National Geographic : 1911 Dec
z 0 r Photo by Rollin T.Chamberlin THE CONTROLLING WORKS OF THE INGENIOUS IRRIGATING SYSTEM WHICH WATERS THE CHENGTU PLAIN (SEE PAGE 1097) On the left is the Min River; on the right the main irrigation stream. This work, one of the wonders of theworld, was accom plished by Li Ping, an engineer who lived 2,100 years ago. The fine grove of trees on the hillside above theirrigation stream surrounds the magnificent temple which is dedicated to this able engineer. Several of its pavilions may be seen inthepicture.