Friday, December 5, 2008

China -Wumen Bridge


Stamp Issue : 1996-10-09 

Wumen Bridge was built in 1084 and is the highest ancient bridge in Suzhou now. The bridge is 11 meters high and 66.3 meters long. it was rebuilt into a single arched stone bridge. Its construction dates back to the Northern Song Dynasty but was rebuilt in the reign of Emperor Tongzhi of the Qing Dynasty. Likened to a rainbow, it spans the Grand Canal in a single arch.

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