The bridge has been exposed to the elements for centuries and now is but left with a few original features. It is subjected to repairs, so if you are planning a visit, now would be a good time before it is rid of its characteristics.
One of the things to do in Hoi An is to visit this ancient bridge; the bridge has been a talking point due to its extraordinary architecture. The architectural masterpiece was opened in 1719 by Nguyen Phuc Chu Lord who took it upon himself to carve three symbols of the Chinese heritage. The visitors’ interest in the bridge lies partly in its animated history.
The French saw fit to flatten out the bridge during the colonial era, and in 1986, much of its original features were restored which has apparently been a major draw for tourists – the likes of Anantara Hoi An Resort that dot the area accommodate the influx of visitors.
There are statues standing sentinel to the bridge on either side – on one side are two statues of dogs while the other side is occupied by two statues of monkeys.
Located at Tran Phu Street in Hoi An, the bridge can be accessed from the town centre.
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