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Lugou Qiao (Marco Polo Bridge)

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Address: Yongding River, Fengtai District, Beijing 100067, China
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History not forgotten

Viewed with diplomats as sites of great importance to their history. Would have liked to have spent more time here as I didn't get to see the museum which is have been told is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 30, 2013
Sandy R
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

When I was much younger and when my mom took me here..20 years ago..there was no lake and the bridge was breaking apart. Now there is water the stone lions restored it is actually a beautiful scene. To the north there is a entrance to a small walk way with a bunch of restaurants and shops..nothing really special so just... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

Viewed with diplomats as sites of great importance to their history. Would have liked to have spent more time here as I didn't get to see the museum which is have been told is very good. The lions on the bridges are all different and some are suffering the effects of weather and handling so there is a fence to... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

This place deserves a much higher ranking and rating on Tripadvisor's Beijing attractions. The Lugou Bridge is also called the Marco Polo Bridge because Marco Polo highly praised this bridge on his visit to China. This is an amazing and beautiful structure, but what makes it my must-visit destination is its history. While Japan had invaded the northeastern part of... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

This is the bridge where the famous Marco Polo Bridge incident happened and launched a war between Japan and China. You can imagine yourself on either the Chinese or Japanese side and only the river and the bridge separated the two sides. If you are interested in World War 2 or the start of the "Chinese People's Resistance Against Japanese... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2012

This bridge has a powerful meaning for Chinese people because it marked the beginning of the Second Sino-Japanese War. It was first built in 12th century. It also called Marco Polo Bridge because he visited it in the 13th century The bridge itself is very interesting, you can see the stone slabs carved by time and the lion guardians watching... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2012

This bridge is to the west of Beijing and is known in English as the Marco Polo Bridge because Marco Polo mentions it in his famous travellogue It was built in 1189AD and substantially restored in 1698 by the Emperor Qian Long. Made of granite, with 11 arches, it has 489 carved lions, though there were 627 originally It is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2011

Also known as the Marci Polo bridge, this place is quite interesting and has a lot of history. See more information here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lugou_Bridge The bridge is to be visited along with Wanping city (the street at the end of the bridge) as well as theMuseum of the war against Japanese. I suggest that visitors read about the area prior to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2011

It's a bridge with lots of lion sculptures alongside... U can finish in less than an hour unless you intend to sit around. Some reviews says you can reach there by taking bus 624 from wukesong station (mrt)... But I couldn't find the bus. Took a cab instead, right outside wukesong station exit D to the bridge, costs about 26rmb.... More 

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