Lugou Qiao (Marco Polo Bridge)

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Lugou Qiao (Marco Polo Bridge)

Lugou Qiao (Marco Polo Bridge)
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KW M
Belfast, UK542 contributions
Sep 2020
If you love history you have to visit the bridge. It's just a bridge so don't expect much more than that! Over the centuries its been repaired, parts replaced or fixed, so don't expect an intact 800 year old bridge.
it is 20RMB to get into the area of the bridge, there are shops to buy food and drinks, washrooms, little tourist places to buy things.
You need about 30 minutes to wander up and down the bridge taking photos.
There are some signs in English.
Across from the Bridge is the West gate of Wanping Town. The Museum against Japanese oppression is accessible in there.
Getting to the bridge is not too easy. Take line 14 to Dawayao station, the bridge is about 2 1/2 km from the station. I would recommend a Didi/taxi from there, 13RMB cost.
Written September 5, 2020
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Mommiex4plus1
Jacksonville, FL92 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
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 appeared to be preparing for bigger crowds. We visited the museum of Chinese resistance to Japanese aggression which had very interesting war relics and news reports about the war. Interesting propaganda if you like history. Enough english signs to keep us informed. We did this on our own in a morning. 2-3 miles walking from the subway station round trip if you don't get lost while walking. My husband had an app on his phone that worked to map our walking routes in China.
Written May 5, 2019
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Betty
2,503 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
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 you can see this pretty carved bridge.
Written January 20, 2019
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TAMAN1951
Liberty Lake, WA5,711 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
700 year old bridge totally restored and well maintained.

Longest stone bridge in this style in China.

Location where Japanese war with China began.

Very neat site to visit and an easy walk.
Written October 18, 2018
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iamface
East Sussex, UK1,337 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
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
Written July 14, 2018
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Sak I
Orange, Australia405 contributions
Apr 2018 • Solo
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 and culturally interesting tourist attractions in Beijing.
Written April 14, 2018
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K Titimbo
Beijing, China79 contributions
Feb 2018 • Friends
The bridge is located far from the center. So it turns out to be a nice spot to avoid the crowds. It's a historical part of Beijing.
Written March 9, 2018
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Studio Timografia
Venice, Italy231 contributions
Feb 2018 • Solo
Great spot. Took about 20 minutes to walk from the subway station but pretty basic. Really peaceful.
Written March 7, 2018
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Cal337
115705331 contributions
Feb 2017 • Solo
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 not something you can fit into visiting the Great Wall or Ming Tombs or whatnot. But the bridge is of such great historical significance. When you're there you're really walking over the same steps as those of countless travelers including Marco Polo. Additionally, this is arguably the site of the start of World War 2, as the Chinese and Japanese exchanged bullets here years before Germany invaded Poland. The bridge itself is of interesting aesthetic construction, with each lion uniquely sculpted. And definitely not full of tourists.

If you're in Beijing for a long period, please visit.
Written January 11, 2018
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Trevor1957
Talsarnau, UK21 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
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 complete with ruts created by centuries of wheels rolling over them. Along with the 150 carved heads adorning the bridge itself, well worth going to see. Combine with a visit to the War of Resistance Museum.
You can get there on Metro Line 14, the short spur to the south west of Beijing from Xiju, get off at Dawayao and then walk about 15 minutes south to Wanping Fortress walled village.
Written January 3, 2018
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