Thirty-Six Weirs of Baisha River Applies for World Heritage
On the morning of April 27, a heritage application team led by Jiang Qinxue, the chief of the Planning and Construction Department of the Water Affairs Bureau of Wucheng District, again came to the Langfeng Pavilion by the Baisha River in Langya Town, Wucheng District to guide the renovation of the pavilion.
“The renovation of the main body of Langfeng Pavilion is near completion, and it will be decorated soon,” Jiang Qinxue said. When the pandemic becomes stable, the team will make the best use of time to renovate the main parts of the Thirty-Six Weirs of Baisha River. Jiang also mentioned that the Lu Wentai Memorial Hall is under construction and many relevant ancient objects have also been collected.
The Thirty-Six Weirs of Baisha River in Wucheng District is a time-honored irrigation masterpiece, with a history of more than 1900 years. Not long ago, the Thirty-Six Weirs of Baisha River was shortlisted for 2020 World Heritage Irrigation Structures. Adhering to the scientific management and control of the Baisha River, the preservation and inheritance of its unique culture, and the construction and development of a characteristic water economy, Wucheng District is making all-out efforts to promote the heritage application. (By Zhou Yao, translated by Shen Yingying, edited by Mariam Ayad)