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Seventeen Arches Bridge, Beijing

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Traverse the picturesque arc of Seventeen Arches Bridge, connecting the mainland to Nanhu Island. Constructed during the reign of Emperor Qianlong (1711-1799) as a way of reaching the island garden, the bridge was commissioned to commemorate his mother's 60th birthday. With a length of 150 m (492.1 ft), it stands out as the longest of the 30 bridges in the Summer Palace, and makes an easy stroll over the lake. Look out for the dog-like carved beasts that stand at each end of the bridge, and the 544 painstakingly carved lions that adorn the marble balusters, each with its own unique expression and posture. Consider journeying a little further around the perimeter of the lake for photo opportunities of the bridge and its famous symmetrical arches. Plan to see Seventeen Arches Bridge and other attractions that appeal to you using our Beijing trip itinerary maker.
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  • When I ended up on this beautiful bridge me somehow it was right as he would have looked like centuries ago, if thither scurried rickshaws with passengers along the arches would stand merchants roasted chestnuts and candies. Of course, I want the place remained quiet, clean and calm. But agree it would be a very colorful place.
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  • Here in Beijing, Beihai Park bridge, I think 17 tunnels that led from. Views during their Palace and sculptures of lions and monsters on the most rugged and beautiful walks on the bridge, tourists were taking pictures.
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  • It is a stone bridge that connects Kunming Lake in Beijing, Beihai Park and boat from the island. Made over 200 years ago, strong and beautiful. There is a sculpture of a lion wearing a lot of different bridge recognized terms of art, I feel like watching a safety.
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