Lugou Bridge (Marco Polo Bridge)

Lugou Bridge is located in Fengtai District, around 15 kilometers away from the downtown of Beijing. It is the most ancient and best preserved arched stone bridge still in existence in Beijing today. It was first constructed in June 1186 in Jin Dynasty. This bridge covers a total length of 267 meters and 7.6 meters in width. There are 140 stone carving balustrades on the both sides of the bridge decorated with 501 vivid stone lions in different postures which are believed the remains of Jin Dynasty. It features in not only the countless lions but some other historical and significant incidents. Lugou Bridge witnessed the eruption of Chinese people anti-Japan War on July 7th 1937 witch meant that Japanese comprehensive aggression against China began. This war lasted for 8 years until the Japanese troops were defeated in August 1945. Today we have access to visit the Memorial Hall of China's war of resistance against Japan which is another patriotic education bases in Beijing. This place is a landmark of Chinese modern history.

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Lugou Bridge (Marco Polo Bridge)

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Editor's Note:  The lions on the Lugou Bridge (Marco Polo Bridge) are graceful, the bridge is very fascinating at sunrise or sundown. But as it is out of the city, if that is the first time for you to Beijing, we still do not recommend it unless you plan to stay in Beijing for 5 days or more.   ----China Travel Shanghai (Please e-mail to tansy@chinatravelshanghai for more info)

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