The most beautiful wooden bridge in the world

The most beautiful wooden bridge in the world

16 August, 2016

China is an expert when it comes to monumental works, often creating wonders which go on to become major tourist attractions. One such work is the wooden bridge over the Shiziguan river, which opened this May 1st. The spectacular walkway, spanning the river in central China, is surrounded by verdant greenery and already in many...

China is an expert when it comes to monumental works, often creating wonders which go on to become major tourist attractions. One such work is the wooden bridge over the Shiziguan river, which opened this May 1st. The spectacular walkway, spanning the river in central China, is surrounded by verdant greenery and already in many quarters it has been labeled the world’s most beautiful wooden bridge.

río Shiziguan
500 metres long, the construction uses timber planks and follows the course of the River Shiziguan, which until now could only be navigated by boat. The walkway can be followed both up and downstream, and gives the visitor the feeling of walking on the river itself. This region, in the county of Xuan’en, is one of the most inaccessible in China, thus the bridge not only attracts much-needed tourists to the area, it also eases the locals’ journeys.

región condado Xuan'en
Those fortunate enough to have made the short trip across the bridge tell of the serenity they experienced whilst walking over the water, in a setting noted for its exuberant forests. One has only to contemplate pictures of the walkway over the Shiziguan river to understand just how stunning this wooden bridge is, and the importance of the work as a showpiece of Chinese engineering.
Although its inauguration was scheduled for the 1st May, Labour Day, many locals decided to get in before the official ceremony and made their first crossing a few days beforehand, testament to the interest generated by the bridge amongst the inhabitants of Xuan’en county. The work also highlights the importance of wood as a building material, and its value for both decoration and construction.

NEWS FROM US

How to clean hydraulic tiles
How to clean hydraulic tiles

14 October, 2021

Hydraulic tiles are an option with many aesthetic and functional advantages. Find out how to clean them to guarantee their correct maintenance.

¿Is it possible to Install laminate flooring on top of parquet floors?
¿Is it possible to Install laminate flooring on top of parquet floors?

27 September, 2021

Is it possible to lay laminate flooring over parquet? Find out the answer with L'Antic Colonial.

Timeless inspirations to decorate your home
Timeless inspirations to decorate your home

21 September, 2021

Timeless decor is a great source of inspiration. Although there are perfectly defined timeless ideas, the optimal thing to do is to combine them