-- Seventeen-Arch Bridge --
Built during the Qianlong Reign (1736-1795) of the Qing dynasty,
Seventeen-Arch Bridge, 150m long and 8m wide, is ranked as the biggest bridge
in Summer Palace. Connecting Dragon King Temple in the east and the Island
west, the bridge spans Kunming Lake with 17 bridge openings under it, hence
the name Seventeen-Arch Bridge.
With 544 lions caved out of white marble set on the balustrades, this bridge was reputed as the bridge which has
the most stone lions in China.
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