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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  • Fantastic historical bridge which has a small room in the middle and statues inside of each end .Its an amazing 500 year olf structure to look at and cross if you want to (but this will cost you 1 tic...  more »
  • I had great expectations to visit the bridge. Although the structure is special, the pollution of the river or stream is appauling  more »
  • Check it out. Easy walk from downtown and you can walk along either side the bridge still services. Very cool part of the history.  more »
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