Luding Iron Bridge is an Iron-chain bridge across Da-du river, which was built in Qing dinasty. It was the important bridge for crossing over the Da-Du river in order to get onto Kangding and the east Tibetan Plateau.
Luding Iron Chain Bridge was built in 1706 AD according to the requirement of Kangxi Emperor of Qing Dynasty, which is the first chain bridge over the Da-du River. The design of bridge is ingenious and its structure is peculiar.
The bottom of the bridge floor is made up of nine iron chains, and place wooden plates on the surface. Two iron chains are used as protection fence separately on both sides.
The bridge is 102 meters long and 3 meters wide. The vigorous and original 3 big letters Luding Bridge written by Kangxi Emperor in Qing Dynasty that is well preserved so far. The Iron Chain Bridge is not only famous for its traffic strategic pass but also famous for the Luding Bridge Battle launched by the Chinese Red Army in 1935 on the Long March. Luding Bridge was classified as the State preserved cultural relic by the State Council in 1961.
Luding Bridge Data
Address & Contact
Add: Cheng-Wu Road, Luding
Phone: +86 836 312-5432
08:30 am – 18:30 pm
RMB 10 per ticket
How to get to there
Luding Iron Bridge is located in Luding County, which is about 100 kilometer about 2 hours drive from Kangding airport
There are daily flight between Chengdu and Kangding, then switch to local vehicle to get to Luding county
By long distance bus
Chengdu to Luding, then to Moxi : The bus departs for Luding separately at 08:30 am , 10:00 am , 12:00 pm , 13:10 pm, 14:00 pm, with rate of RMB 120 per person; There are another two buses leave for Luding from Shiyangchang Bus station at 11:00 am , 12:40 pm, with rate RMB 118 per person; once arrive in Luding, swtich to local minibus to Moxi with rate of RMB 20.00 per person