Things to Do in Dujiangyan

Dujiangyan city is famous for the ancient Dujiangyan Irrigation System and Mount Qingcheng, which were enrolled into the UNESCO World Heritage Site List in 2000. You can make a close contact with the cute giant panda either in Dujiangyan Panda Base (tourists can participate the Panda Volunteer Program to take care of the giant panda for one day) or Dujiangyan Panda Valley (only see giant pandas at present). Also, don't miss the cultural sites, like Dujiangyan Confucius Temple to experience Six Arts, and Jiezi Ancient Town to explore in famous Tang Dynasty poet - Tang Qiu's hometown.

As one of the most popular attractions of Chengdu tours, Dujiangyan offers you not only the chance to see the wisdom of ancient human but also the breathtaking beauty of the nature. Discover now!

Map of Dujiangyan

Dujiangyan Irrigation System

No.1: Dujiangyan Irrigation System

Type: Historical Site

Recommended Length of Visit: 1-2 hours

Built about the year 256 BC, Dujiangyan Irrigation System is still used to irrigate Chengdu plain. This ancient waterworks has helped to make the region a prosperous agricultural land for thousands of years. The whole system, consist of three main parts (Yuzui, Feishayan, and Baopingkou), is used to not only control flooding on the Min River, but also to irrigate an arid region around Chengdu.

Mt. Qingcheng

No.2: Mount Qingcheng

Type: Natural & Religion Sites

Recommended Length of Visit: about half day

Located in the southwest of Dujiangyan Irrigation System, Mt. Qingcheng is one of the most famous Taoist mountains in China, where Taoism was originated. The serene paths, quietly flowing streams, pavilions made of tree barks, and the fragrance of burning incenses from temples vividly reflect the culture of Taoism, which people should conform with nature instead.

Dujiangyan Panda Base

No.3: Dujiangyan Panda Base

Type: Giant Pandas, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks

Recommended Length of Visit: half day to 1 day

The CCRCGP Dujiangyan Panda Base (also Dujiangyan Panda Ark) is located in Qingchengshan Town of Dujiangyan City, 18 kilometers from Dujiangyan downtown. To its north is the Taoist holy mountain – Mount Qingcheng; to its south is an ancient town in west Sichuan, called Jiezi Ancient Town. Dujiangyan Panda Base is a professional organization specializing in giant panda rescue and disease prevention in China. It is the only panda base right now offering rare chance to do Panda Volunteer Program.

Mt. Qingcheng

No.4: Dujiangyan Confucius Temple

Type: Historical Sites, Architectural Buildings

Recommended Length of Visit: 2.5 hours to half day

First built in the Five Dynasties (907-960), Dujiangyan Confucius Temple is the largest county-level Confucius Temple in Sichuan Province. Though it is not in large scale, Dujiangyan Confucius Temple is the ONLY living Confucius Temple with a combination of temple and academy where travelers can experience traditional Six Arts - “Rites”, “Music”, “Archery”, “Charioteering”, “Calligraphy” and “Mathematics”, taking you feel, touch and experience Confucius’ life 2500 years ago.

Mt. Qingcheng

No.5: Dujiangyan Panda Valley

Type: Giant Pandas, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks

Recommended Length of Visit: about 2 hours

In fact, there are two places to see giant pandas in Dujiangyan City. One is called Dujiangyan Panda Base where travelers can see more than 30 giant pandas, do panda volunteer work and hug a giant pandas; and the other one is called Dujiangyan Panda Valley, the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding Dujiangyan Field Research Center for Giant Pandas. Right now, travelers can see about 10 giant pandas living in this wild, natural and peaceful environment.

Jiezi Ancient Town

No.6: Jiezi Ancient Town

Type: Ancient Town, Historical Sites

Recommended Length of Visit: about 2 hours

Jiezi Ancient Town is famed as the hometown of the “One Gourd Ladle Poet” - Tang Qiu in Tang Dynasty. There is a wealth of relic sites scattered around Jiezi Old Town including Guangyan Buddhist Temple, Fengqishan Scenic Spot, Primitive Forest, Millennium gingko tree, ancient stone pagodas, bridges, well-preserved Qing-dynasty street, caves and 32 temples. This 4A scenic spot is called “the Back Garden of Mount Qingcheng”and "Hometown of Orchid". If you have enough time, it is a great choice to cover Jiezi Ancient Town visit after Mount Qingcheng trip.

Recommended Dujiangyan Tours

Top 3 Dujiangyan tours chosen by most customers to explore Dujiangyan in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary, or tailor your own trip now with us.

Dujiangyan Confucius Temple Archery
3 Days Dujiangyan Tour with Panda Volunteer & Six Arts Experience


Qingyang Palace
3 Days Chengdu & Mt. Qingcheng Taoism Tour with Mount Heming

Chengdu / Qingchengshan / Dujiangyan / Dayi / Chengdu

4 Days Chengdu, Mt. Qingcheng & Dujiangyan Tour

Chengdu / Qingchengshan / Dujiangyan / Chengdu

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