Dujiangyan Irrigation System (都江堰工程)

From Shuimo Town (水磨镇), we headed to visit the Dujiangyan Irrigation System (都江堰工程). I think it’s one of the most amazing things ever from ancient China! From Wikipedia: Dujiangyan (Chinese: 都江堰; pinyin: Dūjiāngyàn) is an irrigation infra-structure built in 256 BC during the Warring States Period of China by the Kingdom of Qin. It is located in the Min River (Chinese: 岷江; pinyin: Mínjiāng) in Sichuan province, China, near the capital Chengdu. It is still in use today to irrigate over 5,300 square kilometers of … Continue reading Dujiangyan Irrigation System (都江堰工程)

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The journey from Maoxian to Shuimo Town

We left our hotel in Maoxian (茂县) and headed towards Dujiangyan (都江堰). The bus stopped to refuel and I saw a bunch of natives setting up shop to sell their produce. The tomatoes in the basket were massive!! It’s almost the size of my hand! Also, the walnuts they were selling were freshly plucked from the trees! It was the freshest walnuts I’ve ever tasted! … Continue reading The journey from Maoxian to Shuimo Town

The journey to Jiu Zhai Gou (九寨沟)

We started from our hotel in Chengdu (成都) at about 8am in the morning. After about more than an hour or so, we were in the rural areas and you can start seeing mountains in the distance. Along the way, we started seeing the devastation of the 8.0 Wenchuan Earthquake. It was heartbreaking. As the tour guide recalled some stories from the earthquake from the … Continue reading The journey to Jiu Zhai Gou (九寨沟)