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Guangji Bridge of Chaozhou, China

As the saying goes: "A trip to Guangdong is not complete if you did not visit Chaozhou, and a trip to Chaozhou is not complete if you missed Guangji Bridge", Guangji Bridge is a must-visit site for visitors to Chaozhou.

It is the first floating bridge in the world!

Guangji stone bridge was constructed in 1171 during the Song Dynasty and it had a nick name of "Xiangzi Bridge". With a history of more than 800 years, it was initially formed as a pontoon bridge 86 huge ships. After several times of construction and renovation, it became a uniquely structured bridge in 1513 during the Ming Dynasty, with 24 piers and 18 shuttle ships. The Bridge serves as a passage for pedestrians usually, and at scheduled occasion the connected shuttle-ships are open for other ships to pass. Guangji Bridge is an exceptional case in the Chinese bridge history as it combines the structure of a pontoon bridge, column bridge and arch bridge.

Here it is an album with this excelent piece of the Chinese history .
Pictures made on 9 Sep 2009.

Great escape!

This time was completely better! I had a great time in China during Sep 6-14, I have visited Chaozhou and… I liked it!

Here it is a fast-forward album of my last travel in China.

Hope you will like them like I do. And maybe you plan to visit China as well, soon. :)

But I need to post another 3 albums separatelly because they are special:


 Ming City Wall of Chaozhou



Old City Center of Chaozhou



Guangji Bridge .



Coming soon!