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Dujiangyan Scenic Area and Water Conservancy Project
Dujiangyan scenic area is located in the southwest of Dujiangyan downtown area. It is the World Cultural Heritage site, and the national key scenic area. With the inland subtropical climate, its average temperature stands at 15.2°C, with moderate weather and beautiful scenery all year round. It also boasts clean water and quality air meeting international standards. The scenic area covers a total area of 220 hectares, and its core area is 120 hectares. It is a tourist loop line consisting of over 20 key spots, such as Lidui Park, the headwork of the project, Erwang Temple, Mountain Yulei and Ancient Songmao Path. Its special geographical and ecological conditions bring the unique scenery featuring the combination of water conservancy culture, Taoist culture and gardens.
Dujiangyan Water Conservancy Project, created more than 2260 years ago, is not only a technological wonder in Chinese water control projects, but also a bright pearl in the world’s water conservancy projects. The design of it does not pose a threat to natural environment; instead, it fully capitalizes on the natural resources to benefit human beings. In this way, it turns floods into a boon for the local people, thus achieving the harmony among people, land, and water. It is the only “ecological project” that is still existing nowadays in the world. The project irrigates the land of more than 670,000 hectares, ensuring the water supply for industrial and agricultural production, people’s daily life, livestock industry, and electricity generation in 34 counties, districts, and cities of Sichuan Province.