Japanese Covered Bridge

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Japanese Covered Bridge
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A local favorite, construction on this covered bridge began in the Year of the Monkey (1593) and was finished in the Year of the Dog (1595), hence the monkey and dog sculptures at either end.
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Barry M
Da Nang, Vietnam450 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
OK, it’s a bridge, but it is a really really nice bridge. It’s really old and funky 👍👍. It’s certainly much better than the Scott Mills Bridge in the U.K.
Written 21 October 2021
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david
Da Nang, Vietnam8 contributions
Dec 2020
Nice historical site. It is free to enter. Now not many tourists due to Covid. Which is so refreshing. So it is easy to explore.
Written 3 January 2021
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Kim
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam2,100 contributions
Dec 2020 • Friends
It is the symbol of Hoi An, you can take some pictures with it. But honestly, i am not excited with it, not my style! Enjoy!
Written 17 December 2020
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,613 contributions
Jan 2020
The pretty "Japanese Covered Bridge" has been there for centuries and even the most accomplished Vietnamese scholars are uncertain about its precise year of construction, but estimate that it was probably built around the 1590s. In ancient Hôi An, the Japanese and Chinese quarters were separated by a canal in the "The Bon River". So, Japanese businessmen decided to build a bridge connecting "Nguyen Thi Minh Kai Road" (on the Japanese Quarter - West Side) to "Tran Phu Road" (on the Chinese Quarter - East Side). As legends tell, its construction started in the "Year of Dog" and was finished in the "Year of the Monkey". Therefore, statues of two dogs were placed at one end and of two monkeys, at the other end. Inside the bridge, "Tran Vo Bac De", a Taoism deity - the "God of Weather", is enshrined. More than a bridge, it is a symbol of Hôi An and represents the fusion of the various cultures found this city over the past centuries. A visit is a must and may "Tran Vo Bac De" bless your journey in Hôi An, a Unesco appointed "World Heritage Site" since 1999! Enjoy!
Written 26 November 2020
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Raymondale
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia750 contributions
Sep 2019
this beautiful bridge is the symbol of Hoi An,it was constructed in the 1590s by the Japanese community to link it with the Chinese quarters.some says that construction of the bridge started in the year of the monkey and was finished in the year of the dog. that's why you can see at the one side of entrance, there is a pair of monkeys, and on the other side of entrance, there is a pair of dogs,so dont miss them, they are worshipped by locals now,like the gods.There is a temple on the bridge,it pays tribute to the Taoist God of weather, Tran Bo Bac De.and inside the temple,there are some historical photos on the wall,dont miss it.i bought a luck coin there.the coin carved with 12 animals images,it is based on vietnamese zodiac(no rabbit but cat instead).the surroundings of the bridge is beautiful,you can take many pics here,also there are some food stalls and cafes around,you can have some light meals if you feel hungry. at night, the bridge looks more charming,i visited here last year in september, just one day before the mid-autumn festival, very attractive, you can see many lanterns around this area, so better come here twice.
Written 31 August 2020
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Frances L
United Kingdom263 contributions
Mar 2020
A really iconic landmark, small, ancient, pretty and quaint. It is a link to the Chinese and Japanese quarters of the town. Built in the 1500's it has been lovingly restored .
Written 29 July 2020
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omega132857
Chichester, UK1,771 contributions
Mar 2020
After being out earlier to visit the Champa Kingdom, we returned back to our hotel, then on for a tour in the afternoon of Hoi An. We saw the Japanese Covered Bridge. It was very busy during the afternoon, but it moves fast. This bridge was constructed 400 years ago to symbolize peace between the Japanese and Chinese communities.
Written 27 July 2020
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bhodgkinson
Preston, UK244 contributions
Aug 2019 • Solo
Visited the beauty spot in the Old Town early in order to avoid the crowd. The bridge is pretty with great Japanese architecture. A must visit whilst in Hoi An.
Written 20 June 2020
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Juan D
Da Nang, Vietnam24 contributions
May 2020 • Couples
Awesome historical site. It is free to enter and roam around. Now not many Chinese or Korean tourists. Which is so refreshing. So it is easy to explore. Beautiful place to visit during the day. I highly recommend.
Written 4 June 2020
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amanda5805
Duncan, Canada3,896 contributions
Dec 2019
The Japanese Covered Bridge was constructed in the 16th century by the Japanese community in Hoi An. It connected the Japanese quarter to the Chinese quarter. The bridge symbolized peace between the two communities. It has been restored many times over the years and no long has the original Japanese architecture. It now reflects Vietnamese architecture. There is a small shire inside the bridge. There is also statues of a dog and a monkey on opposing sides of the bridge. It is lovely to look at.

One of your tickets will allow you to cross one way. If you wish to cross twice it will use two tickets. It is a beautiful bridge but most of its beauty is looking at it from the road or other free bridge a few feet away in front of it. I personally wouldn’t use one of my tickets to cross it. It is small and was very crowded plus everyone wants the same picture inside and out front.

Don't forget to purchase your ticket before heading to a this stop at the Old Town Booth. The tickets includes 5 entrance fees. You have 24 hours from time of purchase to use them. It cost 120,000VND (around $7.10CAD). There are 21 sightseeing to choose from.
Written 28 May 2020
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