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“Lanzhou's Key Landmark”

Iron Bridge of Yellow River
Ranked #2 of 76 things to do in Lanzhou
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72 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Lanzhou's Key Landmark”
Reviewed July 10, 2012

This bridge was built by the Germans around 100 years ago and still stands today as a key landmark of Lanzhou. It was the first bridge built across the Yellow River in a provincial level city of China. It is still traveled over daily and you can find all sorts of vendors and photographers and families around the bridge.

Visited June 2012
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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
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“Just have a walk to view the yellow river”
Reviewed July 6, 2012

It is a very old bridge, made by german engineers some 80 years ago. This is a very good place to view the famous yellow river, and the bridge is not long, so just walk across the bridge and enjoy the breeze above the river.

Visited June 2012
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Guanajuato, Mexico
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“Cross the Yellow River with or without camel”
Reviewed May 11, 2012

You can walk in the footsteps of thousands who came along the Silk Road through Lanzhou and crossed the Yellow River, but most not over this bridge. The river does have a yellowish cast , especially if the day is clear. If not, it looks more like a muddy brown. But all the hills around reflect what seem to be ancient golden sand dunes hardened with time, now mined and eroded, visible if one journeys back northeast toward Beijing.

Visited May 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good but nothing special”
Reviewed May 6, 2012

For the locals, this is the local hangout. It is nice sitting on one of the boat moared near here drinking a warm Huang He beer.

Visited May 2012
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Paris, France
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“A nice walk”
Reviewed February 27, 2012

After Chinese new year, the whole valley, the bridge and main roads are nicely lighted at nights (until 12.00am).

Visited February 2012
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