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This bridge is not easy to get to but it can be added with a visit to Fragrant Hills park since both are in west Beijing (as long as you start early). This bridge is historically important as it was the place where the Japanese...More
We caught the subway then walked to this site. The bridge was amazing with each lion being different and the ancient ruts from wagons down the middle. There were not many people there and we walked through an area of closed shops and restaurants that...More
There are numerous carved lions on top of each balustrade and the fun is to try to count how many there are. This bridge is historical because of an incident it signaled the beginning of the war between China and Japan. If you have time...More
famous place & many stone lion. that is good to have slow pace to view it although some lion is rebuild but still keeping some old & raw lion that has different shape of it. quite interesting & beautiful of it
The bridge itself is beautiful, but it may be smaller than you may expect. It's a bit far from the city centre, so it may be better to skip it if you don't have plenty of time on your itinerary. There are so many historically...More
If you're in Beijing for 3 or more days and you're tired of fighting your way through crowds to see historical sites, this is your spot. The location way to the southwest of the city is not convenient (I took 2 buses), so it's definitely...More
A 'have to see'. Marco Polo Bridge is so old and of major historic significance not least because of its connection to the attack by Japanese forces in 1937. A strip along the middle of the bridge has been removed to reveal the original flagstones...More