National Geographic : 1945 Jun
Before Division of Tu Kiang Waters, a Throng Honors Er Wang, Who Completed the Project 2,200 Years Ago More than 40,000 people, including officials of both Szechwan Province and the National Government of China,as well asrepresentatives of14hsien (counties) irrigated by the system, take part in the traditional ceremony (page 647). The stairs lead to the altar of the exquisitely adorned temple where incense isburned and homage paid before the image of Li Ping's son. Boy Scouts stand at attention. The crowd will proceed to the banksofthe Min River assoon astheprescribed rites are ended and watch the breaking of the cofferdam to start a new spring season (opposite page).