Anshun Bridge (Dongmen Bridge)
We arrived in Chengdu, China mid-afternoon and our hotel was quite close to the Chengdu Bridge (Anshum Bridge) that we had planned to photograph. It was nice, but when we came back at dusk, and the bridge is lit up at night, it’s gorgeous. The veranda bridge houses a restaurant spanning the river on top.
The Anshun Bridge is an arch bridge that crosses the Jin River. The surrounding area to Anshun Bridge is not the only attraction, but rather the nightlife on both sides of the river. It’s worth to stop at one of the many bars in the neighborhood.
Anshun Bridge History
The Anshun bridge (or Chengdu bridge) was first made famous by Marco Polo during the Yuan Dynasty (13th century) when he mentioned one of four beautiful bridges in his writings, of which the Anshun Bridge (an earlier version of it) was his favorite. A flood destroyed the original bridge built-in 1746 in 1947 and rebuilt in 2003.
Gear: Nikon D810 Camera, Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 lens.
Settings: Focal length 24mm; exposure 8 sec; f18; ISO 100.
GPS: 30.642025, 104.086800
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