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Japanese Covered Bridge

At the West end of Tran Phu St., Hoi An, Vietnam
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Ranked #13 of 36 Attractions in Hoi An
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Type: Bridges
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Sure it's historic and nice to look at, especially at night, but I'm suprised people paid to go on it. It's just a tiny little wooden bridge. If you just cross to the other side on another bridge it's free and then you can walk back across the bridge for free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

A must see when you visit Hoi An. The people of this beautiful area love and respect this structure and have kept it safe and in good condition

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This place has a lot of history but did nothing for us. It is blocked off to bikes and sometimes they try to take a fee for looking at it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

...we can expect a little bit more.. We paid to visit the Japanse bridge (fortunatelly the price is included into the ticket that offers several other visits of the Old town). It seems to be the symbol of Hoi An. Before coming to Hoi An, I made up in my mind a thousand of images about that bridge. I final,... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Not very special, see the animals inside when entering the bridge. Mandatory ticket boots for entering the old city. At evening it's crowded the colored lampoons give this city a high Disney World atmosphere.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This bridge is a big tourist spot in Hoi An and it is pretty, but you DON'T have to pay to cross it or to look at it, so don't fall for the 'you must have a ticket!' routine. If you want to donate, go ahead, but you don't have to!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Not something really special. You're ticket includes 5 places to see in the old city of Hoi an, so don't waste one of the tickets on this. There is only a little room with no interesting explanations, you can take pictures from the outside and it's more than enough.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I love the old bridge. It is such a great place for photos and the history of it is so very interesting and remarkable.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

It is an old bridge, very pretty. Great to get a photo to show that you were in Hoi An but I wouldn't go out of my way to see it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The bridge is beautifully built and preserved. It is well lit at night providing good photo opportunities. We visited the small temple shrine that is in the middle - you need to handover one of your Hoi An ancient town ticket tokens to visit that room.

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