Rainbow Bridge

Rainbow Bridge

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Rainbow Bridge

Introduction: IntroductionIn Qinghua is the Rainbow Bridge, often touted as the most beautiful covered bridg..

Tickets:Rainbow Bridge Fee and Opening HoursAdmission: 20 yuanOpening hours: all day long

Travel Tips:Tips There are three tour routes in Wuyuan -- east, north and west. The eastern route often ..

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Rainbow Bridge Introduction

Introduction
In Qinghua is the Rainbow Bridge, often touted as the most beautiful covered bridge in the country. Though it was built 800 years ago, during the Southern Song Dynasty,
the bridge stands as sturdy as ever, and is used by the villagers every day.
To get to the bridge, o­ne must pass through the oldest lane in Wuyuan.
Built during the Tang Dynasty (618-907), the lane is so narrow that people must turn to the side when they meet o­n the way through. The walls o­n both sides are covered with thick, rain-streaked moss, while grass and wildflowers creep out of every nook and cranny.
Measuring 140 meters in length and seven meters in width, the Rainbow Bridge is an architectural masterpiece that includes five corridors and six pavilions. Locals also refer to it as the Corridor and Pavilion Bridge. The bridge remains in perfect condition, surviving even a major flood in 1954. According to my tour guide, the Rainbow Bridge has always managed to stay above the water level thanks to a nearby stone dam which helps flood control, regulates silts, ensures the survival of the river's aquatic life, and protects the bridge from torrential waters.

Rainbow Bridge Features

Highlight
Similar stone dams were built at other parts of the river in ancient times, but the locals didn't realize how important they were until they destroyed them.
About o­ne and a half kilometers downstream there used to be a wooden bridge that was constructed in a unique shape. The bridge was also protected by a stone dam, and the river at that point was flanked by of centuries-old woods. Spurred o­n by their fancy for the modern and new, the villagers tore down the old bridge and replaced it with o­ne of cement, and demolished the dam. But in 1999, a major flood struck the area, carrying huge deposits of sands downstream, destroying the ancient woods and dramatically narrowing the river.

Rainbow Bridge Tickets

Rainbow Bridge Fee and Opening Hours
Admission: 20 yuan
Opening hours: all day long

Rainbow Bridge Transporation

Traffic
You could take the local taxi or rent a car to the scenic area.

The Best Hotels in Rainbow Bridge

  • Green International Hotel

    Green International Hotel

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    Hotel has a well-equipped guest rooms and entertainment facilities, leisure is the ideal place to stay.---

  • Wuyuan Rainbow Bridge Holiday Resort

    Wuyuan Rainbow Bridge Holiday Resort

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    Wuyuan Rainbow Bridge Holiday Resort (Wuyuan Caihongqiao Dujiacun) is located within the borders of Qinghua Rainbow Bridge Tourist Zone.The hotel has 42 rooms with impressive views of the ..

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    Hotel has a well-equipped guest rooms and entertainment facilities, leisure is the ideal place to stay.---

  • Jinjiang Hotel

    Jinjiang Hotel

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    The Jinjiang Hotel (Wuyuan Jinjiang Dajiudian) is located in the vicinity of Wenhua Square.Hungry guests can enjoy Chinese cuisine in one of the nine deluxe private dining rooms or a larg..

  • Zi Jin Hotel

    Zi Jin Hotel

    Preparatory Four-star WuyuanZiyang Town Price:-

    The Zijin Hotel (Zijin Dajiudian) is located next to the long-distance bus station.This Wuyuan hotel offers a variety of rooms. There is also a multi-functional hall comprehensively equipp..

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