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Guilin Jiefang Bridge

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Address: Jiefang East Road, Qixing District, Guilin 541004, China
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more interesting than it looks

Worth a stop on a walk around guilin. Early morning swimmers plough up and down apparently ignoring the tourist boats hammering up and down. People fishing on the banks and off... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2017
Chris M
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

Worth a stop on a walk around guilin. Early morning swimmers plough up and down apparently ignoring the tourist boats hammering up and down. People fishing on the banks and off the bridge itself occasionally, on a hot night there is always a cool breeze.

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Hong Kong, China
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

A bridge. An important transportation route connecting Guilin city centre and Qixing District (where the Seven Star Park locates). You could probably take some photos on Lijiang River. Nothing special.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

It is a large bridge, but is just a bridge after all! It looks lovely all lit up at night and you can get a nice photo of the river and mountains in the background during the day.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 910 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Not much to see here, but worth a stroll across on foot to see the gardens either side and to mingle with the locals. Swimmers flock to the small beaches on either side of the bridge in early evening. The bridge is lit with indigo blue lighting at night, which is rather stunning. Just to the North West of the... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

A bridge that you may have to cross at some point if sight seeing around guilin. If so I suppose it provides a decent view up and down the river. If not definitely don't go out of your way to see it.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 April 2015 via mobile

It's a bridge that you will have to take at moment to visit attractions from one side of river to the other. Otherwise as said several times, it's just a bridge that crosses a river in a town.

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Sri Lanka
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32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2013

I dont know how it became an attraction, because it is just an ordinary bridge. May be you can see the elephant hill from this bridge. other than that, there is nothing special.

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Guilin, China
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4 reviews
Reviewed 30 November 2013

A nice plate to visit to get some pictures but there are countless other places to get better shots. If touring Guilin you are bound to cross over this bridge at some point. Beneath the bridge is a really nice BBQ(Shaokao) place that brews their own beer. Its on the side opposite downtown.

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Thank Tommy O
Melbourne
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Reviewed 9 November 2013

This bridge traverses the Lijiang River, nothing special other than its rather long and in a very scenic spot with a bucket load of traffic going over it all day and night. Worth walking around this area day, night or sunset as it's pretty but it still has a few grungey spots.

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Guilin, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2013

Jiefang Bridge is the most important entrance in the east of Guilin, hundred years ago it was the only way in the east. Pass the bridge is the city center, people driving, biking or walking through this bridge for work, shopping every day. There are two famous hills we can see from the bridge: Elephant Trunk Hill and Fubo hill,... More 

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