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Lugou Qiao (Marco Polo Bridge)

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Address: Yongding River, Fengtai District, Beijing 100067, China
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A feeling of history

Nowadays somewhat off the beaten track, you may wish to ask your taxi to detour slightly aftervreturning from the Great Wall or Ming Tombs tonvisitbthis ancient bridge, said to... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2016
Greater Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

If you are addicted to Historical references, this bridge might be interesting. It is a bit far away from Beijing downtown as took us 40 min drive. Not crowded at all and there is an interesting fortress with museum just beside. No English signs, but manageable. Unfortunately, the bridge is not very well kept and you can easily see signs... More 

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Greater Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

Nowadays somewhat off the beaten track, you may wish to ask your taxi to detour slightly aftervreturning from the Great Wall or Ming Tombs tonvisitbthis ancient bridge, said to have been crossed by Marco Polo in ages long gone by. Standing on it and counting the lion heads, it will give that feeling of being part of China's ancient links... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Surprisingly the Museum was free but the Bridge wasn't! It's a beautiful place kind of on the outskirt of the city! The Bridge is said to have a thousand unique lions and I loved looking at the expressions of each of the lions. Also it's museum was great but you get to hear and experience the Chinese hatred towards the... More 

Thank Julianne H
Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2016

It's an effort to get here from the city center of Beijing. The closest metro stop is a 1 hr ride. I entered on the west side of the bridge and exit on the east side. It's a 2.3 km walk (30 min) from exit C of the Garden Expo Park metro station on line 14. From this station, you'll... More 

3 Thank Paulo D
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Got there sort of late and did not have as much time as my previous visit to take time to take photos. But it was nice to see the sunset, and we actually went to the side of the bridge to take a shot of the bridge. History-wise, all Chinese can learn something there. Japanese can also visit to appreciate... More 

1 Thank James L
Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

The ancient Lugou bridge has been widely known for its little stone lions that stand on each railing posts. It is said that no one can correctly count up how many lions, because there so many of them. That's sort of exaggeration, of course. Each lion look different. Some are badly eroded or even damaged. Some lions are obviously renovated... More 

2 Thank tensaisimon
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 February 2015

Entry is 20rmb per person and it is literally just a bridge. Wanping Fortress is interesting to look at, although you can't walk on it at the moment. The Anti-Japanese museum nearby is shut for renovation, and the Memorial Sculpture Park is shut too for the same reason, which makes the whole area a bit of a ghost town.

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Reviewed 1 January 2015

If you are a history fan, this site of a famous battle is worth visiting. Pair it with a visit to the Museum for the Chinese war against Japanese Agression.

1 Thank Derek A
Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

For the long-term enthusiast only: dull for tourists, interesting for students of China. There is a modestly pleasant run up to the Bridge through a preserved walled town (coming from Beijing). The bridge itself is relatively dull, although, if you a keen on visual metaphore, an ancient road bridge with a 20th railway bridge on one side that was a... More 

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Meridian, Idaho
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

We headed back to Beijing on New Year’s Eve. New Year’s Day we went to the Marco Polo Bridge to watch the sunset – so lovely and peaceful. The day was peaceful, the haze minimal (just enough to make a great sunset). There were lots of people, but not the heavy crowds that the tourist season brings. We walked in... More 

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