Luoyang Bridge

Luoyang Bridge, Quanzhou: Hours, Address, Luoyang Bridge Reviews: 4/5

Luoyang Bridge
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springmoon
Lachen, Switzerland95 contributions
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An example of China's ingenuity in engineering...and reflecting the masonry industry in nearby Nai'an and Chongwu towns. Built in 1057 still standing proud. Entirely of stone except for clever butterfly-shaped wedges which have held the stones together for 2,000 years. The pillar-bases are shaped as boat prows so that tremendous tidal currents flow harmlessly by... and live oysters were placed in the cracks so that natural secretions became a biological super-glue!

The average tourist is not interested in such things so you won't be fighting off the tourist hordes. Just get your taxi driver to turn off the main road + park for 15 mins while you consider the significance of this humble-looking construction.

Live oysters are still being dug up nearby but those are destined for the dinner table :-)
Written April 26, 2012
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文博 施
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The Luoyang Bridge is located in Quanzhou, local people also call it “Wan’an Bridge”, it means that people who walk though the bridge can be peace and happness. The Luoyang Bridge is the earliest existing cross-sea beam-stone bridge in China. At the same time, the bridge was constructed in a unique way that people used the method of breeding oysters to strengthen the stones. Nobody ever used this biological reinforcement bridge method before this bridge was been build. After so many years, the bridge still stand at here, I think it is incredible. When I set foot on the bridge, the sea surface rough, waves layer by layer hit to the bridge. Then you just stand on the bridge, you will have ofty sentiments. My favorite part of the bridge is the stone tablet that in front of the bridge. Because there is the Luoyang Bridge’s origin and many ancients’ verses on the stone tablet.
Written November 22, 2016
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Andrew_Alin
Greater Adelaide, Australia1,645 contributions
Ive visited (and reviewed) many bridges in the past before, but finally here's one that was actually worth visiting.

This ancient bridge is a marvel of traditional architectural skill, a testament to which is the condition in which it remains today.

If you have an interest in traditional Chinese architecture and are in the area, then the luoyang bridge is worth a look.
Written March 10, 2014
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AndrewYew
Singapore, Singapore4,708 contributions
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This is one of four famous ancient bridges in ancient China. It was 1200m long and 5m wide initially and was a major construction project. Damaged during the war, it has been rebuilt. Today it is 834m long and 7m wide. As it was construction began in 1053, it is now almost 1000 years old. The construction is interesting and solid.
Written April 23, 2016
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Eva F
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The bridge is built with many long and thick slabs of stones spanning over the river. Triangular slabs of stones were placed on one side of the bridge pointing against the flow of water in order to divert and lessen the impact of the tides. There are a temple at each end of the bridge, one very elaborate and one quite simple in style. There are also a pair of ancient stone statues guarding each end of the bridge. There are also engravings in stone commemorating the preservation of the ancient bridge. Very interesting and eye-opening on the creativity and skills of our Chinese ancestors!
Written January 18, 2015
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Malaysiantraveller68
kuala lumpur1,205 contributions
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Went to the granite bridge as it was part of my group tour itinerary. It was a short visit and there was not enough time to walk to the other end. At one end, there was a giant statue of the governor who commissioned the bridge. I attach some pics taken.
Written May 19, 2012
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Kimagic
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1200 meters long bridge constructed from early northern song dynasty (1053) known as Wan'an Bridge is one of four oldest bridges in China.
It is very interesting to see and imagine how huge stone pillars were hauling (using wave tides) and raised to build a bridge.
If you plan to walk across the bridge, expect to see beautiful panoramic views of the bay...high heels are not recommended..
Good place for wedding and family portraits
Written October 13, 2019
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DeborahClarkson
Hamilton, New Zealand206 contributions
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This is one of four ancient bridges in China, which I think makes it worth a visit. It's well outside the city centre but you can go there on a bus 19. You walk through a Chinese-village area to get to the bridge. It's surprisingly free of commercialism. You can walk across the bridge and enjoy the quiet, away from the city, and admire the construction as you walk. A round trip from the city centre will take about 3 or 4 hours if you go by bus. I think it's worth it.
Written December 30, 2018
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Hyper32
Clacton-on-Sea, UK61 contributions
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Well worth a visit , just loved this bridge. Great history behind it and lovely examples of Chinese architecture. The contrasts of old and new as you looked across the water while walking over the bridge were amazing. Every few yards there was something different to look at.
I highly recommend visiting this bridge.
Written August 28, 2018
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tidekazow
Lyon, France46 contributions
Take a taxi to get there. It is well worth it. It is the oldest (11th century) port stone beam bridge in China. Amazing features and technology. The foundation is reinforced by breeding oysters!
Written February 22, 2016
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