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Seventeen Arches Bridge

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Address: Inside Summer Palace, Haidian District, Beijing 100091, China
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Seventeen because.........

The magic number nine pervades Chinese dynasties and counting from the end to the middle there are nine arches. Simples. Part of the great Summer Palace experience this can be... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 March 2016
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Braughing, Ware United Kingdom
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a lovely bridge on Kunming Lake linking it to an island. You can enjoy the view from a distance.

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Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 361 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

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 much time. The view from the Buddhist Incense Tower is really spectacular.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Was a but unimpressed wit this bridge. It is nice but not impressive. It gets you to a small island where you can take the boat the the boat house (north west of the palace).

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Braughing, Ware United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

The magic number nine pervades Chinese dynasties and counting from the end to the middle there are nine arches. Simples. Part of the great Summer Palace experience this can be views from the long corridor.

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Thank ChefCliveM
Adria, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

This is yet another wonderful piece of Summer Palace architecture, over the enormous Kunming Lake, to be seen.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

When you visit the summer palace, take a look across Lake Kunming and appreciate the structure of this lovely bridge. It is rather breathtaking and a nice photo opportunity. We did not walk across it, but simply enjoyed the beauty of the architecture before us.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

So wanted to revisit this bridge 23 yrs after the first time. I got lucky with the weather and got a local boat accross the lake and got a lovely alternative view of this beautiful craved bridge.

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Beijing, Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

Every year in another season we visit here, We love the spring. It is recommended to take the long walk around the lake, about 2.5 hour, to get the best view on the lake and the bridge.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

A fascinating and impressively built bridge in a beautiful locale. Worth a few photo opportunities while in the Summer Palace.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

A beautiful bridge - to be admired from a distance to enjoy the reflections on the waters around the Summer Palace.

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