Women Summer Dresses & Fashion Beijing, China

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Among the Top 10 Photo Spots in Beijing, the 17-Arch Bridge at Summer Palace is my favorite photogenic spectacle. Summer Place itself is the epic demonstration  of the traditional Chinese gardening with all its essential elements – lakes, hills, rockeries, pavilions, corridors, archways, bridges and temples.

The 17-arch bridge stands out as one of the great photography spots within Summer Palace. It is the largest bridge on Kunming Lake in Summer Palace that connects the eastern shore with South Lake Island, representing Penglai, a magic plade where you are supposed to live forever without pain and no winter, a paradise on earth.

The charm of the bridge changes with at sunrise and sunset, the four different seasons, and also different angles of view. In winter,the golden sun’s rays shoot through the 17 arches in the bridge, a photogenic miracle.

Today my purpose to go to Summer Palace is not mainly for the shooting of the landscape or the 17-arch bridge in particular. Instead, I’d like to take candid photos of the people passing back and forth across the bridge, who are coming all parts of China and around the world since Summer Palace is a must see hotspot for first-time visitors to Beijing.

Candid street photography, or candid portrait photography is a good to record what is happening in a place you are not familiar with in terms of lifestyle, dresses, fashion and more.

My small view angle standing by the side of the 17-arch bridge provides you some visual information on the dresses Chinese ladies wear in summer. Of course,  they just some samples of what the local women wear in summer,unable to cover all of them.

People coming through the famous 17-arch bridge


Snap a photo of a smartly dressed lady by the bridge.


Two fashion girls hand in hand viewed from behind.


The two modern girls seen on the side.


The clean and white girl with hat and glasses


A girl iPhone photographing


A girl with a colorful kite viewed from behind


A smart girl with a bunch of flowers


People in summer dresses


Taking Pictures


Jumping high above the bridge


The beautiful sunset over the bridge and Kuming Lake in Summer Palace

Tip:  Hassle-free Beijing Guided Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for guided tours to Beijing:

Beijing by Night Illuminations Tour  from US$33 p/p

Beijing Hutong Highlight One Day Tour  from US$59 p/p

Beijing Highlight Day Tour from US$59 P/P
(Tiananmen + Forbidden City + Mutianyu Great Wall)
Beijing Classic City Tour from US$65 P/P
(Tiananmen + Forbidden City + Temple of Heaven + Summer Palace)
Beijing Excursion Tour from US$59 P/P
(Mutianyu Great Wall + Ming Tomb)
Beijing Hutong Highlight Tour from US$59 P/P
( Hutong + Rickshaw)

Mutianyu Great Wall Half Day Tour from US$55 p/p
Hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour from US$69 p/p

Mutianyu Great Wall Layover Tour from US$65 p/p
Beijing Highlight Layover Tour from US$75 p/p

Further Readings

Top 10 Attractions in Beijing
How to Visit Forbidden City
How to Visit Temple of Heaven
How to Visit Summer Palace
How to Visit Ming Tombs
How to Visit the Great Wall of China
How to Visit Tiananmen Square
How to Visit Hutongs
How to Visit Olympic Sites

Top 10 Markets in Beijing
Top 10 Shopping Malls in Beijing
Beijing Shopping

Wangfujing Night Snack Street
Qianmen Commercial Street
Beijing Huguosi Street

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