Japanese Covered Bridge, Hoi An

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Favored by the locals, Japanese Covered Bridge stands as one of the most famous city landmarks. The iconic bridge was built in the end of the 16th century to connect the Japanese and Chinese areas of the town. A legend has it that the bridge sits on the back of an ancient monstrous earthquake-causing dragon. A small, simple temple inside the bridge is dedicated to a weather god, who is believed to have the power to stop earthquakes. The wooden pagoda roof and the original ornamentation are well-preserved and the arched shape of the road was restored in 1986. Notice the pairs of guardian statues on each entrance, representing dogs and monkeys. There are two explanations for this--one is that these are the years in the Chinese calendar when the bridge was begun and finished and the other one is that these are the Zodiac signs of many Chinese emperors. Our Hoi An holiday builder makes visiting Japanese Covered Bridge and other Hoi An attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Over rated site. Historic 400 years old bridge good for a few photos opportunities and spend 5 to 10 mins. A lot of people crowding the bridge for photos. 
    Over rated site. Historic 400 years old bridge good for a few photos opportunities and spend 5 to 10 mins. A lot of people crowding the bridge for photos.  more »
  • What a cool historial bridge, an amazing place to visit and photograph. Try to avoid the weekends though. 
    What a cool historial bridge, an amazing place to visit and photograph. Try to avoid the weekends though.  more »
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  • Literally "pagoda on the bride", it offers one of the more beautiful sight of the river. Come at night and you will be pleased. Try to avoid the weekends though, if you can't weave your way through densely packed crowd who have little respect for your personal space.
  • What a cool historical bridge! Worth paying for admission just to read about the history and seeing the old temple still intact. Like other reviewers mentioned: it’s Vietnam…so the bridge can sometimes get both dirty and very crowded depending on how many tourists have come by recently. There should be better enforcement of this as it can get pretty hectic during peak hours.

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