Lugou Bridge Tours

Some 485 granite and marble lions—each slightly different—stand guard along Beijing’s Lugou Bridge, built in 1192 and the oldest in the Chinese capital. Italian explorer Marco Polo supposedly wrote about the bridge, with its 11 arches spanning the Yongding River southwest of central Beijing, earning it the nickname Marco Polo Bridge.
 
The Basics
The nationally famous Lugou Bridge has featured in countless movie scenes filmed in Beijing, yet it remains a bit off-the-beaten path for foreign tourists. Guided tours to the bridge might also include points of interest, such as the Peking Man Site, where the first complete Peking Man skull was discovered in 1929, or the Stone Flower Cave with its colorfully illuminated rock formations.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Lugou Bridge is a must-visit for history buffs and photographers.
  • Beijing tours that include the bridge typically last about eight hours.
  • Don’t forget to bring sun protection if you plan to spend some time on the bridge, as you’ll find little shade.
 
How to Get There
While outside Beijing’s city center, the bridge is still easily accessible by public transportation. Take one of several public buses to Lugou Xinqiao Station or ride the Beijing Subway (Line 14) to Dawayao Station and catch Bus 339 to Lugou Xinqiao Station.
 
When to Get There
This scenic spot is open for visitors throughout the year, with reduced hours during the winter months (November to March). While there’s no bad time to visit, you’ll capture the best photos of the curving arches and stone lions right around sunset.
 
The Marco Polo Bridge Incident
On July 7, 1937, the stone bridge witnessed one of the most important moments in modern Chinese history when fighting broke out between Japanese troops and the Chinese army, setting off the eight-year Sino-Japanese War. This war would continue until Japan finally surrendered in 1945 at the end of World War II.

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Private Beijing Day Trip: Peking Man Site, Stone Flower Cave, Marco Polo Bridge

Discover China's ancient and modern history on a full-day private tour from Beijing. Learn about our human ancestors at the Peking Man Site, explore the colorfully illuminated chambers of the Stone Flower Cave, and see Marco Polo Bridge (Lugou Bridge) — an important site from the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945). Includes private guide and vehicle, lunch, entrance tickets, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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All-Inclusive Private Day Trip to The Stone Flower Cave and Marco Polo Bridge

Stone Flower Cave is a national famous scenic spot and geological park which is noted for the unique Karst cave sightseeing and a valuable informational bank on geological research. After explore the colorfully illuminated chambers of the Stone Flower Cave, and see Marco Polo Bridge which is reputed for countless finely carved lions on the railings on both sides. All entrance fees,  private tour guide, lunch, and transfer service are all inclusive. The tour will take you sightseeing only, there is no factory and shopping stops.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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4-Hour Beijing Niujie Mosque and Marco Polo Bridge Private tour

Spend a half day exploring the beauty of ancient architecture, see the perfect combination of Han style architecture and Islamic architecture at Niujie Mosque. Experience the beauty of ancient stone architecture and Chinese history at Lugou Qiao (Marco Polo Bridge).  Step on the Lugou Qiao and listen to the story of 1937. Touch the stone lion and feel the greatness and shock of the Chinese nation. The hotel pickup, drop-off and attraction tickets are included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Peking Man Site, Stone Flower Cave and Marco Polo Bridge All Inclusive Tour

Learn about human ancestors at the Peking Man Site, explore the illuminated chambers of the Stone Flower Cave, and visit  Marco Polo Bridge (Lugou Bridge) , Learn more history about Yuan dynasty and The Second World War in China. Private guide , vehicle, lunch, entrance tickets, and hotel pick-up and drop-off included
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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