Dating back to the late 1100s and spanning the Yongding River, the Lugou Bridge is both architecturally and historically important

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The Lugou Bridge, Beijing

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

Dating back to the late 1100s and spanning the Yongding River, the Lugou Bridge is both architecturally and historically important. Noted by Marco Polo in the 13th century as a 'very fine stone bridge' it came to be known in the West as simply the Marco Polo Bridge. An incident between Japanese and Chinese forces here in 1937 also marked the beginning of the Second Sino-Japanese War.


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The Lugou Bridge and Nearby Sights on Map

Wanping Fortress

At the east end of the Lugou Bridge is this Ming-era defensive fortress

Wanpingcheng

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

Marco Polo Bridge

The Marco Polo Bridge across the Yongding River was first built in 1192, and then again in 1698 following damage during flooding

Chinese People's Anti-Japanese War Memorial Hall

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

Beijing Shijingshan Amusement Park

Cishan Temple

This is also known as Tiantai Temple

Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery

Originally a temple, this was made into the chief cemetery for Communist Party figures

Beijing International Sculpture Park

Opened in 2002, this park places sculpture from around the world in an attractive, green setting

World Park

Opened in 1993, this park, as seen in Jia Zhangke's film The World, contains large-scale replicas of famous buildings around the world (including Manhattan's destroyed World Trade Center towers)

Beijing Shooting Range

Shoot stuff at this Olympic-class shooting range