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The Seventeen Arches Bridge is one of two means - the other is by boat - of accessing Nanju Island in Kunming Lake at the Summer Palace. (The Empress Cuxi convinced the administration to pay for the lake on the pretext that she intended to...More
The 17 Arches Bridge peaked a central middle Arch as the number nineth Arch no matter which side of the bridge u came from( 8 arches on each side plus a Middle 9th arch = 17 arches) 9 is an auspicious Number in ancient Chinese...More
This bridge is located at the south end of the Summer Palace and connects with an island. It provides some great views of the Summer Palace park. Parts of the bridge were steep and we noticed some people slipping so do pay attention when crossing...More
Summer Palace area is huge. The Seventeen Arches Bridge is a part of the palace grounds that links to Nanju Island. The bridge is quite attractive if you can view it from afar. It is decorated with over 500 carved lions along the way It...More