Double Dragon Bridge

Entrance Fee: free

Opening hours:08:00—18:00

The Double Dragon Bridge, situated to the west of Jian Shui County, is a striking architectural marvel that spans the confluence of the Nanpan River and the Tachong River. Its name, “Double Dragon Bridge,” is derived from the sinuous paths of the rivers, which resemble the winding forms of two dragons.

Constructed during the Qing Dynasty in the 1800s, the Double Dragon Bridge is a testament to ancient engineering prowess and meticulous craftsmanship. The bridge, initially built with only three arches, underwent extensive construction over several years, with only a few sections completed annually. Comprising tens of thousands of bluestones, the bridge stretches 148 meters in length and measures 3-5 meters in width.

Adorning the flat expanse of the bridge are three intricately sculpted traditional Chinese pavilions, strategically positioned to offer panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. From these pavilions, visitors can gaze upon vast expanses of farmland against the backdrop of the rugged southern terrain.

Today, the Double Dragon Bridge stands as a revered symbol of traditional Chinese bridge construction, embodying timeless architectural principles and enduring durability. Recognized as a masterpiece of ancient bridge-making, it has been designated as one of the existing large-scale ancient stone bridges in China since 1965. Under the protection of the Yunnan Provincial Heritage Trust, the Double Dragon Bridge continues to enchant visitors with its historic charm and scenic beauty.

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