Located in the South Central Coast region of Vietnam is the popular city if Hoi An. Known for its rich history and culture, the city of Hoi An has played a vital role in history of Vietnam in almost all of its different eras. The city is home to many unique attractions such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site ‘Old Town’, the Cantonese Assembly Hall, the Museum of History and Culture, and the Thu Bon Riverfront. The Anantara Hoi An Resort is one of the most pleasant Hoi An hotels.
One of the most iconic and historic landmarks of Hoi An is the Japanese Covered Bridge. Dating back to the 16th Century, the Japanese Covered Bridge was one of the few bridges built in the 16th Century which are still intact. The bridge was a means by which the Japanese in the Hoi An region built to access the predominantly Chinese region of Hoi An, and today stands a symbol of Japanese influence in Hoi An.
The Japanese Covered Bridge is said to have been constructed in the 16th Century, but was formally declared open in 1719 by Lord Nguyen Phuc Chu. The bridge is known for its unique design and beautiful architecture, and is admired and marveled by almost all who visit it. The bridge is known to have statues of monkeys on one end, and statues of dogs on the other. Many people have their own theories about these statues, which range from the bridge having started during the year of the monkey and ended during the year of the dog, to Japanese emperors being born during the year of the monkey and dog. The bridge was renovated in 1986 to bring it back to its former glory, and today the bridge, with its elegant roof and traditional Japanese design, stands proudly as a monument frozen in time, for all to see.
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