Tiansheng Bridge

Last updated by meimeili at 2014/5/3

Overview

Nature can really create such amazing masterpieces and an evidence of this is the Tiansheng Bridge. At first glance, it is quite difficult to believe that this is not man-made. However, the truth is that this was never touched by humans. The gentle curves, the perfect surfaces and the well-formed rise of the bridge are all attributed to Mother Nature’s crafty hands.

The Tiansheng Bridge is exploding with so much beauty that describing it through words can be quite difficult. The bridge itself has imperfections which make the structure even more endearing. Aside from the natural rock formation, the surroundings are also decorated with lush greens and a variety of wild flowers. When the sun shines up high, the crevices of the rock formation remain dark but some of the areas are highlighted, making it look even more dramatic.

Things to Do

Impressive Arches

The Tiansheng Bridge is significant not just because of its uncontainable beauty but also because it serves as connection for different places. All in all, its total length is 256 meters long and its width is 118 meters. What makes this even more interesting is that it crosses the Fulu River.

The Tiansheng Bridge is made up of different arches. The main one is considered as one of the world’s largest. It is 88 meters long and 30 meters high. There are also several minor arches which add a lot of gracefulness to the Tiansheng Bridge. There is one that is 78 meters long and 28 meters high.

The arches are so intricately done that they look like they are works of a fine craftsman. These stand sturdily because of the layers of sedimentary rocks which were formed over thousands of years. To make the bridge even more charming, there are greeneries which grow along the edges of the arches.

Preserved Caves

Aside from admiring the main structure of the Tiansheng Bridge, the caves which are close by also win the hearts of many people. There are several different caves which can be found within the area. Some caves are bigger than the others.

There are caves which are situated in the spot where the Fulu River runs. Hence, the ground is submerged in water. Then, there are several big rocks which pop out. Exploring the caves which are reached by the river’s water gives a different kind of thrill.

All the caves within the Tiansheng Bridge have stalagmites and stalactites. These are jaw-dropping beautiful especially during the day. When the minimal amount of sunlight which enters the caves hits the stalactites and stalagmites, they give off a charming sparkle. For tourists who explore the caves, figuring out the shapes of these interesting stalactites and stalagmites can be an enjoyable thing to do. Some look like lanterns while others are formed like animals. One’s imagination is the limit in figuring out what these look like.

Walking Around

For people who would like to explore the surroundings of Tiansheng Bridge much further, they can follow the trails which are often used by other people. The path may not be completely smoothened out but it is easy to see the trail where the grasses have been cleared. Following the usual route is the key in being able to see the notable parts of Tiansheng Bridge.

There are a lot of greeneries which surround the place. The areas close to the caves are actually covered by towering trees. There are also ferns, flowers and other types of smaller plants.

For people who would go around, they might spot some birds which have their nests on the trees and some bats.

Solo Adventure Tips:

Location:

 Located at the north-east part of Liping County, South-east of Guizhou Province.

How to Get There?

There are buses going directly to the spot from Shangri-la county seat.

Ticket Price:

50 CNY

Opening Hours:

7:00 am to 6:00 pm

More Tips:

Visit this place during the day to be able to go around the place without any hassle.


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