If your intention has always been to date Chinese women and visit the iconic “love locks” bridge in Paris when you meet the right girl, you’ll have to have to make other plans.
For the last several years, the Pont des Arts Bridge in Paris has been the place where millions of couples have gone to declare their true love for one another by placing a padlock onto the bridge and tossing the key into the Seine River below. That is all set to change as Parisian officials have now removed the padlocks and replaced the fencing with Plexiglass panels to prevent the tradition in the future.
A staggering number of couples have come to place a padlock on the bridge, and it has now become dangerous. The locks have added 45 extra tons to the bridge, turning it into a hazard.
Although the bridge in Paris is definitely the most famous one, there are plenty of other sites where you can lock your love away. Check these out:
- Mount Huang, China. If you date Chinese women and find yourself in China with the love of your life, you can still hang a padlock of love! Lock your soul with your sweetheart on one of the fences on Mount Huang and throw the key into the valley below.
- North Seoul Tower, Seoul, South Korea. There are seven artificial “love trees” on the terraces of this tower with love locks in mind, and the tower’s operators have placed special bins in which to place the keys so lovers don’t toss the keys from the tower.
- Hohenzollern Bridge, Cologne, Germany. Back in 2009, lovers started placing love locks on this bridge over Cologne’s Rhine River. It is similar in style to the bridge in Paris where lovers toss their keys into the water below.
- Vodootvodny Canal, Moscow, Russia. Instead of placing padlocks on the bridge itself, there are artificial “love trees” just like those found in South Korea.