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Address: 40km SW of Shijiazhuang, Shijiazhuang, China
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Zhaozhou Bridge

Interesting place to visit and well worth a trip if you're staying in Shijiazhuang. We went early to beat the crowds as we were told it is a popular destination to visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
BT23326
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting place to visit and well worth a trip if you're staying in Shijiazhuang. We went early to beat the crowds as we were told it is a popular destination to visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

Really nice ancient stone bridge, but very popular with local tourists so there are quite a lot of people around. Worth a trip if you're already in the Shijiazhuang area.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This bridge is bigger than you imagine and is a great venue for a day trip! The walk through the park (beautiful with lots of flowers) to get to the bridge is lovely and there are many places to take photos from. Souvenirs can be bought near the bridge. Plan to spend at least 3 hours there if you have... More 

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Manhcester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the oldest arched bridge made of stones. The bridge is over 50 meters long and almost 10 meters wide. The span of its largest stone arch in the middle is about 40 meters. The bridge was built in 581-618. The view around the bridge is stunning. It definitely worth to go there and have a look.

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Boerne, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We visited back in 2007, and made the side trip to see this Bridge, made fairly famous due to its extremely difficult engineering. It was a pleasant drive, and we enjoyed the vendors and people who tended the place. I would return.

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Thank WyoLaw53
Chandigarh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is an excellent piece of work where stones are joined by steel plates. Today also bridge condition is very nice. Surrounding area is made like good tourist place. One must visit this place and seeing is believeing. You can also buy local items as there are shops in the complex.

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Very enjoyable, quiet and peaceful. A nice visit. The bridge is quite simple, but the area walking up to it, along with the sculptures are really beautiful. If going during the summer (like I did) be sure to have sunscreen or an umbrella to block the sun. Once on the bridge, you are in direct sunlight.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

It was suggested as a "day off work" visit - oldest bridge in the world etc. Actually not the oldest - maybe oldest location but bridge is concrete! Its nice to see and the location etc. is pretty good - BUT biggest problem was I am European so spent nearly all my time being photographed with local Chinese visitors. After... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

The bridge is only a bridge; so don't expect an amusement park or extensive museum. That said, it is impressive to see that the Chinese were so advanced in engineering technology 1400 years ago. The bridge is also very aesthetically pleasing. You can pick up a coffee/tea mug with your picture in front of the bridge. The bridge decorations are... More 

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Thank dat1789
London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Visited this historical venue on an icy cold day. It was a cool 10 degrees below zero. But it is a great visit. The bridge itself is awe inspiring to think that it withstood over 1400 years and still looks strong. Do not miss the donkeys foot prints in the middle of the bridge. The local folklore is that it... More 

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