At the east end of the Lugou Bridge is this Ming-era defensive fortress. Shell-holes made in the 1937 Japanese attack are still visible.
Wanping Fortress and Nearby Attractions on Map
Marco Polo Bridge(0.3 km)
The Marco Polo Bridge across the Yongding River was first built in 1192, and then again in 1698 following damage during flooding.
The Lugou Bridge(0.2 km)
Dating back to the late 1100s and spanning the Yongding River, the Lugou Bridge is both architecturally and historically important.
Chinese People's Anti-Japanese War Memorial Hall(0.3 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 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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