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Qingcheng Shan & Dujiangyan Irrigation System
The Four Sacred Mountains of Taoism

Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System was inscribes as UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 2000.

It is located in Dujiangyan (Sichuan). The highest elavation of Mount Qingcheng is named as Pengzu Peak, also known as Laoxiao Peak (1'260 m). Mount Qingcheng was the birthplace of Taoism, which is celebrated in a series of ancient temples.  Mount Qingcheng is one of "The Four Sacred Mountains of Taoism". 

The 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.


China 1991, Dujiangyan Irrigation System.
Titles: Fish Mouth, Feisha Yan, Baoping Muzzle.

The Dujiangyan Irrigation System represents ancient China's superb science and technology and is a milestone in the world history of water harnessing and irrigation technology advancement. Built around 256 BC, Dujiangyan is the world's only and oldest diversion project without a dam. Still in use, it feeds a grid of irrigation canals watering 670,000 hectares of farmland in Sichuan, turning the province into the country's famous "land of rice and fish" since ancient times. The weir. The experience and discourse on water control chiseled in the temple is the ancient Chinese people's scientific summary on conquering nature, and is of great importance to the construct of water control. Anlan Bridge: It is 500m long and bestrides the inner and the out rivers. The Anlan rope bridge is one of the famous bridgeworks in ancient China. Made of local material, the bridge is refinement in structure. Taking wood as pockets and bamboo as hawsers, the bridge, covered with board, is hung over the river. It is very interesting for visitors to step on the bridge and have a view of the river, which seems as if a boat is flying through the fierce billows (text China Post). 

About 5 kilometres upstream of the Dujiangyan Irrigation System was built between 2001 and 2006 Zipingpu Dam. The new dam will also help prolong the life span of the Dujiangyan Irrigation System, which boats a history of over 2'200 years and is cited as the world's oldest functioning irrigation project.


China 1996 China 1996, Qingcheng Mountains in the Rain stamp

China 1996, Qingcheng Mountains in the Rain.
The stamp was issued in the series "Selected Works of Huang Binhong (1865-1955)".


China 2005, Qingcheng Mountain  
prestamped postal card

China 2005
Preprinted postal card with an imprinted stamp, showing Qingcheng Mountain.
(backside of the card: white)


China 2006, Qingcheng Shan.
Titles: the gate, the road, the pavilion, the stream.


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