Seventeen Arches Bridge
Seventeen Arches Bridge
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Susan M
Dunedin41 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
As part of our trip to China, this was included. We found it very relaxing on an extremely hot afternoon.
Written September 3, 2019
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PipPaul W
Buckfastleigh, UK1,901 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Couples
Nice bridge over the water - well, it's a bridge, what do you expect - in the grounds of the Summer Palace.

What more can I say
Written September 2, 2019
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Stephen G
Townsville, Australia579 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
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 use it to train the Navy - but like many government projects that never happened once the construction was complete). The 17 arches consist of the main arch plus 8 arches on each side of it - so that, whichever way you crossed it, you traversed 9 arches to get to the middle - the Emperor's number. You can see it anywhere from the Summer Palace but the easiest way to get to it is by going to the eastern end of the Long Gallery and walking down the paved pedestrian road to the south. Check out the guy doing water calligraphy on the roadway with a small broom sized brush - he was there both days we went and did a pretty fair water portrait of my wife to break up the calligraphy. Lots of bystanders.
The 17 arches bridge is not particularly spectacular in itself but it is a good place to take photographs back up across the lake to the main Summer Palace Buildings - and also is a good background for other photos across to the island.
Written June 8, 2019
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KarmaKarma
New Smyrna Beach, FL104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
We went to Beijing this March and visited the Summer Palace. We had great weather and it wasn't very crowded. A must see when in Beijing
Written May 2, 2019
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wyattang
Singapore, Singapore428 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
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 Fengshui hence the arches are numbered this way. An annual spectacle that only happens for a few days(20 mins each day at sunset from 4.30pm - about close to 5pm) during the Winter Solstice(plus minus 2-3days). The sun is projecting at the right angle and at its lowest point in relation to the arches from the west of this bridge, creates a spectacular golden Red light through the 17 Arches when viewed from the west of this bridge(only on the shore of Nanhu Island). - literally hundreds and thousands of tourists flocked to the Seventeen-Arch bridge on Kunming lake near Beijing’s Summer palace to witness this Marvelous Brilliance. Some Photographers came as early as 1st light in the morning to camp here for the ultimate Position that gives the best Photogenic shot without crowds in the way.
Written December 28, 2018
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Flitz8-A foodie travels
Amsterdam, The Netherlands3,086 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
This bridge visible from summer palace ,it's such lovely bridge to see from afar even and good for pictures
Written November 24, 2018
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dmacwi
Wisconsin223 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Family
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 the bridge.
Written September 27, 2018
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rsenteno
Phoenix, AZ306 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
Located inside of the summer palace the bridge leads to the island. The bridge is lined with 500 lions. Great for pictures.
Written August 10, 2018
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emmagta
Manarola, Italy463 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
Seventeen Arches Bridge - is one of the best places to visit in the entire city. Loved the view of the sea here.
Written June 30, 2018
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Della G
Coquitlam, Canada796 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Family
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 is an imitation of the Marco Polo bridge located in Beijing. A very picturesque area.
Written June 8, 2018
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