Japanese Bridge

Situated in the heart of Hoi An ancient town. Japanese bridge have long a reputation for their sheer beauty of being graceful curves and inspiration from nautical soul. It's the most famous bridge in Vietnam. Not only for tourist also for Vietnamese history.

Japanese Bridge

How Japanese Bridge is unique?

Legend has it that the bridge was built as a weapon of ancient individuals to discourage the monster Mamazu, that has its head in India, its tail in Japan and its rear in Vietnam, to cause earthquakes along with other calamities. In fact, it was built by the Japanese business community from 1593 to connect them with the Chinese area on the other side of a small stream.

It stays until today as a stunning attraction and can be a beautiful trace of the Japanese influence in Vietnam. Since the construction of the site was begun in 1593. Year of the Monkey, also ended in 1595 - the Year of the Dog. Some of those 2 animals sculptures has been put at both ends. They represent for the guardians of the bridge. Japanese Bridge is most renowned for its elaborate decorations, which may be easily seen at a low level entry.

Street Vendor

Do not miss the small porcelain bowls used to cap the ends of the tile, even though the inside might be rather dark. There is a small temple on the north side of the bridge, right in the center over the stream. Additionally, visitors may discover several intriguing galleries in the other end. Such a place cannot be ignored for people who wish to take pictures, with a magical historical background and amazing red faded color. Nighttime is when it looks more elegant, thanks to the lighting.

Admission is free and tourists staying in town might go through this bridge a several times every day. Take bicycle tour around Hoi An is extremely recommended, since Hoi An is so small and there is no need to be afraid about the traffic.

Hoi An at Night

It's great idea for

  • Family, Couple, Solo, Photographer
  • Best time to visit: All day

A trip to Vietnam will be lost if you skip visit Hoi An Japanese bridge. Make contact Origin Travel for all detail.

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