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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  • Join all the other tourists as they all try and visit the bridge at the same time. Standing on the river bank and looking back at the bridge provides an excellent place for a photograph.  more »
  • Well worth getting a book of tickets to visit other places only about 4 dolars But can cross this bridge from other side for free  more »
  • Really nice historical place. Read the history before so you can enjoy it’s design and functionality.  more »
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  • I think it’s just one of those must see bridges plus its location is on s really great street very colourful and active. The bridge it’s self is well built and interesting for those who like traditional wood built structures. It has a temple chamber as well . You cannot take your scooter over it it’s purely s foot bridge,
  • The famed "Japanese Bridge". It's nice, but honestly not that impressive. Being quite small, it's appreciated just as well by looking at it from the outside - without paying the ticket to walk in.
  • Only saw from a distance the first night. If you want to traverse it then you need a ticket at 120k dong. Looked busy as heck. We avoided. Last night we ended up late in town and managed to cross the bridge with no one else on it.. It is a beautiful little bridge. You can cross it in a minute. But it is good for a photo opportunity.
  • Ok photo spot. Pretty at night. MOBBED by idiot tourists taking photos, not that that’s avoidable. Worth a quick stop.
  • Really nice town. Quiet in the morning and it's get busier and busier by the day. By the evening it seems that all tourists are here. Really nice by night with everything lighten up. Recommend to go here!

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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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