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. Add Japanese Covered Bridge to your Hoi An travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Hoi An vacation route planner.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Sorry but I was so under whelmed by this bridge. After reading about it I dragged my family though the old town on the hottest day ever to find it and was so disappointed.  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    It is to go from came to Hoi an. Tickets bought at the ticket office at several places. You must show your ticket inside. If and when a bright, light-up both think would look good.
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  • August 17, 2017
    It is beautiful but also paying to get through about €5! You can take a picture is good enough and if you want to go on the other side the small just before bridge which is free and take a side street that will get there.
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  • July 12, 2017
    Cool little bridge. It don't cost anything to cross, but if you want to have a little prayer inside it cost 120,000 dong. Unless your religious i wouldn't bother paying. If you are stopped whilst crossing just polity explain that you don't wish to pray, your just crossing and carry on walking.
  • July 14, 2017
    It's a beautiful little bridge! It costs 120000 dong to enter, considering that there isn't much experience, I skipped it! I think it's more beautiful from outside rather than inside!
  • July 5, 2017
    Very beautiful, go early to avoid loads of tourists! You dont need a ticket if you don't wanna go through it... But it's only 120,000 so it's nice to help the UNESCO town.
  • July 13, 2017
    How lovely is the UNESCO heritage listed site of Hoi An! A bridge that was built to connect the communities of the Japanese to the Chinese in this trading centre of the 1500's. The bridge apparently was started in year of the dog and finished in the year of the monkey or visa versa
  • July 17, 2017
    Japanese bridge are nice places! so, iam very happy see you Japanese bridge. Japanese bridge are near the beautiful pond,

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While Hoi An offers a good selection of sleeping options in all price categories, only a few of them lie in the old town, probably the city's most popular tourist area. To stay near this historic neighborhood, look for hotels in the surrounding streets, especially Ba Trieu and Hai Ba Trung. If you can, look for rooms in the evening, when many budget hotels try to fill up by offering deep discounts. For the best choices and bargains, reserve as early as possible.
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