Under a heavy cover of snow, the bridge appears ‘broken‘ from a certain angle. The play of light on the white snow causes a visual effect which makes Broken Bridge look like it is in two parts.
West Lake in Hangzhou has many beautiful bridges, all with poetic names.
Broken Bridge has a well-known folk story connected to it. White Snake was a snake who, after meditating and discipling herself for thousands of years, metamorphised into a beautiful woman. When she fell in love with a young physician, they married and lived happily. Bai Suzhen – Lady White Snake – helped Xu Xian – the young physician – heal the sick.
A Buddhist monk tries to warn Xu Xian that his wife is really a ‘snake demon’, and she drinks a type…
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