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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  • The Japanese Bridge in Hoi An is just magnificent in terms of architecture, built in the 1590s by the Japanese community in Hoi An, the bridge remains well maintained and retains its traditional... 
    The Japanese Bridge in Hoi An is just magnificent in terms of architecture, built in the 1590s by the Japanese community in Hoi An, the bridge remains well maintained and retains its traditional...  more »
  • Built by the Japanese in the C17th. An interesting Hoi An site. Worth a stop while you are in the area. Therr are some photos on the wall which show how the bridge has endured over the last century... 
    Built by the Japanese in the C17th. An interesting Hoi An site. Worth a stop while you are in the area. Therr are some photos on the wall which show how the bridge has endured over the last century...  more »
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  • Its a historical element. Better from afar, for a good pic. BUT it does give access to a lovely walking street, my favourite in Hoi An. It is tree covered and cool, with art shop , a gallery and some excellent coffee.
  • Interesting place. With bright yellow background, you will definitely have some vivid photos

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