My 5: Wenchong Bridge – Taishun County, China.


Wenchong Bridge, November 2017. There are said to be around seven hundred covered wooden bridges scattered around Taishun County. But not all of them are as ancient or stunningly beautiful as Xi Dong and Beijian bridges. We were driving from Sixi Town to Xiaochun Village looking for the highly recommended Wenxing Bridge when we stumbled upon this modest structure, visible from the main road.

Wenchong Bridge, November 2017. According to the local man we asked, this is Wenchong Bridge, which had recently been reconstructed after a flood all but destroyed the original.

Wenchong Bridge, November 2017. Perched above a forlorn looking stream and with views of the misty mountains, Wenchong was well worth a brief stop on the way to Wenxing.

Wenchong Bridge, November 2017. This is the woodcutter’s signature on one of the bridge’s ceiling beams. There was also a signature from the stonecutter who contributed to Wenchong’s reconstruction.

Wenchong Bridge, November 2017. We were hanging out in the bridge enjoying the rural views when this grisly old farmer trudged through wordlessly, head down, carrying his load. I followed his progress for a bit as he made his way through the field, before settling down by the stream to fill his buckets.

Want to find out more about this off-the-beaten track region of China? Then check out My 5s on Taishun County’s Sixi Town, Xi Dong Bridge, Beijian Bridge, Nanyang Bridge, Bao Family Ancestral Hall, Wenhong Bridge, Wenxing Bridge, Nanpuxi Reservoir, Nanpuxi Scenic Park and Xu Ao Di Village.



2 thoughts on “My 5: Wenchong Bridge – Taishun County, China.

  1. Hey, thanks a lot for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I have just been browsing your site and see you also live and work in China. If you get the time, check out my other China Top 5 posts through the ‘My Photographs’ section, or take a look at my short story collection ‘Challenged in China’. I have followed you and will have a look at your tales 🙂


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