滿州吊橋 (Manchurian Port Suspension bridge)

The bridge was formerly built by the Dutch to crossed the river from one end to another. It was well-maintained till this day. The beautiful red and white bridge stretch across Gankou River. Many Thick white ropes suspend the bridge and support it. The bridge walkway is made of wooden planks and screws.

The bridge costs about 20NT to get to the other end and back. At the end of the bridge, there is a line of trees which are bent by wind which is coming from the sea and due to the strong winds, the trees will be growing sideways and when the wind stops, the tree will grow straight. Therefore, the tree will not grow straight. The breathtaking vews from the bridge coupled with the rich history makes the bridge an optimal tourist destination.



This bridge, known as the Manchurian Port Drawbridge, stretches across the Gankou River. The bridge is best known for its aesthetic appeal and the breathtaking view. Although few reliable historical sources are known, the bridge is believed to be named after a group of Manchurian settlers who either started or became the majority at a small fishing port village.

Nearby, there are several trees which exhibit the "bent" phenomenon experienced by trees under strong wind. The tree pictured is bent due to sea winds blowing inland, which caused the trees to bend facing inland while it was still growing, and had a flexible trunk. After the tree matured and developed a thick stem, it began to grow upwards again, thus creating the near-90 degree angle in its trunk.


Lastly, this image shows some of the common wildlife in the area, which includes crabs and snakes.

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