Jade Belt Bridge Beijing China Tauheed Ahmad October 22, 2015 Travel 2627 Jade Belt Bridge high arched bridge built with traditional Chinese design. Originally this design was for very practical purposes, to give access across canals for pedestrian between paddy fields, and to permit barges traveling along the canals to pass under it. The Jade Belt Bridge also recognized as the Camel’s Back Bridge. It is 18th-century pedestrian Moon Bridge well located on the grounds of the Summer Palace in Beijing, China. It is well-known for its unique tall thin single arch. The Jade Belt Bridge is the most famous of the six bridges on the western shore of Kunming Lake. It was erected in the years 1751 to 1764, during the supremacy of the Qianlong Emperor, and was strongly built in the style of the subtle bridges in the country-side of southern China. It is solidly made from marble and other white stone. The ornate bridge railings are adorned with carvings of cranes and other animals and the clearance of the arch was selected to accommodate the dragon boat of the Qianlong Emperor. The Kunming Lake inlet to the neighboring Yu River and during special occasions, the emperors and empress and their dragon boat would clearly pass under this bridge. So please be sure, the Jade Belt bridge at the Summer Palace is on your list of “Top Five” places to visit when you arrive in Beijing, China. Chinese believe that this bridge is a link between the earth and the heaven. Related PostsWorld’s Longest and Highest Glass-Bottomed BridgeAttractive “Duck Lanes” Made in England to Protect Birds alongside Busy WaterwaysBreathtaking Floating Lake Palace of UdaipurThe Incredible Magdeburg Water Bridge in GermanyCrescent Lake in the Gobi Desert of ChinaMarble Lake in Ruskeala, RussiaAn Artist Creates Intricate Scenes by Snipping Away at PaperThe Valley of the Moon ArgentinaOman’s Breathtaking Forest, only Blooms for Three Months in a YearShahareh Bridge, A Yemeni Architectural MasterpieceDeadvlei NamibiaMarmore Falls, Tallest Man-Made Waterfall in Italy Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.