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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  • a significant piece of architecture. Worth walking through for something to do - not worth making a special trip for. Not Easy to get a photo. Unfortunately now it is just an overcrowded with... 
    a significant piece of architecture. Worth walking through for something to do - not worth making a special trip for. Not Easy to get a photo. Unfortunately now it is just an overcrowded with...  more »
  • This bridge is really the symbol of the town and not unfairly! Is beautiful! especially by night is a view to behold. Some local food is awesome. Highly recommended to my friends with our heart. 
    This bridge is really the symbol of the town and not unfairly! Is beautiful! especially by night is a view to behold. Some local food is awesome. Highly recommended to my friends with our heart.  more »
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  • 6 am walk provides a clear view and access to the Old Town area without hassles. Day is reasonable, evenings and weekends busy but not hectic as in previous years. Love this area, and having a polite and friendly approach with the local people will reward you with many lovely memories
  • Nice place to take a pic with special background but it's highly recommended to go early to have space 😀.....the area around is full with nice restaurants and coffee shops also there is a market not far from there. Any way it's ideal toursitc place and as a tourist you can't miss it.

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