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Seventeen Arches Bridge, Beijing

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web
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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  • Beautiful bridge was built on artificial lake in front of the summer palace. Its interesting very striking to look at. You will see the same ticket for Summer Palace
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  • 在昆明湖上兼有蘇州寶帶橋與北京盧溝橋的特點,橋上雕有神態不同的石獅共544隻,各石獅威猛兇武,形象生動。橋長150米,寬8米,呈拱形,有十七個不同大小橋洞,故叫十七孔橋。 
  • Can't complain! Part of Summer Palace complex, this bridge is a living relic of Imperial China. Not the biggest attraction but worth to walk (at least). Recommended for some shots, but don't waste too...  read more »
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