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Japanese Covered Bridge, Hoi An

Categories: Bridges, Tourist Spots
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3.2/5 based on 4,400+ reviews on the web
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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  • It is not spectacular, but it's nice. Not malgasteis a ticket to enter the "room" with 2 lanterns... Night lighting you choose is not successful...
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  • The old bridge. Only in the city. Its status would have to be improved. Illuminated in the evenings in different colours. Apparently, the prettiest in red colour. In the middle of the bridge, a small temple with interesting photographs from many years.
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  • גשר נחמד בעיר הישנה. לא ברור למה גובים תשלום בשביל לעבור בו כשבמרחק כמה מטרים יש גשר להולכי רגל ללא תשלום שמשקיף על הגשר היפני. אם לחוץ לכם בכל זאת לעבור על הגשר היפני עברו דרך גשר הולכי הרגל, בצעו עי...  read more »
  • Nice for pictures but too crowded at night..
  • The CoveredBridge or JapaneseBridge was built in the early seventeenth century. The Japanese who lived in HoiAn town, built the bridge over the stream to do business with the local people in the residential area. In later centuries the Vietnamese and Chinese continued to restore the bridge. WorldHeritage site.
  • This bridge is a world heritage site in the old city Hoi An Vietnam. Look closely at the condition of the little stream that runs under neath.Don't stand around the area as the stench that permeates from under neath the bridge is sure to have a cause and effect on your well being.Someone or a industry is using the small creek as way to get rid of their waste.I wished the authorities in Vietnam had better management an would stop polluting their environment for health and cause effect.The rest of the site and old city is a step back in time.The people are friendly and will smile back at you.
  • Nice bridge but crowded
  • It's an old bridge, definitely contributing to the ancient town vibe. It has a temple inside which is nothing special. Bridge lights up at night with all kinds of colours, at least during tet!
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