If you need a break from the pace of city life and want a serene retreat amidst nature, this tour is perfect for you. Conveniently beginning in downtown Chengdu, this tour offers a valuable insight into the intricate irrigation infrastructure of Dujiangyan irrigation system, one of the three great hydraulic engineering projects of the Qing Dynasty. This ancient system is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and now irrigates 5300 square kilometres of land. Walk along the tranquillity of elegant traditional style parks as your knowledgeable private English speaking tour guide enlightens you on the workings of the system. Then relish a traditional Sichuanese lunch at an authentic local restaurant and continue to enjoy your city escape on Mt. Qingcheng, the birthplace of Taoism. Here you will be surrounded by subtropical hills with lush green forests, quaint streams and ancient caves and temples. Simply bliss!