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The Marco Polo Bridge across the Yongding River was first built in 1192, and then again in 1698 following damage during flooding. The oldest existing multi-arched stone bridge in the Beijing area, it gots its name from Venetian traveler Marco Polo who praised the bridge which is locally known as Lugou Bridge. The 280 pillars supporting the granite bridge are topped with stone lions, and the ends have 4 ornamental columns around a marble stele. The bridge is the site of the July 7 Incident in 1937 in which Japanese and Chinese troops exchanged fire, which sparked the War of Resistance against the Imperial Japanese Army.



About Marco Polo Bridge

 Fengtai, Beijing, China

Marco Polo Bridge and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
The Lugou Bridge

The Lugou Bridge(0.3 km)
Dating back to the late 1100s and spanning the Yongding River, the Lugou Bridge is both architecturally and historically important.

Wanping Fortress

Wanping Fortress(0.3 km)
At the east end of the Lugou Bridge is this Ming-era defensive fortress.

Chinese People's Anti-Japanese War Memorial Hall

Chinese People's Anti-Japanese War Memorial Hall(0.6 km)
The Museum of the War of Chinese People's Resistance Against Japanese Aggression in the Wanping Fortress is dedicated to the Sino-Japanese War which lasted from 1937 to 1945.


Wanpingcheng(0.3 km)
Wanpingcheng is a Ming Dynasty fortress built in 1638 - 1640 to control access to the Marco Polo Bridge, protecting Beijing against Li Zicheng and the peasant uprising.

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