Thanh Toan Bridge, Hue

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Spanning a countryside canal, Thanh Toan Bridge serves as a fine example of a Japanese-style tile-roofed bridge. See the elaborately carved arched entrance decorated with ancient Vietnamese and Chinese calligraphy, and notice how, from a distance, the bridge resembles a traditional house. A childless wife of an important Mandarin and a native of the village, Thi Dao, built the bridge for her fellow villagers and travelers who needed rest. Look for a small altar dedicated to her memory, which the villagers laid upon emperor’s orders in 1925. Using our online itinerary creator, Hue attractions like Thanh Toan Bridge can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 17, 2017
    This little Japanese Bridge seems to be frozen in time, access can take the bike or motorcycle since booed through the rice paddies (very nice). The bridge seems to be the highest point of the village, there are small traders, inhabitants are based there. It is good to walk around or just to sit and watch the river. I recommend it highly, in view of the Japanese bridge of Hoi An, that of Than Toan has kept its authentic appearance and screw still beyond tourists.
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  • August 17, 2017
    It is beautiful as construction and the history surrounding it is pretty. The Museum next door, however, is worthless.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Coming this bridge is interesting because we need to cross by many rice filed which is at the havart time so it is beautiful. The history and achitecture of this brige is nice. It is more interesting ...  more »
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  • May 11, 2017
    Interesting bridge. Locals were taking nap in the bridge. But i wouldn't make a purpose trip.
  • March 22, 2017
    A tiled roof bridge built from the 18th century. Very nice ceramic decoration. Next to a local market that would offer foreigners a great experience about how a small local market in actions.
  • January 29, 2017
    Nice place. But what worths more - rural area around. You will see some rice fields and villages on the way to the bridge. That's a wonderful experience. Come in the evening - me sunset here. It really looks great. Bridge by itself is just ok
  • July 18, 2017
    Lễ hội chợ quê được tổ chức tại đây cứ 2 năm 1 lần vào ngày 3 âm lịch, hoặc vào mỗi kỳ festival Huế (khoảng từ giữa năm).
  • January 25, 2017
    Beautiful village, friendly local people. Mrs Kinh who lives next to the market was so good with us, we bought local candy and fresh coconut them she sang some songs written by her.

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