Summer Palace

-- Seventeen-Arch Bridge --



The bridge spans Kunming Lake with 17 bridge openings under it, connecting Dragon King Temple in the east and the Island west. 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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