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China #7: Grand Chengyang Bridge in Sanjiang (三江程阳风雨桥)

Updated: Jul 7, 2020

Sights: Chengyang Bridge Scenic Spot (程阳桥风景名胜区)

Region: Sanjiang Dong Autonomous County, Liuzhou Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region


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Story #6: Longji Rice Terraces in LongSheng (龙胜龙脊梯田)

Chengyang Bridge (程阳桥) is a famous landmark of Chengyang in Sanjiang County of Liuzhou. Its wind & rain bridge (风雨桥) is one of the largest and best-preserved covered bridges in China. Wind & rain bridges are common structures in Dong villages with rivers.

Chengyang consists of a total of 8 villages of the Dong ethnic minority (程阳侗族八寨). Ma'an Village (马鞍寨) is the closest to Chengyang Bridge and the entrance of the scenic area. Four other villages are closer to Ma'an Village while the other three are some distances away. The closer four villages are Yan Village (岩寨), Ping Village (平寨), Dong Village (as in "East" Village, 东寨) and Da Village (or "Big" Village, 大寨). The further ones are Jichang Village (吉昌寨), Pingtan Village (平坦寨) and Pingpu Village (平铺寨).

Getting From Longji Rice Terraces to Chengyang

From Longji Rice Terraces, I took a local bus from Jinkeng Terrace to Longsheng Bus Station (龙胜汽车站) and switched to a bus bounded for Sanjiang River West Bus Station (三江河西客运站). At the bus station, I took a local bus to Chengyang 18Km away.