Lugouqiao(Marco Polo Bridge)
Lugouqiao(Marco Polo Bridge)-Luguoqiao
Across the Yongding River lies the Lugouqiao (Marco Polo Bridge), also known as Marco Polo Bridge. About 20 kilometers from downtown Beijing, Lugouqiao is the first of the three ancient bridges and is protected by the national government of the People’s Republic of China.

Built in 1189, with a history of more than 800 years, the bridge was the only gateway to enter Beijing City at that time. Lugouqiao (Marco Polo Bridge), or Marco Polo Bridge is a stone bridge composed of 11 archways. It is 266.5 meters long and 903 meters wide. Designed with more than 400 lions in different poses and sizes are the signature of Lugouqiao’s innovative architecture. The moon sight is also a famous picturesque part of Chinese ancient bridges. Around the bridge are monuments of the Lugouqiao (Marco Polo Bridge) Incident, a battle between the National Revolutionary Army of the People’s Republic of China and The Imperial Japanese Army of The Empire of Japan that happened in July 7, 1937.

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