Thursday, December 24, 2015

Chao Zhou Old City 潮州古城 05: Guangji Gate & Bridge 廣濟門.橋

the city gate

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it feels more like

entering the city

when you see vendors along

similar to those series on TV

Chao Zhou Old City 潮州古城 : Guangji Gate & Bridge 廣濟門.廣濟橋

 

basically like a defend line

surrounding the city

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a small Matzu temple

once you enter the city

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it’s not exactly breathtaking

yet a small city that

you wouldn’t forget for years to come

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the bridge

what’s so unique about the bridge is

the middle are

you know how London Bridge is

the middle is actually openable

Guangji Bridge applies a similar concept

only that it was first built

way earlier back in 1171

the middle section actually consists of

small boats which are removable at night

Chao Zhou Old City 潮州古城 : Guangji Gate & Bridge 廣濟門.廣濟橋

 

and on both sides

there are pavillions

Chao Zhou Old City 潮州古城 : Guangji Gate & Bridge 廣濟門.廣濟橋

 

you know what

we actually didn’t enter

and just hanging around

looking at the bridge from far

probably because of the long tiring day

probably deterred by the 50 RMB ticket

probably it is nearing the closing hour

yet.. I feel a little dumb

now that I look back

Chao Zhou Old City 潮州古城 : Guangji Gate & Bridge 廣濟門.廣濟橋

 

should have walk through the entrance

even if it is 15 minutes before closing

am  i right

Chao Zhou Old City 潮州古城 : Guangji Gate & Bridge 廣濟門.廣濟橋

 

筆架山 across the river

pen-holder mountain

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Chao Zhou Old City 潮州古城 series

0.5: In/Out ChaoZhou 出入潮州

01: Kai Yuan Temple 開元寺

02: Memorial Arch St 牌坊街

03: Jiadi Lane 甲地巷

04: Huang Ancestral Hall 已略黃公祠

05: Guangji Gate & Bridge 廣濟門.橋

06: CZ Embroidery-CZ Museum 潮繡-潮州博物館

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