Luding Bridge braves fever of red tourism

16:38, April 19, 2011      

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Visitors pose for a photo on Luding Bridge on April 17, 2011. (Photo by Chen Haining, Xinhua)

This year is the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC). As a historical landmark in CPC's history, Luding Bridge is witnessing a sudden wave of red tourism. More than hundreds of tourists visit Luding Bridge every day.

Luding Bridge, with a total length of 103.67 meters and three meters wide, is a bridge over the Dadu River in Luding County of Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in southwest China's Sichuan Province. The bridge, built in 1706, dates from the Qing Dynasty.

In 1935, during the Long March, soldiers of the Fourth Regiment of the Chinese Workers and Peasants' Army secured the bridge as a river crossing vital to the Red Army. Now, the bridge has become state-level major cultural relic preservation site in China.

By Ye Xin, People's Daily Online

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