once you arrive, you can visit the Dujiangyan Panda Base, then get on the sightseeing bus to the hill top first. You will be guided to visit different enclosures from hill top to foot. Set in a beautiful valley, Dujiangyan Panda Park is quiet but offered enough panda action to spend a relaxing couple of hours. After lunch, continue your sightseeing to the Dujiangyan Irrigation System, it takes around 2 hours to visit this place. After the tour, drive another 1.5 hours back to your hotel in Chengdu city.


Guided Tour of Dujiangyan and Mount Qingcheng – Private tour

Go on a private one-day excursion to Mount Qingcheng and Dujiangyan and immerse yourself in Chinese history and culture!

A shuttle bus will pick you up from your hotel to take you to the Dujiangyan irrigation system, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

You will then be able to explore this irrigation system, which dates back to 256 BCE and is the oldest dam in the world. The Dujiangyan irrigation system was built to meet three objectives: flood control, irrigation of the Chengdu plain and to clear sand. Your guide will explain how this project was built, and how it still works today.

After a lunch of local delicacies, you will be taken to the Mount Qingcheng Taoist temple. Board a cable car (option payable on the day), which will take you to see cultural artefacts and the historical sites perched high in the mountains. You will see the Jianfu Palace, the Shangqing Palace and the Tianshi cave, to name a few. Then, go back down the mountain on foot and take a look at several Taoist temples along the way.

The shuttle bus will then take you back to your hotel.

Auswahlmöglichkeiten

(1) The advertised price corresponds to the price per person based on 6 participants.

When booking, you will be asked to choose a tour and not a number of participants.

For example, if 6 people wish to participate in this activity, you must select 1 tour for 6 people and not 6 tours for 1 person.

Gut zu wissen

  • Availability: every day (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Time: 8am
  • Duration: 10 hrs. approx.
  • Departure point: your hotel
  • Languages: English
  • Hotel pick-up is available only if you are staying in a hotel within the 2nd ring road
  • The lunch menu is not specified in advance. You will be informed about it on the day of your visit
  • During your visit, you will have the opportunity to take the cable car (additional fee payable on the day – approx. 35 RMB per person)
  • We recommend that you bring yuan for any purchases you wish to make
  • The excursion is in English only
  • A minimum of 2 participants is required to book this activity

No charges will be levied for cancellations or modifications made more than 15 days before the date of the activity.
After this time and in case of a no-show, no refunds or modifications will be possible.

Im Preis enthalten

  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Commentary by an English-speaking guide
  • Admission to the Dujiangyan irrigation system
  • Lunch

Nicht im Preis enthalten

  • Cable car up Mount Qingcheng (optional, payable on the day)
  • Drinks
  • Any purchases made during the tour
  • Tips (optional)
  • All other extras

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"Located at the foot of Mount Zhangren, Jianfu Palace was firstly built in the Tang Dynasty and repeatedly renovated in the following dynasties. There are only two halls and three compounds renovated in the Qing Dynasty left today. Leading figures of the Taoist school are worshiped in the splendid Main Hall of Jianfu Palace. In Weixin Pavilion, the dresser of the Princess consort of Prince Qingfu in the Ming Dynasty.

It is the first Taoist temple on Mount Qingcheng." Ώ]

"Located at the foot of the main peak of Mount Laoxiao, the Cave is deep, with drops of water falling down occasionally. Chaoyao Cave is also a magnificent Taoist temple built under steep cliffs which are part of the terrain." Ώ]

"Located at the peak of Mount Qingcheng with an altitude over 1500 m, Shangqing Palace marks the end of the touring route of Mount Qingcheng. Buildings such as Laojun Hall, Sanqing Hall, Wenwu Hall, and Tao Te Ching Preaching Hall in the Taoist temple of Shangqing Palace with several cultural relics, were originally built in the Jin Dynasty." Ώ]


Stay safe [ edit ]

Pick up the bus back to Chengdu a little bit downhill of the tourist center in parking lot. "Chengdu" will probably NOT be written in pinyin so you will have to ask the driver. The Chengdu bus is usually closest to the top of the parking lot though and does not leave until it is full. Cost back is 䂈 and may not bring you to the bus station you want to be at in Chengdu.

Another alternative is to take the brand new high speed rail link back to Chengdu. It is much faster and convenient than the bus which cuts your travel time in half and delivers you in first class conditions to the North Train Station. A bargain price of only 15/20 Yuan. A taxi to the train station from the Qingchengshan parking lot will cost around 20 Yuan.

You may want to visit Dujiangyan Irrigation System after a trek up the mountain, which is the last stop for bus number 101 and leaves from the Qingchengshan parking lot. It costs two and a half Yuan and is just a forty-five minute bus ride away. The high speed train bound for Chengdu also leaves from Dujiangyan.


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