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Fantastic Beasts

Fantastic Beasts





Artist : Anonymous

Date : 1750

Material : Marble
UNESCO World Heritage Site (Définitif) : 1998

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Civil engineering structure(s)
Sculpture (Animal)

Area related
Pékin (China)

Description   

On the column of the parapets are 544 distinctive carved white marble lions. On each end of the bridge is a carved bizarre beast. With the biggest arch in the midst of the bridge flanked by eight others, visitors can count nine arches on either side. According to ancient thought, the number nine symbolizes good fortune and safety; and the meticulous design of the bridge embodies it perfectly.
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