Beijing Summer Palace Seventeen-Arch Bridge

Built in 1750 during Emperor Qianlong's reign, this 15-meter long bridge links the east bank and South Lake Island. It is the longest bridge in andy Chinese imperial garden and was named for its seventeen arches. Over 500 stone lions in different poses were carved on the posts of the bridge's railings. Four strange animals were carved at both ends of the bridge; strong and powerful, they are outstanding examples of Qing Dynasty stone carving skills.
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