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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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  • Super crowded, and the architecture is old and unique in my opinion. It is beautiful but quite a lot of people so I chose to go to shop nearby haha 
    Super crowded, and the architecture is old and unique in my opinion. It is beautiful but quite a lot of people so I chose to go to shop nearby haha  more »
  • Very crowded, there are many visitors here but it did not affect my experience much. The bridge looks quite beauty at night and people should visit here when they come to Hoian 
    Very crowded, there are many visitors here but it did not affect my experience much. The bridge looks quite beauty at night and people should visit here when they come to Hoian  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
  • This place is a spectacle. I went there alone for a walk and i feel i can go there everyday and never get bored of the beauty of this place. Also, buy some good leather goods. Generally, the prices are 1/3 of what fhey offer. E.g I got a bag for which i was quotes 1.3 mil Dong for 380K dong. Also, if you are with your partner, do take a lantern boat ride, it is something.

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