Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Yulong Qiao

This bridge on the Yulong River was originally built in the early 1400s. The story goes that a scholar had to go to the city to take the State examination. On his way he had to cross this river but there were no ferry boats and he couldn't swim. He sat on the bank of the river and cried for three days. Finally a dragon heard him and carried him safely to the other side. 'Yu long' means 'encounter dragon.' As a way of giving thanks the scholar had this bridge built.

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