Cycling in Beijing – Temple of Heaven to Yinding Bridge

Cycling in Beijing – Temple of Heaven to Yinding Bridge

The Temple of Heaven is an imperial complex of religious buildings situated in the southeastern part of central Beijing.

Yinding Bridge (银锭桥) is located in Xicheng District, Beijing.

It is a north-south single-hole stone arch bridge. It is 12 meters in length, 7 meters in width, 8 meters in height, and 5 meters in span.

There are 6 huawang pillars, which are called Yindingqiao because they resemble silver ingots. It is one of the scenery of Shichahai.

Shichahai is a historic scenic area consisting of three lakes in the north of central Beijing. They are located directly northwest of the Forbidden City and north of the Beihai Lake. Shichahai consists of the following three lakes: Qianhai, Xihai and Houhai.

In the past, standing on the Yinding Bridge, you could see the West Mountain in the distance, so the scene was named “Yinding Guanshan”.

Video Source: Cycling from Temple of Heaven-Guang’anmen-Xizhimen-Shichahai in Beijing【4K】骑行在北京 from sunLight on Youtube CC BY

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