Bridge, also known as the Marco Polo Bridge, is a
famous stone bridge located 15 km southwest of the
Beijing city center across the Yongding River.
Situated at the eastern end of the bridge is the
Wanping Fortress, a historic 17th century fortress.
The Lugou Bridge is well-known because it was highly
praised by the Venetian traveler Marco Polo during
his visit to China in the 13th century, and for the
Marco Polo Bridge incident, which marked the
beginning of the Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945).
(Source: Xinhua News)