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A Bridge With A Story

Only legend can explain why this bridge is named Broken Bridge as the bridge is not actually... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2017
Halifax, Canada
Is this bridge really broken?

Before we go to visit Broken Bridge, we take it granted that this bridge is broken when seeing its... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2014
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Duan Bridge, Beishan Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310007, China
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Reviewed 3 August 2018

Well, some say it is just a bridge like many other bridges in China and others are interested in the legend of the bridge. The legend tells the story of a long snake from the river falling in love with a man. The snake changes...More

Date of experience: January 2018
7  Thank dralmorales
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Duan Bridge should be the best tourist spot around Xihu. There were lots of visitors around the area and walk over the bridge to take nice photos in both day time and at nights. We saw this Bridge being crowded with people when the first...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Before visiting this scenic spot, you better searched the past story behind the scene. This bridge should be a "must see" tourist spot and there were more and more site viewing spots along the Bai Causeway after crossing the Duan Bridge. Beware of the huge...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Only legend can explain why this bridge is named Broken Bridge as the bridge is not actually broken. Once there was a magic white snake that lived in the lake. She eventually turned herself into a lady and fell in love with a handsome man....More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank easterntreker
Reviewed 19 December 2016

The bridge is just a bridge, nothing special except for you to actually walk on it. It provides a nice view of XiHu but anywhere else can also provide such a view. Nice from far but far from nice. Do come here if you have...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

The place is too crowded and very difficult to enjoy a peaceful lake view. Better try to research when is the off-peak season before you go.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 3 May 2016

This is one of the best ten scenic spots in West Lake. Broken bridge with thawing snow did not meant that the bridge was broken. Just use our imagination that when snow thawed on the bridge, as viewed from above, the silvery colour on top...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Reviewed 8 October 2014

Before we go to visit Broken Bridge, we take it granted that this bridge is broken when seeing its name. Actually Broken Bridge with Thawing Snow doesn’t mean the bridge is broken and we appreciate the snow on the Broken Bridge. It’s a view that...More

Date of experience: December 2013
1  Thank GOTOHZ H
Reviewed 24 February 2014

The story goes something like this: At certain (extremely rare) times during winter, when the bridge is covered in snow, because of the slope of the bridge, and angle from which the sunlight hits it in the mornings, the snow on one side is molten...More

Date of experience: February 2014
2  Thank Andrew_Alin
Reviewed 15 May 2013

Romtic place,suggest to go starbuck nearby and u can have good view of the bridge in S's balicony~too many peaple in day time,so better to go there @ night

Date of experience: May 2013
1  Thank Xiaojing H
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