Guǎngjǐ Bridge

Top choice bridge in Cháozhōu

Originally a 12th-century pontoon bridge with 86 boats straddling the Hán River, Guǎngjǐ Bridge suffered repeated destruction over the centuries. The current version is a brilliant, faux-ancient passageway with 18 wooden boats hooked up afresh every morning and 24 stone piers topped with pagodas.

A ticket allows you one crossing. If you want to come back, remember to tell the staff ‘I want to come back’ (我要回来; ‘wǒyào huílai’) before leaving the bridge.