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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  • It looks beautiful at night but is packed with people walking across and taking photos on it. Quite annoying, much nicer to see from the boats that go up and down the river  more »
  • Great to see and be able walk over this wonderfully preserved piece of Hoi An’s Trading History This bridge leads into the old Hoi An  more »
  • Beautiful building of the XVIII century extremely ran pretty good state of conservation but difficult to observe because of the crowd
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