China Sichuan Dujiangyan 2

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Dujiangyan Irrigation System is an ancient technological wonder of China. More than 2,000 years ago, Li Bing (c.250-200 BC) served as a local governor of Shu State. Li Bing and his son designed this water control system and organized thousands of local people to construct the project. Dujiangyan Irrigation System and Mt. Qingcheng were placed on the World Cultural Heritage list. Qingyang palace, Mt. Qingcheng and Mt. Heming are the three holy sites of Taoism in Sichuan Province.
Anlan Suspension Bridge is one of the five ancient bridges in China. The total length is 320m. Its ancient name was called the Rope Suspension Bridge or the Bamboo and Cane Suspension Bridge. Unfortunately, a fire caused by war towards the end of the Ming dynasty destroyed the original bridge.
In 1803, a new bridge was built

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China Sichuan Dujiangyan 2

  1. 1. Dujiangyan Sichuan
  2. 6. The Guanlan Bridge
  3. 8. In Guan County, about 60km from Chengdu, is Qingcheng Shan During the Han dynasty it became a center of Taoism when a Taoist master made the mountain his home. World Heritage Site UNESCO
  4. 9. The Shangqing Hall sits over 1,600m above sea level and is the highest temple on the mountain Halfway up the mountain is the Tianshi Cave where the old master used to give his lectures and is now home to the Taoist Association.
  5. 11. Many of the buildings, in accordance to Taoist beliefs, blend into the natural surroundings without disturbing nature’s grace
  6. 20. Sichuan Opera The contents of show vary, but the most important elements are high-pitch singing, acrobatics, slapstick and unique to Sichuan Opera ” changing faces ” in which the performer very quickly changes colorful masks
  7. 24. Photo imagery: Simona Ţicrea Arrangement: Sanda Foişoreanu 2007 <ul><li>Chinese ambient music </li></ul><ul><li>Long Yu, piano & China Philarmonic Orchestra </li></ul><ul><li>Lang Lang (Dragon Songs) – Dialogue in song </li></ul>

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