19 November, 2007

Jade Belt Bridge Postcard

The Jade Belt Bridge, also known as the Camel's Back Bridge, is an 18th century pedestrian Moon bridge located in the Summer Palace in Beijing, China. It is famous for its tall thin single arch.

Jade Belt Bridge Postcard

The Jade Belt Bridge is the most well-known of the six bridges on the western shore of Kunming Lake. It was erected in the years 1751 to 1764, during the reign of the Qianlong Emperor. It is made from marble and other white stone. The bridge railings are decorated with carvings of cranes. The clearance of the arch was chosen to accommodate the dragon boat of the Qianlong Emperor.

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Jade Belt Bridge Wikipedia Entry

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