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“It's not about the bridge, but what lays beyond it!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Japanese Covered Bridge

Japanese Covered Bridge
At the West end of Tran Phu St., Hoi An, Vietnam
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Ranked #12 of 36 Attractions in Hoi An
Type: Bridges
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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.
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“It's not about the bridge, but what lays beyond it!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This bridge is interesting, but it is filled with too many tourists! I could not get a picture without half a dozen foreigners standing in the way. See the bridge and then go beyond . . . there is extremely interesting shops, clan houses and halls, and temples on both sides of the bridge. Enjoy them!

Visited April 2013
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“What's the deal?”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

OK so it's an old bridge, but honestly it's actually quite ugly so it's not even a photo oppurtunity... Definitely not worth going out of your way to look at.

Visited July 2013
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“Nice and attractive bridge but small and overrated”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

The Japanese Covered Bridge is touted as one of Hoi An's premier attractions - and although it is pretty and interesting, it's very small and you've seen everything there is to see after your first glance at it. The historic houses and temples which you can go into and explore are far more interesting and worthwhile.

Visited June 2013
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“You have to pay to simply walk across it!!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We wandered over from our hotel as we thought we should at least get a glimpse of this bridge. The area itself is really nice, but definitely touristy!! Remember to haggle if you buy things nearby!! Anyway, we were about to wander over this bridge after taking photos of it, when a surly Vietnamese guard told us to produce our tickets. TICKETS!! It's a 3 meter long bridge!! We just walked around it and had a look from the other side... Good to cross off the check list after seeing the assembly hall.

Visited July 2013
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“An unique and special architecture”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

You will be heard a long story about this bridge and why it is called an unique and special architecture. On one bridge sie – the western end are a pair of wooden monkeys and a pair of wooden dogs guards indigo-blue ceramic incense burner on the eastern side. It is mixed of Western and Eastern architectural style and belief. Do not visit it for a quick glance, let's listen to the guide explanation for the cultural & belief meaning of the bridge. You will see it very interesting.

Visited January 2013
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